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  • Creator David Maraniss
  • Format Books
  • Publication First Simon and Schuster hardcover edition. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
  • Physical Details
    • xxiii, 641 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 9781439160404, 1439160406, 9781439160411, 1439160414, 9781439167533, 1439167532
  • OCLC ocn742509889

Summary

  • Based on hundreds of interviews and documents, this book chronicles the forces that shaped the first black president of the United States and explains why he thinks and acts as he does.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 579-609) and index.

Contents

  • Introduction : It's not even past -- In search of El Dorado -- Luoland -- "In this our life" -- Nairobi days -- Afraid of smallness -- Beautiful isle of somewhere -- Hapa -- Orbits -- "Such a world" -- Marked man -- What school you went? -- Barry Obama -- Riding Poniyem -- Mainland -- End and beginning -- The moviegoer -- Genevieve and the veil -- Finding and being found

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