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Rich in atmosphere, emotion, and history, Barack Obama: The Story is the definitive account of the president’s early life and the influences that formed him. The facts are not new, though the forensic-level detail is: the scope and depth of this biographer’s charting offers unique insight into the development and character of a person everyone seems to believe they know and understand. Impeccably researched and related, with the already-famous excerpts from his college girlfriend’s diary (less salacious, more psychologically fascinating) resting alongside detailed explorations of the distant family members Obama never knew, Maraniss seeks to know the real Obama: a complex, cautious young man who was a “perpetual outsider” and “keen observer,” someone whose dalliances with pot are less vital than his choice to pursue social justice, activism, find his own roots and become a success in a uniquely American way.
About the Author David Maraniss is an associate editor at The Washington Post. In addition to Barack Obama: The Story, he is the author or co-author of seven critically acclaimed and bestselling books, including When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi, They Marched Into Sunlight and Clemente. A three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, Maraniss won the Pulitzer for national reporting in 1993 for his newspaper coverage of then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton. He also was part of The Washington Post team that won a 2008 Pulitzer for the newspaper's coverage of the Virginia Tech shooting.
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Washington Post associate editor, Pulitzer Prize-winner, and author of acclaimed biographies of Clinton, Clemente, and Lombardi, Maraniss employs a wide lens to capture President Obama. Starting in Kenya and Kansas before Obama’s birth, Maraniss traces the influences the future president absorbed in Hawaii, Indonesia, New York, and Chicago, influences which shaped his developing political career.
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Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and critically acclaimed, bestselling author David Maraniss is an associate editor at The Washington Post. Maraniss will discuss and sign his incredible new book Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World ($26.00 Simon & Schuster). This groundbreaking book weaves sports, politics, and history into a tour de force about the 1960 Rome Olympics - eighteen days of theater, suspense, victory, and defeat.Request a signed copy: firstname.lastname@example.org (booksense)… (mer)
David Maraniss discusses and signs Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World
Pulitzer Prize-winner Maraniss tells the story of the 1960 Olympics and the broader world they reflected on the verge of fateful upheaval. Maraniss's remarkable narrative reveals how Cold War rivalries, the civil rights and women's movements, the first doping scandal, television, money, new athletic techniques, and legendary athletes came together in Rome to alter the Olympics forever. (booksense)… (mer)
Pulitzer Prize-winner David Maraniss gets you in the Olympic spirit with the blockbuster story of the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. Learn more about legendary athletes, politics at the games where Cold War propaganda and spies, drugs and sex, money and television, civil rights and the rise of women superstars all converged to forever change the essence of the Olympics. (alphaorder)… (mer)