The Washington Times - April 4, 2013, 09:43AM

Hillary Clinton is writing a book about her time running the State Department.

The Associated Press reported Thursday that Mrs. Clinton is writing a “memoir and policy book” about her four years at State and that is tentatively scheduled to be release in 2014.

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“Hillary Clinton’s extraordinary public service has given her a unique perspective on recent history and the challenges we face,” Jonathan Karp, president and publisher of the Simon & Schuster Publishing Group and the book’s editor, said in a statement to the AP on Thursday. “This will be the ultimate book for people who are interested in world affairs and America’s place in the world today.”

The general consensus is that Mrs. Clinton, 65, would be the clear frontrunner for the Democratic nomination should she chose to run for president in the 2016 election.

Mrs. Clinton stepped down as secretary of state earlier this year and was replaced by former Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, who left his seat in the upper chamber to take the spot.