Barack Obama's Campaign & Presidency

These books explore Barack Obama’s successful presidential campaign and the initial days of his presidency.

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Renegade: The Making of a President
By Richard Wolffe
With exclusive access to Barack Obama and his inner circle, veteran political reporter Wolffe portrays a historic candidate and his inscrutable character and campaign in stunning detail.

A Long Time Coming book jacket

A Long Time Coming: The Inspiring, Combative 2008 Campaign and the Historic Election of Barack Obama
By Evan Thomas
In this compelling narrative, Newsweek editor Thomas shares the inside stories from one of the most exciting elections in recent history, illuminating the personalities and events that have influenced the outcome, and taking stock of the key players and key issues for the new administration.

Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics
By Paul Street
In this work, the author looks at Obama in relation to contemporary issues of class, race, war, and empire while considering him in the context of the nation's political history.

Obama: The Historic Journey
This is the remarkable story of Barack Obama's journey to the White House, as told by the staff of The New York Times. From the first mention of Barack Obama in its pages, to his electrifying speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention, to the days and months of the hard-fought, innovative campaign for presidency, The New York Times has documented, recorded, and analyzed Obama in all the ways that he has irrevocably changed this country.

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Obama: The Historic Front Pages: From Announcement to Inauguration, Chronicled by Leading U.S. and International Newspapers
Created by David Elliot Cohen and Mark Greenberg
This book depicts Obama’s journey from Illinois to the White House through newspaper front pages from across America and around the world.

Barack Obama: This Improbable Quest
John K. Wilson
A political tour of Obama’s legislative experience as well as his ideas about race, religion, and politics, this book provides an in-depth look at what this presidential candidate believes, what he represents, and how he might transform American politics.

Also by Richard Wolffe

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The Victim's Fortune: Inside the Epic Battle Over the Debts of the Holocaust
By John Authers and Richard Wolffe
Two reporters from the Financial Times go behind the scenes to detail both nobility and corruption in the fight for the compensation of Holocaust survivors.

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