Rising Star

Rising Star

The Making of Barack Obama

Book - 2017
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Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted him into the national spotlight and led to his election four years later as America's first African-American president. Garrow has created a vivid portrait that reveals not only the people and forces that shaped the future president but also the ways in which he used those influences to serve his larger aspirations.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780008229405
0008229406
0062641832 (hardcover)
9780062641830 (hardcover)
Branch Call Number: B OBAMA
Characteristics: 1460 pages : map ; 25 cm

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dyamond11
Oct 07, 2017

I agreed with Lynn the book is so long with so much details about someone life it is hard to believe if the author is really telling the truth or just made up hearsay. I do not recommend people to read this book unless you want to be bored for a month because that is how long it will take someone to read this book

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LYNN WALSH
Jul 02, 2017

(I gave this 1/2 star because I couldn't give a zero star rating)
This book is more than 1000 pages and contains WAY too many details. (Additionally includes nearly 300 pages of Notes and 50 pages for Bibliograpghy)
Chapter One doesn't even mention Barack Obama or his family or friends AT ALL.
It feels like the author is trying to include ALL details on EVERYTHING, however irrelevant the details are to addressing the character of the 44th President of the U.S.
Given the multitude of details, the author doesn't connect the details and get to the character development at all -- you, the reader, has to do all the work of sifting through the endless details, details, details to determine what is interesting and relevant vs. what isn't.
What's the point? BORING and mindless!

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