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The promise : President Obama, year one

Author: Jonathan Alter
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Fiction : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Jonathan Alter, one of the country's most respected journalists and historians, uses his unique access to the White House to produce the first inside look at Obama's difficult debut. In Alter's telling, the real Obama is an authentic, demanding, unsentimental, and sometimes overconfident leader.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Also issued in ebook format
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Alter, Jonathan.
Promise.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2010
(OCoLC)761285771
Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama
Material Type: Biography, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Alter
ISBN: 9781439101193 1439101191 9781439101209 1439101205 9781439154083 1439154082
OCLC Number: 517275024
Description: xviii, 458 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Obama takes charge --
White House-in-waiting --
Grant Park --
The cabinet maker --
Picking Hillary --
Instant president --
Historic inauguration --
Sea legs --
Zen temperament --
Rahmbo --
The shovel brigade --
Larry and Tim --
The un-Bubba --
Global reset --
Tyrannosaurus Rx --
Professor-in-chief --
Off-hours --
The skinny guy and the fat cats --
Modus Obama --
"Don't blow it!" --
Chaos-istan --
The perfect and the good --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Jonathan Alter.
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Jonathan Alter, one of the country's most respected journalists and historians, uses his unique access to the White House to produce the first inside look at Obama's difficult debut. In Alter's telling, the real Obama is an authentic, demanding, unsentimental, and sometimes overconfident leader.

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"An impressively reported, myth-debunking and timely combination of journalism and history." --Harry Hurt III, "The New York Times" ("Off the Shelf" Sunday column)

 
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