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The Bridge - The Life and Rise of Barack Obama

David Remnick

No story has been more central to America's history this century than the rise of Barack Obama, and until now, no journalist or historian has written a book that fully investigates the circumstances and experiences of Obama's life or explores the ambition behind his rise. Those familiar with Obama's own best-selling memoir or his campaign speeches know the touchstones and details that he chooses to emphasize, but now-from a writer whose gift for illuminating the historical significance of unfolding events is without peer-we have a portrait, at once masterly and fresh, nuanced and unexpected, of a young man in search of himself, and of a rising politician determined to become the first African-American president. The Bridge offers the most complete account yet of Obama's tragic father, a brilliant economist who abandoned his family and ended his life as a beaten man; of his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, who had a child as a teenager and then built her career as an anthropologist living and studying in Indonesia; and of the succession of elite institutions that first exposed Obama to the social tensions and intellectual currents that would force him to imagine and fashion an identity for himself. Through extensive on-the-record interviews with friends and teachers, mentors and disparagers, family members and Obama himself, David Remnick allows us to see how a rootless, unaccomplished, and confused young man created himself first as a community organizer in Chicago, an experience that would not only shape his urge to work in politics but give him a home and a community, and that would propel him to Harvard Law School, where his sense of a greater mission emerged. Deftly setting Obama's political career against the galvanizing intersection of race and politics in Chicago's history, Remnick shows us how that city's complex racial legacy would make Obama's forays into politics a source of controversy and bare-knuckle tactics: his clashes with older black politicians in the Illinois State Senate, his disastrous decision

No story has been more central to America's history this century than the rise of Barack Obama, and until now, no journalist or historian has written a book that fully investigates the circumstances and experiences of Obama's life or explores the ambition behind his rise. Those familiar with Obama's own best-selling memoir or his campaign speeches know the touchstones and details that he chooses to emphasize, but now-from a writer whose gift for illuminating the historical significance of unfolding events is without peer-we have a portrait, at once masterly and fresh, nuanced and unexpected, of a young man in search of himself, and of a rising politician determined to become the first African-American president. The Bridge offers the most complete account yet of Obama's tragic father, a brilliant economist who abandoned his family and ended his life as a beaten man; of his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, who had a child as a teenager and then built her career as an anthropologist living and studying in Indonesia; and of the succession of elite institutions that first exposed Obama to the social tensions and intellectual currents that would force him to imagine and fashion an identity for himself. Through extensive on-the-record interviews with friends and teachers, mentors and disparagers, family members and Obama himself, David Remnick allows us to see how a rootless, unaccomplished, and confused young man created himself first as a community organizer in Chicago, an experience that would not only shape his urge to work in politics but give him a home and a community, and that would propel him to Harvard Law School, where his sense of a greater mission emerged. Deftly setting Obama's political career against the galvanizing intersection of race and politics in Chicago's history, Remnick shows us how that city's complex racial legacy would make Obama's forays into politics a source of controversy and bare-knuckle tactics: his clashes with older black politicians in the Illinois State Senate, his disastrous decision
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No story has been more central to America's history this century than the rise of Barack Obama, and until now, no journalist or historian has written a book that fully investigates the circumstances and experiences of Obama's life or explores the ambition behind his rise. Those familiar with Obama's own best-selling memoir or his campaign speeches know the touchstones and details that he chooses to emphasize, but now-from a writer whose gift for illuminating the historical significance of unfolding events is without peer-we have a portrait, at once masterly and fresh, nuanced and unexpected, of a young man in search of himself, and of a rising politician determined to become the first African-American president. The Bridge offers the most complete account yet of Obama's tragic father, a brilliant economist who abandoned his family and ended his life as a beaten man; of his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, who had a child as a teenager and then built her career as an anthropologist living and studying in Indonesia; and of the succession of elite institutions that first exposed Obama to the social tensions and intellectual currents that would force him to imagine and fashion an identity for himself. Through extensive on-the-record interviews with friends and teachers, mentors and disparagers, family members and Obama himself, David Remnick allows us to see how a rootless, unaccomplished, and confused young man created himself first as a community organizer in Chicago, an experience that would not only shape his urge to work in politics but give him a home and a community, and that would propel him to Harvard Law School, where his sense of a greater mission emerged. Deftly setting Obama's political career against the galvanizing intersection of race and politics in Chicago's history, Remnick shows us how that city's complex racial legacy would make Obama's forays into politics a source of controversy and bare-knuckle tactics: his clashes with older black politicians in the Illinois State Senate, his disastrous decision

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Deakins

Length:

24h 59m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:47


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:57


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:06


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:04


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:59


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:21


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:56


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:55


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:30


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:05


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:35


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:18


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:21


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:29


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:51


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:23


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:48


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:18


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:04


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:54


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:35


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:24


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:14


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:43


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:48


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:05


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:47


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:59


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:35


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:46


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:35


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:57


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:43


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:31


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:34


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:11


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:14


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:10


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:47


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:06


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:04


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:55


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:00


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:45


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:54


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:53


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:08


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:34


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:32


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:27


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:28


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:07


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:22


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:01


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:05


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:11


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:02


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:05


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:15


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:17


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:43


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:08


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:37


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:08


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:42


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:40


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:59


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:09


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:00


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:04


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:40


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:19


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:36


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:48


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

08:02


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:58


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:06


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:57


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:47


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:16


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:08


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:38


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:21


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

09:10


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:31


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:49


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:07


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:12


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:22


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:48


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:15


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:11


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:55


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

09:36


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:19


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:47


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

07:40


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:57


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:28


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

07:35


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

08:02


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:27


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

07:49


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:55


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

07:20


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:56


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:51


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

07:22


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

07:53


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:02


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:02


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

06:51


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:24


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

08:10


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

09:33


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:39


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:41


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

09:10


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

07:09


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

09:09


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

05:55


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

05:25


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:55


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

05:54


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:33


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

07:54


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

07:23


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

07:33


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

04:44


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

05:50


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

05:09


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

05:13


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

07:44


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

07:49


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

07:33


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

08:35


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

07:54


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

07:19


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

06:39


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

06:11


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

06:50


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

07:12


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

05:54


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

06:11


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

05:05


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

05:38


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

09:31


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

05:49


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

05:42


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

06:27


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

05:51


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

09:33


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

04:16


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

09:20


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

06:12


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

07:37


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

07:12


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

05:43


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

07:03

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