Obama : From Promise to Power

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The biography of America's hottest political superstar, Barack Obama-a man poised on the threshold of greatness.

Barack Obama's meteoric rise from Hawaii high schooler to exemplary Harvard Law School student to well-groomed politico to history-making presidential candidate is the stuff of legend. Since his headline-grabbing speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2004, Obama has come to represent the promise of unity among groups of all types of Americans-blacks and whites; Democrats, Republicans, and moderates; the young and the old; the upper, middle, and lower classes.

Veteran Chicago Tribune journalist David Mendell has covered Obama since the beginning of the candidate's campaign for the Senate. In Obama: From Promise to Power , the author offers a revealing, detailed portrait based on intensive research and exclusive interviews with Obama's closest aides, mentors, political adversaries, and family-most notably his charismatic wife, Michelle. It is an eye-opening look at the evolution of a brilliant politician whose name has become a catchphrase for hope in a politically jaded society.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 406 pages
  • 106 x 172 x 28mm | 226.8g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • United States
  • English
  • Plates, black and white
  • 006173666X
  • 9780061736667
  • 1,510,173

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The single best source of background information on our new president. National Review
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