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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (54 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bill Richardson Narrator: Bill Richardson Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A rising star of the Democratic Party tells the fascinating story of the ways his multicultural heritage and political education have shaped his dreams for America and given him vital lessons in the art of successful negotiating.

Bill Richardson, the governor of New Mexico, may be the most charismatic figure in the Democratic Party today and one of its best natural politicians whose name isn't Bill Clinton. He is the man Colin Powell has called for advice, and the man George Stephanopoulos once called the Red Adair of diplomacy in homage to his ability to put out international fires. He has been nominated four times for the Nobel Peace Prize and is counted as one of our most knowledgeable politicians on Iraq and Saddam Hussein; on Afghanistan, the Taliban, and Al-Qaeda; on North Korea; on energy policy; on Latin American affairs; on domestic politics; and on Hispanic America.

Richardson's background as the son of an American businessman father and a Mexican mother has offered him an unusual starting point from which to seek a life in public service, but one of his most interesting roles has been that of global troubleshooter. What he has to say about how to negotiate to get what you want shows his true colors: He can be blunt, but charming; tough, but respectful; realistic, but hopeful. Through his work as a hostage negotiator, sitting across the table from the likes of Saddam Hussein, Fidel Castro, and many others, as well as his toil on Capitol Hill, in the United Nations, and New Mexico's state government, he has learned the vital importance of preparation: know as much as possible about your adversary; test your partner's truthfulness; know how much you can concede; never lie and always be direct.

Between Worlds is the surprising story of one of our most seasoned and captivating national figures.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Nancy Graham | 4/27/2011

    " Fascinating guy, but his autobiography reads like an endless stream of "Dig me!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karen | 11/6/2010

    " The book is very much like the governor himself- direct and to the point. It's just like having a conversation with him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Timothy | 1/12/2009

    " The life story of one of the most qualified Presidential candidates in recent memory. It is interesting not only from a biographical point of view, but also on the lessons that diplomacy has for our world and ourselves today. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Nancy Graham | 10/20/2008

    " Fascinating guy, but his autobiography reads like an endless stream of "Dig me!" "

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