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Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

Rising Star

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 today.

 

Rising Star

Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama
By David Garrow
$45.00
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....

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Algren: A Life

Algren: A Life

Paul Berlanga talked with Mary Wisniewski about her critically acclaimed book, Algren: A Life.

This is a fresh look at the man whose unique style and compassionate message enchanted readers and fellow writers. Order your signed copy today. 

Algren: A Life

Algren: A Life
By Mary Wisniewski
$30.00
Air Date/Time January 17,  6pm  (Central)
1st ed., Cloth, with dj.

A tireless champion of the downtrodden, Nelson Algren, one of the most celebrated writers of the 20th century, lived an outsider’s life himself. He spent a month in prison as a young man for the theft of a typewriter; his involvement in Marxist groups earned him a lengthy FBI dossier; and he spent much of his life palling around with the sorts of drug addicts, prostitutes, and poor laborers who inspired and populated his novels and short stories.

Most today know Algren as the radical, womanizing writer of The Man with the Golden Arm, which won the first National Book Award, in 1950, but award-winning reporter Mary Wisniewski offers a deeper portrait. Starting with his childhood in the City of...

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