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Rising Star - The Making of Barack Obama

David Garrow

As epic in vision and rigorous in detail as Robert Caro's The Years of Lyndon Johnson series, the definitive account of Barack Obama's life before he became the 44th president of the United States-the formative years, confluence of forces, and influential figures who helped shaped an extraordinary leader and his rise-from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the Cross. Barack Obama's keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted the little-known state senator from Illinois into the national spotlight. Three months later, Obama would win election to the U.S. Senate; four years later he would make history as America's first black president. Now, at the end of his second presidential term, David J. Garrow delivers the most compelling and comprehensive biography ever written of Obama in the years preceding his presidency. Moving around the globe, from Hawaii to Indonesia to the American Northeast and Midwest, Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama meticulously unpacks Obama's life, from his tumultuous upbringing in Honolulu and Jakarta, to his formative time as a community organizer on Chicago's South Side, working in some of the roughest neighborhoods, to Cambridge, where he excelled at Harvard Law School, and finally back to Chicago, where he pursued his political destiny. In voluminous detail, drawn from more than 1,000 interviews and encyclopedic documentary research, Garrow reveals as never before the ambition, the dreams, and the all-too-human struggles of an iconic president in a sure to be news-making biography that will stand as the most authoritative account of Obama's pre-presidential life for decades to come.

As epic in vision and rigorous in detail as Robert Caro's The Years of Lyndon Johnson series, the definitive account of Barack Obama's life before he became the 44th president of the United States-the formative years, confluence of forces, and influential figures who helped shaped an extraordinary leader and his rise-from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the Cross. Barack Obama's keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted the little-known state senator from Illinois into the national spotlight. Three months later, Obama would win election to the U.S. Senate; four years later he would make history as America's first black president. Now, at the end of his second presidential term, David J. Garrow delivers the most compelling and comprehensive biography ever written of Obama in the years preceding his presidency. Moving around the globe, from Hawaii to Indonesia to the American Northeast and Midwest, Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama meticulously unpacks Obama's life, from his tumultuous upbringing in Honolulu and Jakarta, to his formative time as a community organizer on Chicago's South Side, working in some of the roughest neighborhoods, to Cambridge, where he excelled at Harvard Law School, and finally back to Chicago, where he pursued his political destiny. In voluminous detail, drawn from more than 1,000 interviews and encyclopedic documentary research, Garrow reveals as never before the ambition, the dreams, and the all-too-human struggles of an iconic president in a sure to be news-making biography that will stand as the most authoritative account of Obama's pre-presidential life for decades to come.
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As epic in vision and rigorous in detail as Robert Caro's The Years of Lyndon Johnson series, the definitive account of Barack Obama's life before he became the 44th president of the United States-the formative years, confluence of forces, and influential figures who helped shaped an extraordinary leader and his rise-from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the Cross. Barack Obama's keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted the little-known state senator from Illinois into the national spotlight. Three months later, Obama would win election to the U.S. Senate; four years later he would make history as America's first black president. Now, at the end of his second presidential term, David J. Garrow delivers the most compelling and comprehensive biography ever written of Obama in the years preceding his presidency. Moving around the globe, from Hawaii to Indonesia to the American Northeast and Midwest, Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama meticulously unpacks Obama's life, from his tumultuous upbringing in Honolulu and Jakarta, to his formative time as a community organizer on Chicago's South Side, working in some of the roughest neighborhoods, to Cambridge, where he excelled at Harvard Law School, and finally back to Chicago, where he pursued his political destiny. In voluminous detail, drawn from more than 1,000 interviews and encyclopedic documentary research, Garrow reveals as never before the ambition, the dreams, and the all-too-human struggles of an iconic president in a sure to be news-making biography that will stand as the most authoritative account of Obama's pre-presidential life for decades to come.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Charles Constant

Length:

56h 10m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:10:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:08:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:10:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:12:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:12:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:14:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:09:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:07:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:14:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:11:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:05:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:07:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:07:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:07:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:09:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:12:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:04:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:06:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:10:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:10:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:09:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:05:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:01:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:04:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:05:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:18:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:18:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:18:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:18:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:16:42


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:16:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:14:55


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:15:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:17:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:16:22


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:12:08


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:13:29


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:13:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:12:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:13:48


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

01:13:17


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:13:24


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

01:12:05


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:12:31


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:11:14


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:14:57


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

01:18:41


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

00:32