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Michelle Obama : a life

by Slevin, Peter B.

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A comprehensive portrait of the First Lady describes her working-class upbringing on Chicago's South Side, her education at Princeton and Harvard during the racially charged 1980s, and her marriage to the future forty-fourth president. Full description

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Summary: A comprehensive portrait of the First Lady describes her working-class upbringing on Chicago's South Side, her education at Princeton and Harvard during the racially charged 1980s, and her marriage to the future forty-fourth president.
With disciplined reporting and a storyteller's eye for revealing detail, Peter Slevin follows Michelle to the White House from her working-class childhood on Chicago's largely segregated South Side.
Physical Description: 418 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages [353]-399) and index.
ISBN: 9780307958822 (hardcover)
0307958825 (hardcover)
Author Notes:

Peter Slevin is a contributing writer for The New Yorker, focusing on politics. He spent a decade on the national staff of The Washington Post , writing extensively about Barack and Michelle Obama, as well as political campaigns and policy debates from one end of the country to the other. He lives in Evanston, Illinois, where he is a professor at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.


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