There Is Nothing for You Here by Fiona Hill audiobook

There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century

By Fiona Hill
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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. 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 US 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.

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Summary

Summary

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.

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 US 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Hill is a lucid writer, delivering her reminiscences in a vivid and wry style…[with] a good bit of gallows humor.” New York Times
“Valuable and riveting…Will be an important document for historians of the future.” Financial Times (London)
“Examines why it is difficult to get ahead, why opportunities are fleeting, and how that is affecting the social and political fabric of the country.” NPR
“A sobering analysis of the toxic environment Trump and his aides created and how it continues to threaten democracy’s very existence.” Booklist (starred review)
“Ambitious, immensely compelling…A shrewd, absorbing memoir that casts a sharp eye on America’s future while offering feasible solutions for change.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Takes us from a Northern England of idled coal mines and deindustrialization to Trump’s Oval Office, demonstrating how individual biography can illuminate far broader issues of world affairs.” Drew Gilpin Faust, president emerita, Harvard University, and New York Times bestselling author
“Fiona Hill has transformed her own predicaments in the Trump administration into a prescription for a better America…You should pick it up.” Timothy Snyder, Yale University, New York Times bestselling author
“A candid, insightful, and disturbing story.” Sir Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Fiona Hill

Author Bio: Fiona Hill

Fiona Hill serves as a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She served as deputy assistant to the president and senior director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council from 2017 to 2019. From 2006 to 2009 she served as national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council. She has researched and published extensively on issues related to Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, regional conflicts, energy, and strategic issues. She is coauthor of Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin and The Siberian Curse: How Communist Planners Left Russia Out in the Cold. She holds a master’s degree in Soviet studies and a doctorate in history from Harvard University and a master’s in Russian and modern history from St. Andrews University in Scotland. She has also pursued studies at Moscow’s Maurice Thorez Institute of Foreign Languages. She

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 15.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English