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Renegade - The Making of a President

Richard Wolffe

Before the White House and Air Force One, before the TV ads and the enormous rallies, there was the real Barack Obama: a man wrestling with the momentous decision to run for the presidency, feeling torn about leaving behind a young family, and figuring out how to win the biggest prize in politics. This book is the previously untold and epic story of how a political newcomer with no money and an alien name grew into the world's most powerful leader. But it is also a uniquely intimate portrait of the person behind the iconic posters and the Secret Service code name Renegade. Drawing on a dozen unplugged interviews with the candidate and president, as well as twenty-one months covering his campaign as it traveled from coast to coast, Richard Wolffe answers the simple yet enduring question about Barack Obama: Who is he? Based on Wolffe's unprecedented access to Obama, Renegade reveals the making of a president, both on the campaign trail and before he ran for high office. It explains how the politician who emerged in an extraordinary election learned the personal and political skills to succeed during his youth and early career. With cool self-discipline, calculated risk taking, and simple storytelling, Obama developed the strategies he would need to survive the onslaught of the Clintons and John McCain, and build a multimillion-dollar machine to win a historic contest. In Renegade, Richard Wolffe shares with us his front-row seat at Obama's announcement to run for president on a frigid day in Springfield, and his victory speech on a warm night in Chicago. We fly on the candidate's plane and ride in his bus on an odyssey across a country in crisis; stand next to him at a bar on the night he secures the nomination; and are backstage as he delivers his convention speech to a stadium crowd and a transfixed national audience. From a teacher's office in Iowa to the Oval Office in Washington, we see and hear Barack Obama with an immediacy and honesty never witnessed before. Renegade provides not only an account of Oba

Before the White House and Air Force One, before the TV ads and the enormous rallies, there was the real Barack Obama: a man wrestling with the momentous decision to run for the presidency, feeling torn about leaving behind a young family, and figuring out how to win the biggest prize in politics. This book is the previously untold and epic story of how a political newcomer with no money and an alien name grew into the world's most powerful leader. But it is also a uniquely intimate portrait of the person behind the iconic posters and the Secret Service code name Renegade. Drawing on a dozen unplugged interviews with the candidate and president, as well as twenty-one months covering his campaign as it traveled from coast to coast, Richard Wolffe answers the simple yet enduring question about Barack Obama: Who is he? Based on Wolffe's unprecedented access to Obama, Renegade reveals the making of a president, both on the campaign trail and before he ran for high office. It explains how the politician who emerged in an extraordinary election learned the personal and political skills to succeed during his youth and early career. With cool self-discipline, calculated risk taking, and simple storytelling, Obama developed the strategies he would need to survive the onslaught of the Clintons and John McCain, and build a multimillion-dollar machine to win a historic contest. In Renegade, Richard Wolffe shares with us his front-row seat at Obama's announcement to run for president on a frigid day in Springfield, and his victory speech on a warm night in Chicago. We fly on the candidate's plane and ride in his bus on an odyssey across a country in crisis; stand next to him at a bar on the night he secures the nomination; and are backstage as he delivers his convention speech to a stadium crowd and a transfixed national audience. From a teacher's office in Iowa to the Oval Office in Washington, we see and hear Barack Obama with an immediacy and honesty never witnessed before. Renegade provides not only an account of Oba
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Before the White House and Air Force One, before the TV ads and the enormous rallies, there was the real Barack Obama: a man wrestling with the momentous decision to run for the presidency, feeling torn about leaving behind a young family, and figuring out how to win the biggest prize in politics. This book is the previously untold and epic story of how a political newcomer with no money and an alien name grew into the world's most powerful leader. But it is also a uniquely intimate portrait of the person behind the iconic posters and the Secret Service code name Renegade. Drawing on a dozen unplugged interviews with the candidate and president, as well as twenty-one months covering his campaign as it traveled from coast to coast, Richard Wolffe answers the simple yet enduring question about Barack Obama: Who is he? Based on Wolffe's unprecedented access to Obama, Renegade reveals the making of a president, both on the campaign trail and before he ran for high office. It explains how the politician who emerged in an extraordinary election learned the personal and political skills to succeed during his youth and early career. With cool self-discipline, calculated risk taking, and simple storytelling, Obama developed the strategies he would need to survive the onslaught of the Clintons and John McCain, and build a multimillion-dollar machine to win a historic contest. In Renegade, Richard Wolffe shares with us his front-row seat at Obama's announcement to run for president on a frigid day in Springfield, and his victory speech on a warm night in Chicago. We fly on the candidate's plane and ride in his bus on an odyssey across a country in crisis; stand next to him at a bar on the night he secures the nomination; and are backstage as he delivers his convention speech to a stadium crowd and a transfixed national audience. From a teacher's office in Iowa to the Oval Office in Washington, we see and hear Barack Obama with an immediacy and honesty never witnessed before. Renegade provides not only an account of Oba

Language:

English

Length:

6h 10m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:43


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:39


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:00


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:54


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:59


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:00


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:37


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:02


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:27


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

00:31