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Barack Obama - The Story

David Maraniss

From 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. In a groundbreaking work based on hundreds of interviews, including with President Obama, and a trove of letters, journals, and other documents, one of our pre-eminent journalists presents a richly textured account of Barack Obama and the forces that shaped him. This book begins in Kansas and Kenya, decades before Obama was born, and ends as he prepares for a political life. The reader gains a deeper insight into the first black president of the United States, revealing as never before the arc of his history, character, contradictions, and ambition. As with First In His Class, Maraniss's seminal book will redefine a president. This seamless narrative moves through generations and around the world, evoking time and place so vividly that readers feel they are there. Maraniss explodes the myths as he explores the difficult and colorful lives of the president's forebears and then follows young Barack from Hawaii to Indonesia to Los Angeles to New York to Chicago as he struggles with self-identity and searches for home.

From 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. In a groundbreaking work based on hundreds of interviews, including with President Obama, and a trove of letters, journals, and other documents, one of our pre-eminent journalists presents a richly textured account of Barack Obama and the forces that shaped him. This book begins in Kansas and Kenya, decades before Obama was born, and ends as he prepares for a political life. The reader gains a deeper insight into the first black president of the United States, revealing as never before the arc of his history, character, contradictions, and ambition. As with First In His Class, Maraniss's seminal book will redefine a president. This seamless narrative moves through generations and around the world, evoking time and place so vividly that readers feel they are there. Maraniss explodes the myths as he explores the difficult and colorful lives of the president's forebears and then follows young Barack from Hawaii to Indonesia to Los Angeles to New York to Chicago as he struggles with self-identity and searches for home.
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From 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. In a groundbreaking work based on hundreds of interviews, including with President Obama, and a trove of letters, journals, and other documents, one of our pre-eminent journalists presents a richly textured account of Barack Obama and the forces that shaped him. This book begins in Kansas and Kenya, decades before Obama was born, and ends as he prepares for a political life. The reader gains a deeper insight into the first black president of the United States, revealing as never before the arc of his history, character, contradictions, and ambition. As with First In His Class, Maraniss's seminal book will redefine a president. This seamless narrative moves through generations and around the world, evoking time and place so vividly that readers feel they are there. Maraniss explodes the myths as he explores the difficult and colorful lives of the president's forebears and then follows young Barack from Hawaii to Indonesia to Los Angeles to New York to Chicago as he struggles with self-identity and searches for home.

Language:

English

Length:

24h 23m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

24:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

29:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

27:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:07


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

22:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

20:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

23:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

29:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

20:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

27:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

26:03


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

20:08


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

26:35


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

26:28


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

21:41


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

13:16


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

20:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

23:47


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

16:56


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

23:28


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

27:24


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

23:29


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

28:40


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

20:22


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

18:40


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

23:18


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

14:50


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

15:32


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

16:43


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

28:08


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

19:10


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

29:37


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

14:59


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

24:49


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

14:01


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

21:53


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

29:00


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

29:15


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

17:09


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

26:52


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

14:16


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

24:22


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

24:35


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

22:45


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

19:01


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:22


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

01:22