The Bridge

The Bridge

The Life and Rise of Barack Obama

Downloadable Audiobook - 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 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.
Publisher: [Westminster, Md.] : Books on Tape, 2010
ISBN: 9780307734372
0307734374
9780307734365
0307734366
Additional Contributors: Deakins, Mark
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bnotash70 Feb 27, 2013

This biography of Barack Obama was a welcome addition after listening to Obama's books Dreams of my Father and Audacity of Hope, which I heard on the drive to DC going to his 2nd inauguration. This book gave even more historical background and introduced me to events I had lived through but didn't really "get" back then, as I was finishing school, and not really paying attention. Remnick's description of Selma's "Bloody Sunday" and John Lewis's account as a participant were very moving, and it put Obama's going there so early in his campaign for president in total perspective.
Thank you, David Remnick for writing this book!

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