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Barack Obama : the story

Maraniss, David
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  • Creator David Maraniss
  • Format Books
  • Publication 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
  • Physical Details xxiii, 641 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 9781439160404, 1439160406, 9781439160411, 1439160414, 9781439167533, 1439167532
  • OCLC ocn742509889


  • 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


Includes bibliographical references (p. 579-609) and index.


  • 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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