Daniel Weinberg talked with David Garrow about Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama. Garrow reveals as never before the ambition, the dreams, and the all-too-human struggles of the iconic president. Order Your Signed Copy.
Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama
By David Garrow
Air Date/Time May 19, 11am (Central)
1st ed., 1472p., cloth with dj
As epic in vision and rigorous in detail as Robert Caro’s The Years of Lyndon Johnson series, the definitive account of Barack Obama’s life before he became the 44th president of the United States—the formative years, confluence of forces, and influential figures who helped shaped an extraordinary leader and his rise—from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the Cross.
Barack Obama’s keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted the little-known state senator from Illinois into the national spotlight. Three months later, Obama would win election to the U.S. Senate; four years later he would make history as America’s first black president. Now, at the end of his second presidential term, David J....