The Bridge

The Bridge

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In this nuanced and complex portrait of Barack Obama, Pulitzer Prize-winner David Remnick offers a thorough, intricate, and riveting account of the unique experiences that shaped our nationa€™s first African American president. Through extensive on-the-record interviews with friends and teachers, mentors and disparagers, family members and Obama himself, Remnick explores the elite institutions that first exposed Obama to social tensions, and the intellectual currents that contributed to his identity. Using Americaa€™s racial history as a backdrop for Obamaa€™s own story, Remnick further reveals how an initially rootless and confused young man built on the experiences of an earlier generation of black leaders to become one of the central figures of our time. Masterfully written and eminently readable, The Bridge is destined to be a lasting and illuminating work for years to come, by a writer with an unparalleled gift for revealing the historical significance of our present moment. From the Trade Paperback edition.Where I have quoted or relied on published interviews, articles, and books, I have provided the source information in the endnotes ... Mary Beth Cahill; Geoffrey Canada; Paul Carpenter; Bob Casey; Jim Cauley; Lou Celi; Hasan Chandoo; Bill Clinton; ... Marilyn Katz; Jerry Kellman; Cliff Kelley; Randall Kennedy; Al Kindle; Michael Klonsky; Mike Kruglik; Eric Kusunoki. ... David Mendell; Margot Mifflin; Abner Mikva; Judson Miner; Martha Minovv; Newton Minovv; Ivory Mitchell; Eric Moore;anbsp;...

Title:The Bridge
Author: David Remnick
Publisher:Vintage - 2010-04-06

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