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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

Narrators:

Arthur Morey

Length:

15h 54m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:20


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:50


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:14


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:21


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:31


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:38


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:06


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:14


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:08


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:29


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:45


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:23


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:10


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:00


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:16


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:19


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:56


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:09


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:49


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:31


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:49


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:24


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:36


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:15


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:44


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:22


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:56


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:28


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:36


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:42


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:14


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:53


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:14


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:11


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:22


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:10


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:36


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:57


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:41


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:25


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:11


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:43


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:34


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:25


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:06


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:53


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:10


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:58


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:29


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:56


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:12


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:14


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:44


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:42


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:56


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:18


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:36


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:56


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:29


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:30


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:09


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:17


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:32


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:24


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:32


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:14


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:28


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:02


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:07


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:27


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:56


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:50


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:01


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:41


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:09


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:29


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:55


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:45


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:12


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:38


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:25


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:27


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:01


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:21


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:13


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:00


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:18


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:01


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

08:02


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

08:00


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:58


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:03


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:13


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:28


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:10


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:47


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:33


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

07:14


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

08:00


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:54


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:55


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:30


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:24


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

00:34