Barack Obama The Story

ISBN-10: 1439160406
ISBN-13: 9781439160404
Edition: 2012
Authors: David Maraniss
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Description: By the author of the bestselling When Pride Still Mattered and the Pulitzer finalist for They Marched into Sunlight and the definitive biography of the young Bill Clinton, First in His Class, a stunning saga of the generations and geography that put  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/19/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

By the author of the bestselling When Pride Still Mattered and the Pulitzer finalist for They Marched into Sunlight and the definitive biography of the young Bill Clinton, First in His Class, a stunning saga of the generations and geography that put Barack Obama on his path to the American presidency.Meticulously reported by one of our pre-eminent journalists, based on hundreds of interviews, the real stories of Obama's disparate forebears and his early life explain as never before the forces that shaped him.Along the way is a story of passions, vain ambitions, survival and love. There is a sad description of his father’s, and father’s father's behavior and of their thwarted lives. Maraniss's portrayal of Obama’s mother is critical and sympathetic. He shows us Obama as a small school boy in Indonesia, eager and polite, then as a prankster adolescent, a basketball-playing good scholar. The truth is that Barack Obama Jr. began inventing and defining himself from early childhood to undergraduate at Occidental and Columbia Colleges, on to Harvard and “home” to Chicago.Maraniss evokes time and place so vividly that readers feel they are there. He corrects the record (even Obama’s recollections) as he keeps the young Obama always at the center of this adventure.

David Maraniss is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who chronicled the Clinton era during his time at the Washington Post. After leaving the Washington Post, Maraniss wrote "First in His Class," a book about Clinton that won the American Society of Newspaper Editors Jesse Laventhal Prize. He has also published "The Clinton Enigma," a book interpreting the Clinton scandal.

Introduction: It's Not Even Past
In Search of El Dorado
Luoland
In This Our Life
Nairobi Days
Afraid of Smallness
Beautiful Isle of Somewhere
Hapa
Orbits
"Such a World"
Marked Man
What School You Went?
Barry Obama
Riding Poniyem
Mainland
End and Beginning
The Moviegoer
Genevieve and the Veil
Finding and Being Found
Coda
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Photo Credits
Index

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