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Rising star : the making of Barack Obama

by Garrow, David J., 1953- (Author)

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Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted him into the national spotlight and led to his election four years later as America's first African-American president. Garrow has created a vivid portrait that reveals not only the people and forces that shaped the futur... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • The end of the world as they knew it: Chicago's far South Side, March 1980
  • July 1985
  • A place in the world: Honolulu, Seattle, Honolulu, Jakarta, and Honolulu, August 1961
  • September 1979
  • Searching for home: Eagle Rock, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Hermitage, PA, September 1979
  • July 1985
  • Transformation and identity: Roseland, Hyde Park, and Kenya: August 1985
  • August 1988
  • Emergence and achievement: Harvard Law School, September 1988
  • May 1991
  • Building a future: Chicago, June 1991
  • August 1995
  • Into the Arena: Chicago and Springfield, September 1995
  • September 1999
  • Failure and recovery: Chicago and Springfield, October 1999
  • January 2003
  • Calculation, coincidence, coronation: Illinois and Boston, January 2003
  • November 2004
  • Disappointment and destiny: the U.S. Senate, November 2004
  • February 2007
  • Epilogue: the President did not attend, as he was golfing.