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Barack Obama By David Maraniss

Barack Obama by David Maraniss

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Millions have read Barack Obama's Dreams from my Father and think they know his story. Now, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer David Maraniss has produced a startling biography which reveals the true narrative of Obama's early years.

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Barack Obama: The Making of the Man by David Maraniss

In Barack Obama, David Maraniss has written a sweeping narrative which reveals the real story of Obama's beginnings: child of a black man from Luoland and a white woman born in Kansas. He charts the fortunes of the two disparate families, polar opposites in every way, which produced these two extraordinary individuals, who met briefly in Hawaii, never cohabited, and married only to legitimize the child born of that union. At the heart of Obama's psyche and his political beliefs - and therefore his presidency - is his life-long struggle to understand the extreme duality of his identity. Maraniss explores his extraordinary journey from a mixed race boy raised by white grandparents in laid-back Hawaii to an African America with a burning political vision and vocation.

Barack Obama contains a wealth of new material. Maraniss reveals here previously unpublished love letters written by Obama as a young man in a search of an identity: black or white, writer or a man who could lead. He also includes the journal entries of Obama's first significant (white) girlfriend, which chart their intense relationship and the moment when young Barack realized that he must leave everything behind him and set out for Chicago in order to 'become' an African American. The story wrought here is one of fierce ambition, survival, and love.

Barack Obama Reviews

A revelatory book, which anyone interested in modern politics will want to read -- James Fallows * New York Times Book Review *
More like a sweeping epic novel of generations of a family than a political biography. -- Christina Lamb * Sunday Times *

About David Maraniss

David Maraniss is an associate editor at the Washington Post. He is the author of critically acclaimed best-selling books on Bill Clinton, Vietnam and the sixties, Roberto Clemente, and the 1960 Rome Olympics. He won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of Clinton and has been a Pulitzer finalist three other times. He lives in Washington, DC and Madison, Wisconsin.

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GOR010649491
9781848872790
1848872798
Barack Obama: The Making of the Man by David Maraniss
Used - Like New
Hardback
Atlantic Books
2012-06-01
672
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