Search Results: "Auma Obama"


BOOK REVIEW

OBAMA by Carole Boston Weatherford
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2010

"Weatherford's commemorative 'American Baptism' provides a powerful finale to this undeniably passionate offering. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
This lyrical tribute to the 44th U.S. President describes Barack Obama's diverse childhood experiences and his various mentors and concludes with his successful presidential election. Read full book review >

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AND THEN LIFE HAPPENS by Auma Obama
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"Another treatment of the extended Obama family that enlightens and deepens the public's understanding of the president."
A burnished look at a difficult, ruptured childhood in Kenya by the president's half sister, older by one year. Read full book review >

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THANKS, OBAMA by David  Litt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"President Obama's running question to Litt was, 'so, are we funny?' Yes, they are—and insightful, too."
President Barack Obama's speechwriter offers his take on an extraordinary tenure inside the White House. Read full book review >

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MICHELLE OBAMA by Peter Slevin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"Slevin delivers a somewhat fawning portrait, but when necessary, he is willing to criticize and reveal his subject's missteps."
A Chicago-based journalist probes the fortunate yet humble upbringing of the first lady and, in a tedious refrain, her effective blackness. Read full book review >

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BARACK OBAMA by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"Still, of the three candidates' picture-book biographies out this season, this stands as the one most likely to communicate to children on a visceral level. (author's, illustrator's notes, resources, timeline, family tree) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
When David wonders why all those people on TV are shouting one man's name, his mother tells him Barack Obama's story. Read full book review >

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BARACK OBAMA by David Maraniss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 2012

"Maraniss stresses that Obama's Muslim ancestors encompass only one facet to his complex, fascinating makeup. Another in the author's line of authoritative biographies."
An exhaustive, respectful study of the president's "shattered genealogy," from Kansas to Kenya, Hawaii to Indonesia. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"An engaging overview of the president's early political education."
Journalist McClelland (The Third Coast: Sailors, Strippers, Fishermen, Folksingers, Long-Haired Ojibway Painters, and God-Save-the-Queen Monarchists of the Great Lakes, 2008, etc.) looks at the effect of President Obama's years in Chicago. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"An alert, thoroughly readable assessment of a candidacy that seemed unlikely only to those who weren't paying attention."
The editor-in-chief of the NAACP's The Crisis magazine conducts a celebratory tour d'horizon of the cultural and political developments that paved the way for Barack Obama's rise. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2012

"An exceptional book that thoroughly scrutinizes the struggles of all the nations of the Middle East and doesn't hesitate to distribute blame where it's warranted."
Gerges (Middle Eastern Politics/London School of Economics; The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda, 2011, etc.) succinctly traces the history of the West's relationship with the Middle East and pulls no punches as he iterates the trail of failed policies. Read full book review >

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THE OBAMA DOCTRINE by Colin Dueck
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2015

"Though Dueck can be wordy and repetitive, his ideas are clear, his arguments sound and his policy proposals professional. A good book for those who think the current policy just isn't doing its job."
Foreign policy expert Dueck (Policy, Government, and International Affairs/George Mason Univ.; Hard Line: The Republican Party and U.S. Foreign Policy since World War II, 2010, etc.) explains how presidential doctrines are built and provides a primer on the methodology of establishing foreign policy.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Liberals will love it; conservatives won't read it."
The ubiquitous liberal radio and TV pundit vigorously defends President Obama against what the author terms…well, see the subtitle. Read full book review >