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The bridge: the life and rise of Barack Obama

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Through extensive on-the-record interviews with friends and teachers, mentors and disparagers, family members and Obama himself, David Remnick demonstrates how a rootless, unaccomplished, and confused young man created himself first as a community organizer in Chicago, then as a Harvard Law School graduate, and finally as President of the United States "By looking at Obama's political rise through the prism of our racial history, Remnick gives us the conflicting agendas of black politicians: the dilemmas of ... heroes of the civil rights movement who are forced to reassess old loyalties and understand the priorties of a new eneration of African-American leaders. The Bridge revisits the American drama of race, from slavery to civil rights, and makes clear how Obama's quest is not just his own but is emblematic of a nation where destiny is defined by indiiduals keen to imagine a future that is different from the reality of their current lives." -- from publisher description.
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subject_facet African American legislators -- Illinois -- Biography
African American politicians -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography
Audiobooks
Illinois -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Legislators -- United States -- Biography
Obama, Barack
Presidential candidates -- United States -- Biography
Presidents -- United States -- Biography
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009
United States. -- Congress. -- Senate -- Biography
title_display The bridge : the life and rise of Barack Obama
title_full The Bridge The Life and Rise of Barack Obama
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title_sub the life and rise of Barack Obama
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African American politicians
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Obama, Barack
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Politics and government
Presidential candidates
Presidents