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Title:
Rising star : the making of Barack Obama / David J. Garrow.
ISBN:
9780062641830
Physical Description:
viii, 1460 pages ; 23 cm
Contents:
The end of the world as they knew it: Chicago's far South Side, March 1980 - July 1985 -- A place in the world: Honolulu, Seattle, Honolulu, Jakarta, and Honolulu, August 1961 - September 1979 -- Searching for home: Eagle Rock, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Hermitage, PA, September 1979 - July 1985 -- Transformation and identity: Roseland, Hyde Park, and Kenya: August 1985 - August 1988 -- Emergence and achievement: Harvard Law School, September 1988 - May 1991 -- Building a future: Chicago, June 1991 - August 1995 -- Into the Arena: Chicago and Springfield, September 1995 - September 1999 -- Failure and recovery: Chicago and Springfield, October 1999 - January 2003 -- Calculation, conincidence, coronation: Illinois and Boston, January 2003 - November 2004 -- Disappointment and destiny: the U.S. Senate, November 2004 - February 2007 -- Epilogue: the President did not attend, as he was golfing.
Abstract:
"Barack Obama is arguably the most dynamic political figure to grace the American stage since John F. Kennedy. His meteoric rise from promise to power has stunned even the cynics and inspired a legion of devout followers. For anyone who wants to know more about the man, David Mendell's Obama is essential reading. Mendell, who covered Obama for the Chicago Tribune, had far-reaching access to the Chicago politician as Obama climbed the ladder to the White House, the details of which he shares in this compelling biography. Positioning Obama as the savior of a fumbling Democratic party, Mendell reveals how Obama conquered Illinois politics and paved the way brick by brick for a galvanizing, historic presidential run." -- Provided by the publisher.
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Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
[New York] : William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, [2017].

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