The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Apr 6, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 672 pages
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In this nuanced and complex portrait of Barack Obama, Pulitzer Prize-winner David Remnick offers a thorough, intricate, and riveting account of the unique experiences that shaped our nation’s first African American president.
 
Through extensive on-the-record interviews with friends and teachers, mentors and disparagers, family members and Obama himself, Remnick explores the elite institutions that first exposed Obama to social tensions, and the intellectual currents that contributed to his identity. Using America’s racial history as a backdrop for Obama’s own story, Remnick further reveals how an initially rootless and confused young man built on the experiences of an earlier generation of black leaders to become one of the central figures of our time.
 
Masterfully written and eminently readable, The Bridge is destined to be a lasting and illuminating work for years to come, by a writer with an unparalleled gift for revealing the historical significance of our present moment.




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Also, many interesting insights about politics. - Goodreads
David Remnick's research is comprehensive. - Goodreads
You can never go wrong w/ Remnick's writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Amr - Goodreads

I've read quite a number of books about Obama, from the ones that were available during the 2008 campaign like David Mendell's "Obama: from Promise to Power" to the ones covering his first year in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Vishwa Hannerdumath - Goodreads

It was nice to read about the upbringing and the environment in which Obama grew up. The opinion of others who were once part of his life gives a good perspective of how others viewed Obama when he ... Read full review

Contents

The Joshua Generation
3
Part
26
A Complex Fate
29
Surface and Undertow
69
Nobody Knows My Name
98
Part
123
Black Metropolis 125
124
Ambition
182
The Wilderness Campaign
334
Reconstruction
355
A Righteous W ind
384
Part Four 12 A Slight Madness 417
414
The Sleeping Giant
467
In the Racial Funhouse
496
The Book of Jeremiah
517
Part Five
539

A Narrative of Ascent
219
Epilogue 581
249
Part Three
256
Somebody Nobody Sent 2 59
257
Black Enough
307
How Long? Not Long
543
To the White House
561
Debts and Sources
587
Bibliography
617
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About the author (2010)

David Remnick was a reporter for The Washington Post for ten years, including four in Moscow. He joined The New Yorker as a writer in 1992 and has been the magazine’s editor since 1998. His last book was King of the World, a biography of Muhammad Ali, which was selected by Time as the top nonfiction book of 1998. Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994.




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