Rising Star

Rising Star

The Making of Barack Obama

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"Barack Obama is arguably the most dynamic political figure to grace the American stage since John F. Kennedy. His meteoric rise from promise to power has stunned even the cynics and inspired a legion of devout followers. For anyone who wants to know more about the man, David Mendell's Obama is essential reading. Mendell, who covered Obama for the Chicago Tribune, had far-reaching access to the Chicago politician as Obama climbed the ladder to the White House, the details of which he shares in this compelling biography. Positioning Obama as the savior of a fumbling Democratic party, Mendell reveals how Obama conquered Illinois politics and paved the way brick by brick for a galvanizing, historic presidential run.".
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062641830
0062641832
Branch Call Number: Biography B Oba
Alternative Title: Making of Barack Obama

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dyamond11
Oct 07, 2017

I agreed with Lynn the book is so long with so much details about someone life it is hard to believe if the author is really telling the truth or just made up hearsay. I do not recommend people to read this book unless you want to be bored for a month because that is how long it will take someone to read this book

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LYNN WALSH
Jul 02, 2017

(I gave this 1/2 star because I couldn't give a zero star rating)
This book is more than 1000 pages and contains WAY too many details. (Additionally includes nearly 300 pages of Notes and 50 pages for Bibliograpghy)
Chapter One doesn't even mention Barack Obama or his family or friends AT ALL.
It feels like the author is trying to include ALL details on EVERYTHING, however irrelevant the details are to addressing the character of the 44th President of the U.S.
Given the multitude of details, the author doesn't connect the details and get to the character development at all -- you, the reader, has to do all the work of sifting through the endless details, details, details to determine what is interesting and relevant vs. what isn't.
What's the point? BORING and mindless!

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