Jonathan Alter: The Promise: President Obama, Year One

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Newsweek senior editor Jonathan Alter discusses his new book, a detailed examination of President Barack Obama’s first year in office.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Newsweek Senior Editor Jonathan Alter discusses his new book The Promise: President Obama, Year One on Wednesday, June 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

The Promise is the first detailed examination of President Barack Obama’s first year in office and offers an insider’s look at Obama’s decisions and accomplishments.

Alter describes day-to-day events in the young president’s life: how he intervened to prevent a congressman’s fistfight, coldly reprimanded military brass, and bounced back after the disastrous Massachusetts election.

Alter concludes that the real Obama is an authentic, demanding, unsentimental, and sometimes over-confident leader.

The event is co-sponsored by Rainy Day Books. Copies of The Promise will be available for sale, and Alter will sign copies purchased during the event.

Admission is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. Click here or call 816.701.3407 to RSVP.

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