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  • Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century
  • By: Fiona Hill
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hill
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (218 ratings)
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Summary

“Of every book written by anybody associated with the Trump administration, in any way, [this] is absolutely the one to read.” —Rachel Maddow

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | A celebrated foreign policy expert and key impeachment witness reveals how declining opportunity has set America on the grim path of modern Russia—and draws on her personal journey out of poverty, as well as her unique perspectives as an historian and policy maker, to show how we can return hope to our forgotten places.

"This book has a miraculous quality.... As a memoir this is hard to put down; if you are seeking a better American future you should pick it up.”—Timothy Snyder, New York Times best-selling author of On Tyranny

Fiona Hill grew up in a world of terminal decay. The last of the local mines had closed, businesses were shuttering, and despair was etched in the faces around her. Her father urged her to get out of their blighted corner of northern England: “There is nothing for you here, pet,” he said.

The coal-miner’s daughter managed to go further than he ever could have dreamed. She studied in Moscow and at Harvard, became an American citizen, and served three U.S. Presidents. But in the heartlands of both Russia and the United States, she saw troubling reflections of her hometown and similar populist impulses. By the time she offered her brave testimony in the first impeachment inquiry of President Trump, Hill knew that the desperation of forgotten people was driving American politics over the brink—and that we were running out of time to save ourselves from Russia’s fate. In this powerful, deeply personal account, she shares what she has learned, and shows why expanding opportunity is the only long-term hope for our democracy.

A New York Times Bestseller | A Washington Post Bestseller | A Washington Post Notable Book of the Year | A Financial Times Best Book of the Year

©2021 Fiona Hill (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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A compendium of cautionary tales

This is an excellent book. Fiona Hill critically analyses the links between populism, economic stickiness and education showing how they influence opportunity. Fiona draws from her own personal experience of three countries (UK, USA and Russia) and makes the topic real for the reader. Well worth reading!

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Many good yarns and an authentic plea

This book is a great 'yarn', really many 'yarns' and an extremely succinct analysis of:
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- sexism
- race and poverty
- education and opportunity
- national finance
- national security
- 'good government' versus populism
In the USA, UK & Russia with a matching plea for action. Fiona Hill brings her vast experience and knowledge to bear on these issues. It probably merits more than one read, by those with the tendency. I applaud the effort, experience and insight that has gone into this work and I hope it moves those who can offer something, to action. Thanks.

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I've recommended this audiobook to many people

Fiona Hil's story is fascinating and well-told. Proof that dedication, intelligence and a British sense of humor (humour) can go a long way in helping to shape one's life. I've recommended this audiobook to many people in the both the UK and US, and can assure you that hers is a remarkable story that you will learn a lot from.

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An inspiring life story and even better to listen to Fiona narrating it

A great listen and a wonderful life story - Fiona's academic and career journey is so impressive. Like her I grew up in North East England, however I did so within a more financially secure family environment. I am full of admiration for what Fiona has achieved and that she has thrown a much needed spotlight on the "left-behind" areas of the UK (and US). So much untapped talent going to waste, so few opportunities in those areas and so much failure by governments, both Labour and Tory, to seriously address this dreadful inequality and regional economic imbalance (the worst in Europe).

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Brilliant book, a wealth of insight

I really enjoyed this book, it’s so insightful in so many areas and there are solutions too. A great read!

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Fiona Hill for Prime Minister… please!

A balanced, compellingly told, perhaps overly modest recount of a sensational life spent in Thatcher’s Britain, post-Soviet Russia and a White House in turmoil.

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Insightful, inspiring and motivational

An uplifting account of a rise from poverty in NE England to the US White House. Shedding light on the Trump administration's disfunction, Hill's experiences in the UK, the USA and Russia allow her to make some chilling warnings. She also shares a range of practical solutions to removing inequalities and avoiding populist authoritarianism.

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Fabulous nook

What a great listen. Fiona Hill is an excellent narrator of her own story and it was so informative, thoughtful, scary and ultimately uplifting with her insights and possible solutions to offer opportunities to all. Her inside view of a populist politician in the White House was fascinating. It makes her analysis of how these individuals claim power for their own ends while pretending to fight for the rights of the underprivileged even more prescient - particularly bearing in mind the war in Ukraine and the frightening possibility that Trump could be re-elected in 2024.

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Brilliant

Uplifting story with hope as it’s backbone. A must read for anyone who cares about the less fortunate amongst us.

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This bookMay save the world

This should be required listening (must be heard in Fiona’s wonderful voice) for every legislator in the US and UK. Maybe every person…..

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