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Book: Hillary Clinton gave visiting dignitaries signed copies of her autobiography

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      Jamie Weinstein

      Jamie Weinstein is Senior Editor of The Daily Caller. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, the New York Daily News and The Washington Examiner, among many other publications. He also worked as the Collegiate Network Journalism Fellow at Roll Call Newspaper and is the winner of the 2011 "Funniest Celebrity in Washington" contest. A regular on Fox News and other cable news outlets, Weinstein received a master’s degree in the history of international relations from the London School of Economics in 2009 and a bachelor's degree in history and government from Cornell University in 2006. He is the author of the political satire, "The Lizard King: The Shocking Inside Account of Obama's True Intergalactic Ambitions by an Anonymous White House Staffer."

Foreign dignitaries who came to Hillary Clinton’s court at the State Department during the early days of her tenure as America’s chief diplomat often left with an autographed copy her autobiography, according to a new book on Clinton’s time as secretary of state.

In her book “The Secretary,” BBC State Department correspondent Kim Ghattas writes that the State Department was deluged with visits from foreign diplomats, particularly from Europe, after Clinton was confirmed as secretary of state in early 2009. The foreign ministers of various countries usually pressed Clinton to visit their country in her new role, according to Ghattas.

“No promises were made and most visitors left with a signed copy of Hillary’s autobiography, Living History,” writes Ghattas.

It’s unclear whether the foreign dignitaries asked for the souvenir or were provided it unprompted.

Clinton left the State Department on Feb. 1.

A request for comment through Clinton’s home office website was not immediately returned.

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