Hopes and Dreams: The Story of Barack Obama

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Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 159 pages
This up-to-the moment biography provides insight into one of the most compelling figures on the national political stage, and quite possibly the next U.S. President.No political figure in recent memory has generated the excitement that surrounds Barack Obama. This forty-six-year-old Senator's message of hope has galvanized a generation of new voters and breathed new life into American politics. Once considered a long shot, his inspiring speeches and disarming candor have made hime a frontrunner in the 2008 presidential race."Hopes and Dreams" follows Obama's fascinating story beginning with his difficult childhood and struggles coming to terms with his heritage to his remarkable success in school--he was the first black pesident of the Harvard Law Review--and his current desire to become leader of the free world. Along the way, readers will meet his friends and family, discover moments that shaped his life, and learn more about the man and his motivations.Writen by a leading journalist and filled with more than 140 color photographs, this up-to-the moment biography gives an inside look at one of the most fascinating figures in politics, and quite possibly the next President of the United States.

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This is a nice coffee-table book about Obama -- very appropriate for Obama fans who want to have something for house guests to look through. It is richly illustrated, and in a large format, so the ... Read full review

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Steve Dougherty writes for People magazine and The New York Times Travel section. For many years he was on staff at People; he has also worked for Gannett, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, and the Atlanta Constitution, and is the coauthor, with Ralph Cooper, of Amateur Night at the Apollo (Harper; 1990). He lives in New York City.

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