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The Resource The bridge : the life and rise of Barack Obama, David Remnick

The bridge : the life and rise of Barack Obama, David Remnick

Label
The bridge : the life and rise of Barack Obama
Title
The bridge
Title remainder
the life and rise of Barack Obama
Statement of responsibility
David Remnick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Through extensive on-the-record interviews with friends and teachers, mentors and disparagers, family members and Obama himself, David Remnick demonstrates how a rootless, unaccomplished, and confused young man created himself first as a community organizer in Chicago, then as a Harvard Law School graduate, and finally as President of the United States. "By looking at Obama's political rise through the prism of our racial history, Remnick gives us the conflicting agendas of black politicians: the dilemmas of ... heroes of the civil rights movement who are forced to reassess old loyalties and understand the priorties of a new generation of African-American leaders. The Bridge revisits the American drama of race, from slavery to civil rights, and makes clear how Obama's quest is not just his own but is emblematic of a nation where destiny is defined by individuals keen to imagine a future that is different from the reality of their current lives."--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.932092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Interest level
Grades 9-12
LC call number
E908
LC item number
.R46 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
9.7
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
Label
The bridge : the life and rise of Barack Obama, David Remnick
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Boorzoi book"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [617]-623) and index
Contents
The Joshua generation -- A complex fate -- Surface and undertow -- Nobody knows my name -- Black metropolis -- Ambition -- A narrative of ascent -- Somebody nobody sent -- Black enough -- The wilderness campaign -- Reconstruction -- A righteous wind -- A slight madness -- The sleeping giant -- In the racial funhouse -- The book of Jeremiah -- "How long? Not long" -- To the White House
Control code
ocn535489981
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 656 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400043606
Lccn
2010922697
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)535489981
Label
The bridge : the life and rise of Barack Obama, David Remnick
Publication
Note
"This is a Boorzoi book"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [617]-623) and index
Contents
The Joshua generation -- A complex fate -- Surface and undertow -- Nobody knows my name -- Black metropolis -- Ambition -- A narrative of ascent -- Somebody nobody sent -- Black enough -- The wilderness campaign -- Reconstruction -- A righteous wind -- A slight madness -- The sleeping giant -- In the racial funhouse -- The book of Jeremiah -- "How long? Not long" -- To the White House
Control code
ocn535489981
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 656 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400043606
Lccn
2010922697
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)535489981

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