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The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama

The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama
Author: David Remnick
ISBN 13: 9780375702303
ISBN 10: 37570230
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 2011-01-11
Format: Paperback
Pages: 704
List Price: $17.00

No story has been more central to America's history this century than the rise of Barack Obama, and until now, no journalist or historian has written a book that fully investigates the circumstances and experiences of Obama's life or explores the ambition behind his rise. Those familiar with Obama's own best-selling memoir or his campaign speeches know the touchstones and details that he chooses to emphasize, but now--from a writer whose gift for illuminating the historical significance of unfolding events is without peer--we have a portrait, at once masterly and fresh, nuanced and unexpected, of a young man in search of himself, and of a rising politician determined to become the first African-American president.

The Bridge offers the most complete account yet of Obama's tragic father, a brilliant economist who abandoned his family and ended his life as a beaten man; of his mother, Stanley Ann...

The Washington Post - Gwen Ifill

Remnick deserves credit for telling Obama's story more completely than others, for lending a reporter's zeal to the task, for not ducking the discussion of race and for peeling back several layers of the onion that is Barack Obama.