Barack Obama captured America's attention when he delivered his renowned keynote address to the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Since then, he has come to represent unity among people of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Follow the story of a boy named Barry, from his childhood in Hawaii and Indonesia to his time at Occidental College studying Nietzsche. Obama's desire to make the world better prompted him to become a community organizer in Chicago, attend Harvard Law School, and eventually set his sights on a U.S. senatorial seat. By encouraging his many followers to believe in America's great promise, Obama has become a symbol of hope and change.
From veteran Chicago Tribune journalist David Mendell comes a rich portrait of Obama's life up until his decision to run for president. An afterword looks at Obama's presidential campaign through the Ohio primary, and a photo insert lets readers see history in the making. This book is adapted from Obama: From Promise to Power, winner of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work.
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David Mendell, author of Obama: From Promise to Power, has been writing about politics and urban issues for the Chicago Tribune since 1998. Mr. Mendell lives in Oak Park, Illinois.
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Book Description Amistad, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-199-X1-9173009