Obama: From Promise To Power by David MendellObama: From Promise To Power by David Mendell

Obama: From Promise To Power

byDavid Mendell

Paperback | February 21, 2017

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Barack Obama is arguably the most dynamic political figure to grace the American stage since John F. Kennedy. His meteoric rise from promise to power has stunned even the cynics and inspired a legion of devout followers.


For anyone who wants to know more about the man, David Mendell's Obama is essential reading. Mendell, who covered Obama for the Chicago Tribune, had far-reaching access to the Chicago politician as Obama climbed the ladder to the White House, the details of which he shares in this compelling biography. Positioning Obama as the savior of a fumbling Democratic party, Mendell reveals how Obama conquered Illinois politics and paved the way brick by brick for a galvanizing, historic presidential run.


With a new afterword by the author, which includes a fresh perspective on Barack Obama following his two historic terms as the first African-American president, and with exclusive interviews with family members and top advisers, and details on Obama's voting record, David Mendell offers a complete, complex, and revealing portrait. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in American politics in general and President Barack Obama in particular.

David Mendell is an American journalist who wrote for the Chicago Tribune until the summer of 2008. Mendell was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mendell wrote the biography Obama: From Promise to Power, which was published in 2007. In 2015 the e-book version of this biography became listed on the New York Times bestseller list. In writing the...
Title:Obama: From Promise To PowerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.16 inPublished:February 21, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062684396

ISBN - 13:9780062684394


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