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The Resource Rising star : the making of Barack Obama, David J. Garrow

Rising star : the making of Barack Obama, David J. Garrow

Label
Rising star : the making of Barack Obama
Title
Rising star
Title remainder
the making of Barack Obama
Statement of responsibility
David J. Garrow
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The definitive account of Barack Obama's life before he became the 44th president of the United States - the formative years, confluence of forces and influential figures who helped shaped an extraordinary leader and his rise - from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'Bearing the Cross'.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Garrow, David J.
Dewey number
  • 973.932092
  • 973.9'32'092
  • 973.932092
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E908
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obama, Barack
  • Presidents
  • Biography & non-fiction prose
  • Biography: historical, political & military
  • History of the Americas
  • Kenya
  • English
  • c 2010 to c 2019
  • United States of America, USA
  • Later 20th century c 1950 to c 1999
  • General & world history
  • African history
  • Political leaders & leadership
  • East Africa
  • North America
  • United States
  • Biography
Summary expansion
The definitive account of Barack Obamas life before he became the 44th president of the United States the formative years, confluence of forces, and influential figures who helped shaped an extraordinary leader and his rise from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the Cross. Impressive deeply reported New York Times Book Review Engages, absorbs and mesmerises Library Journal Barack Obama's keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted the little-known state senator from Illinois into the national spotlight. Three months later, Obama would win election to the U.S. Senate; four years after that he would make history as Americas first black president. Moving around the globe, from Hawaii to Indonesia to the American Northeast and Midwest, Rising Star meticulously unpacks Obamas life, from his tumultuous upbringing in Honolulu and Jakarta, to his formative time as a community organizer on Chicagos South Side, working in some of the roughest neighborhoods, to Cambridge, where he excelled at Harvard Law School, and finally back to Chicago, where he pursued his political destiny. In voluminous detail, drawn from more than 1,000 interviews and encyclopedic documentary research, Garrow delivers the most authoritative account of the ambition, the dreams and the all-too-human struggles of an iconic president
Label
Rising star : the making of Barack Obama, David J. Garrow
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0034594517
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
viii, 1460 pages
Isbn
9780008229412
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps (black and white)
Label
Rising star : the making of Barack Obama, David J. Garrow
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0034594517
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
viii, 1460 pages
Isbn
9780008229412
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps (black and white)

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