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The bridge : the life and rise of Barack Obama

Author: David Remnick
Publisher: New York, NY : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
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No story has been more central to America?s history this century than the rise of Barack Obama, and until now, no journalist or historian has written a book that fully investigates the circumstances and experiences of Obama?s life or explores the ambition behind his rise. Those familiar with Obama?s own best-selling memoir or his campaign speeches know the touchstones and details that he chooses to emphasize, but  Read more...
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Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Remnick
ISBN: 9781400043606 1400043603
OCLC Number: 664410640
Description: 672 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: David Remnick.

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No story has been more central to America?s history this century than the rise of Barack Obama, and until now, no journalist or historian has written a book that fully investigates the circumstances and experiences of Obama?s life or explores the ambition behind his rise. Those familiar with Obama?s own best-selling memoir or his campaign speeches know the touchstones and details that he chooses to emphasize, but now?from a writer whose gift for illuminating the historical significance of unfolding events is without peer?we have a portrait, at once masterly and fresh, nuanced and unexpected, of a young man in search of himself, and of a rising politician determined to become the first African-American president.a.

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