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Rising star : the making of Barack Obama

Rising star : the making of Barack Obama

Author: David J Garrow
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, 2018. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First William Morrow paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama; Barack Obama
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David J Garrow
ISBN: 9780062641847 0062641840
OCLC Number: 1097201068
Notes: "Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama captivatingly describes Barack Obama's tumultuous upbringing as a young black man attending an almost-all-white, elite private school in Honolulu while being raised almost exclusively by his white grandparents. After recounting Obama's college years in California and New York, Garrow charts Obama's time as a Chicago community organizer, working in some of the city's roughest neighborhoods; his years at the top of his Harvard Law School class; and his return to Chicago, where Obama honed his skills as a hard-knuckled politician, first in the state legislature and then as a candidate for the United States Senate. Detailing a scintillating, behind-the-scenes account of Obama's 2004 speech, a moment that labeled him the Democratic Party's "rising star," Garrow also chronicles Obama's four years in the Senate, weighing his stands on various issues against positions he had taken years earlier, and recounts his thrilling run for the White House in 2008. In Rising Star, David J. Garrow has created a vivid portrait that reveals not only the people and forces that shaped the future president but also the ways in which he used those influences to serve his larger aspirations. This is a gripping read about a young man born into uncommon family circumstances, whose faith in his own talents came face-to-face with fantastic ambitions and a desire to do good in the world. Most important, Rising Star is an extraordinary work of biography--tremendous in its research and storytelling, and brilliant in its analysis of the all-too-human struggles of one of the most fascinating politicians of our time."--Amazon's website
Description: viii, 1460 pages : maps ; 24 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, coincidence, and coronation : Illinois and Boston, January 2003-November 2004 --
Disappointment and destiny : the U.S. Senate, November 2004-January 2007 --
Epilogue : the president did not attend, as he was golfing.
Other Titles: Making of Barack Obama
Responsibility: David J. Garrow.


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