Rex W. Tillerson is out as United States secretary of state. He will be replaced by Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director. President Trump announced his decision on Twitter.
Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2018
Now that Mr. Tillerson has some free time, here are seven books by his predecessors that he might want to read and reflect on:
“Hard Choices,” by Hillary Clinton
“No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington,” by Condoleezza Rice
“It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership,” by Colin Powell
“Madame Secretary: A Memoir,” by Madeleine Albright
“The Politics of Diplomacy,” by James A. Baker III
“Turmoil and Triumph: My Years as Secretary of State,” by George P. Shultz,
“White House Years,” by Henry Kissinger