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Obama on the Couch Inside the Mind of the President

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ISBN-10: 1451620640

ISBN-13: 9781451620641

Edition: 2012

Authors: Justin A. Frank

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Even though he’s three years into his term as President, many Americans feel like they don’t know the “real” Barack Obama. From the idealistic campaigner who seemed to share our dreams, and who promised to fulfill our lofty expectations, to pragmatic politician who has repeatedly compromised on the promises of his campaign, it indeed seems as though there are two Obamas. What to make of this? How can the electorate get a better sense of its commander-in-chief, and how can the President more effectively lead a nation in a moment of turmoil and crisis? These questions are of great interest to most Americans, but the questions – and their potential answers – are especially intriguing for a…    
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 5/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Justin A. Frank, M.D., is a clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at George Washington University Medical Center. Since 1980 he has been a teaching analyst at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute. He is past president of the Greater Washington Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Dr. Frank lives and practices psychoanalysis in Washington, D.C.

Introduction
Born Split: Healing the Black/White Divide
Abandoned and Assuaged
Accommodator in Chief
Calming Words
The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Change Itself
The Achiever
The Company He Keeps
"Their" Obama: Obama in the Minds of his Critics
"Our" Obama, or My President, My Selves
Mission Accomplished
Epilogue: O'Bama on the Couch
Epilogue, Part Two
Glossary
Source Notes
Acknowledgments
Index