The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama - David Remnick

Barack Obama’s upbringing and political development have been well documented, but David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, delivers a riveting presentation of Obama’s “political, racial, and sentimental education”  in The Bridge (Harper Collins, $29.95). An outstanding example of “biographical journalism,” Remnick’s book follows his subject through all phases and locations of his life, examining how Obama grew from “Barry” to Barack, how he defined himself vis-a-vis each of his parents, how he honed his public and private personalities through community organizing and relationships with mentors such as Chicago mayor Harold Washington, and the way he brought his diverse experiences to bear on his run for the presidency.

 

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780375702303
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Vintage - January 11th, 2011