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The Resource Barack Obama : the story, David Maraniss

Barack Obama : the story, David Maraniss

Label
Barack Obama : the story
Title
Barack Obama
Title remainder
the story
Statement of responsibility
David Maraniss
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based on hundreds of interviews and documents, this book chronicles the life of Barack Obama and the forces that shaped him, from early childhood through his adult years, as he became the first black president of the United States. In it the author reveals the real story of Obama's beginnings: child of a black man from Luoland in Africa and a white woman born in Texas. He charts the fortunes of the two disparate families, polar opposites in every way, which produced these two extraordinary individuals, who met briefly in Hawaii, never cohabited, and married only to legitimize the child born of that union. At the heart of Obama's psyche and his political beliefs, and therefore his presidency, is his lifelong struggle to understand the extreme duality of his identity
Summary
Based on interviews with the President himself and a wealth of letters, journals, and other documents, Maraniss' account spans Obama's childhood and political beginnings. Offering startling new insights, Maraniss reveals a man who struggled with his race and identity at a young age, but later embraced his strong character and ambition to rise to America's highest seat of power
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2012.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2012.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10115754
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maraniss, David
Dewey number
  • 973.932092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E908
LC item number
.M368 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obama, Barack
  • Obama, Barack
  • Hawaii
  • Obama, Barack
  • Presidents
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story
Label
Barack Obama : the story, David Maraniss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 607-609) 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
Contents
It's not even past -- In search of El Dorado -- Luoland -- In this our life -- Nairobi days -- Afraid of smallness -- Beautiful isle of somewhere -- Hapa -- Orbits -- "Such a world" -- Marked man -- What school you went? -- Barry Obama -- Riding Poniyem -- Mainland -- End and beginning -- The moviegoer -- Genevieve and the veil -- Finding and being found
Control code
19736507
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
xxiii, 641 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781439167533
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2011052983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn742509889
  • (OCoLC)742509889
Label
Barack Obama : the story, David Maraniss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 607-609) 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
Contents
It's not even past -- In search of El Dorado -- Luoland -- In this our life -- Nairobi days -- Afraid of smallness -- Beautiful isle of somewhere -- Hapa -- Orbits -- "Such a world" -- Marked man -- What school you went? -- Barry Obama -- Riding Poniyem -- Mainland -- End and beginning -- The moviegoer -- Genevieve and the veil -- Finding and being found
Control code
19736507
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
xxiii, 641 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781439167533
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2011052983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn742509889
  • (OCoLC)742509889

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