Redemption Song: An Irish Reporter Inside the Obama Campaign

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Liberties Press, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
xA unique insider's account of Obama's journey from fledgling politician in Chicago through his acrimonious tussle with Hillary Clinton and culminating in his momentous victory over John McCain. Stanage also examines this amazing tale from a global perspective. He enjoyed unparalleled access to Obama, including being the only Irish journalist to travel on the candidate's plane. Drawing on extensive contacts among Obama's closest advisors and oldest friends, Stanage delivers a blow-by-blow account packed with rare insights. Redemption Song will likely stir up its own share of controversy too, thanks to the author's trenchantly expressed opinions about the tactics used against Obama by the Clintons and the resistance the Democrat encountered from prominent figures in the Irish-American community.

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Stanage is a New York-based Irish journalist who contributes to papers on both sides of the Atlantic. Here, in a book intended primarily for UK readers-evident in the historic and cultural background ... Read full review


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Niall Stanage, a native of Belfast, covers the US for the Sunday Business Post. He also writes extensively about American politics for the New York Observer. A former editor of Magill, his work has appeared in the Guardian, the Wall Street Journal and the Irish Independent, among many other publications. He lives in Harlem, New York.

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