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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
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Rising Star is the definitive account of Barack Obama's formative years that made him the man who became the forty-fourth president of the United States -from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the Cross Barack Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted him into the national spotlight and led to his election four years later as America's first African-American president. In this penetrating biography, David J. Garrow delivers an epic work about the life of Barack Obama, creating a rich tapestry of a life little understood, until now. Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama captivatingly describes Barack Obama's tumultuous upbringing as a young black man attending an almost-all-white, elite private school in Honolulu while being raised almost exclusively by his white grandparents. After recounting Obama's college years in California and New York, Garrow charts Obama's time as a Chicago community organizer, working in some of the city's roughest neighborhoods; his years at the top of his Harvard Law School class; and his return to Chicago, where Obama honed his skills as a hard-knuckled politician, first in the state legislature and then as a candidate for the United States Senate. Detailing a scintillating, behind-the-scenes account of Obama's 2004 speech, a moment that labeled him the Democratic Party's "rising star, " Garrow also chronicles Obama's four years in the Senate, weighing his stands on various issues against positions he had taken years earlier, and recounts his thrilling run for the White House in 2008. In Rising Star , David J. Garrow has created a vivid portrait that reveals not only the people and forces that shaped the future president but also the ways in which he used those influences to serve his larger aspirations. This is a gripping read about a young man born into uncommon family circumstances, whose faith in his own talents came face-to-face with fantastic ambitions and a desire to do good in the world. Most important, Rising Star is an extraordinary work of biography-tremendous in its research and storytelling, and brilliant in its analysis of the all-too-human struggles of one of the most fascinating politicians of our time
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation location within source
  • May 01, 2017
  • March 27, 2017
  • March 01, 2017
  • November 07, 2016
Citation source
  • Library Journal
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Library Journal Prepub Alert
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Garrow, David J.
Dewey number
  • 973.932092
  • B
  • 923/.173
Index
index present
LC call number
E908
LC item number
.G37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obama, Barack
  • Presidents
  • Racially mixed people
Label
Rising star : the making of Barack Obama, David J. Garrow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 1084-1391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD17117078
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 1460 pages
Isbn
9780062641830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062641830
  • (OCoLC)957241956
Label
Rising star : the making of Barack Obama, David J. Garrow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 1084-1391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD17117078
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 1460 pages
Isbn
9780062641830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062641830
  • (OCoLC)957241956

Library Locations

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      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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