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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
Summary
Examines the experiences of Barack Obama's life and explores the ambition behind his rise to the presidency, from his relationship with his parents to how social and racial tensions influenced his philosophy
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2010
Biography type
individual biography
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352998
Cataloging source
DLC
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Remnick, David
Dewey number
  • 973.932092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E908
LC item number
.R46 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obama, Barack
  • Presidents
  • Presidential candidates
  • United States
  • African American politicians
  • African American legislators
  • Illinois
  • Legislators
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the life and rise of Barack Obama
Label
The bridge : the life and rise of Barack Obama, David Remnick
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [617]-623) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
16639494
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 656 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400043606
Lccn
2010922697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn535489981
  • (OCoLC)535489981
Label
The bridge : the life and rise of Barack Obama, David Remnick
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [617]-623) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
16639494
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 656 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400043606
Lccn
2010922697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn535489981
  • (OCoLC)535489981

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