The Making of a President
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (15.83 hours)
Product Number: Z100012515
Released: Jun 02, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781415966068
Narrator/s: Arthur Morey
Publisher: Books on Tape
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This audiobook is the previously untold and epic story of how a political newcomer with no money and an alien name grew into the world's most powerful leader. But it is also a uniquely intimate portrait of the person behind the iconic posters and the Secret Service code name Renegade. Drawing on a dozen unplugged interviews with the candidate and president, as well as twenty-one months covering his campaign as it traveled from coast to coast, Richard Wolffe answers the simple yet enduring question about Barack Obama: Who is he? Based on Wolffe's unprecedented access to Obama, Renegade reveals the making of a president, both on the campaign trail and before he ran for high office. It explains how the politician who emerged in an extraordinary election learned the personal and political skills to succeed during his youth and early career. Richard Wolffe shares with us his front-row seat at Obama's announcement to run for president on a frigid day in Springfield, and his victory speech on a warm night in Chicago. From a teacher's office in Iowa to the Oval Office in Washington, we see and hear Barack Obama with an immediacy and honesty never witnessed before.

Author(s): Richard Wolffe
Original Publish Date: Jun 02, 2009

All formats/editions

Author(s): Richard Wolffe
Product Number EB00153116
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: #9780307463142

Professional reviews

"Barack Obama's impressive 2008 presidential campaign is one of the watershed moments in recent political history. Against all odds, Obama ran a bottom-up campaign, getting grassroots support to carry him to the White House. Narrator Arthur Morey delivers an insider's narrative of the campaign, from the early days through the election itself. Morey tells this story in a conversational style, betraying little emotion, which might have livened up his reading a bit. But the story is exciting enough that listeners will remain riveted, even though they already know the outcome. At 16 hours, this long work covers the details of the campaign and shows just how well planned it was. K.M. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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