Barack Obama: The Story by David MaranissFrom the author of First In His Class, the definitive biography of Bill Clinton, and When Pride Still Mattered, the bestselling biography of Vince Lombardi, and They Marched Into Sunlight, the classic saga of the Vietnam era—a stunning new multigenerational biography of Barack Obama.
From one of our preeminent journalists and modern historians comes the epic story of Barack Obama and the world that created him.
In Barack Obama: The Story, David Maraniss has written a deeply reported generational biography teeming with fresh insights and revealing information, a masterly narrative drawn from hundreds of interviews, including with President Obama in the Oval Office, and a trove of letters, journals, diaries, and other documents.
The book unfolds in the small towns of Kansas and the remote villages of western Kenya, following the personal struggles of Obama’s white and black ancestors through the swirl of the twentieth century. It is a roots story on a global scale, a saga of constant movement, frustration and accomplishment, strong women and weak men, hopes lost and deferred, people leaving and being left. Disparate family threads converge in the climactic chapters as Obama reaches adulthood and travels from Honolulu to Los Angeles to New York to Chicago, trying to make sense of his past, establish his own identity, and prepare for his political future.
Barack Obama: The Story chronicles as never before the forces that shaped the first black president of the United States and explains why he thinks and acts as he does. Much like the author’s classic study of Bill Clinton, First in His Class, this promises to become a seminal book that will redefine a president.
Ten Facts about Barack Obama
How much do you know about former President Barack Obama? Here are a few presidential facts you might not know. Obama won two Grammy Awards. He won his first Grammy in for his spoken word album, Dreams from My Father. Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law a measure to make this day a holiday. When it comes to popular baby names, Barack ranked 4, in according to Baby Center.
2. He has his own holiday
Barack Obama. Barack Obama president of United States. Also Known As. Birth Date. Political Party. Senate —; representing Illinois member of the Illinois Senate —
In , Barack Hussein Obama Jr. From his early life, few people could have foreseen his burgeoning leadership skills and vision. However, others would say it was his early life that helped shape his political career. What are some facts about Barack Obama? Prepare to be astounded. In Swahili , the name "Barack" means "one who is blessed. In , when she turned 18 and graduated from high school, Ann and her parents moved to Hawaii because her parents wanted to pursue business ventures in a state that had just been admitted to the Union.
Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, holds a special place in history as the first African-American president of the country. Read on to discover 53 interesting facts about Barack Obama, both political and personal. Barack Hussein Obama Jr. He is the first American president to be born outside the 48 contiguous states. Barry was his childhood nickname.