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Pulitzer Prize recipient Samantha Power, widely known as a dedicated advocate for the advancement of human rights, has been heralded as one of America’s leading foreign-policy experts by President Barack Obama. In her autobiography, Power presents an urgent answer to the question, “What can one do?”And a call for a clearer mind, a child’s soul, and a more open and respectful hand in our politics and everyday life. Idealistic learning traces Power’s distinctly American trajectory from refugee to war correspondent to the presidential officer’s office. In 2005, her criticism of US foreign policy caught the eye of newly elected senator Barack Obama, who invited her to work with him on Capitol Hill.