Obama: The Call of History

Author: Peter Baker

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 9780935112900

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Peter Baker's authoritative history of the Obama presidency is the first complete account that will stand the test of time. Baker takes the measure of Obama's achievements and disappointments in office and brings into focus the real legacy of the man who, as he described himself, "doesn't look like all the presidents on the dollar bills." With vivid color photographs by New York Times photographers and others of the events, major and minor, public and behind-the scenes, that defined Barack Obama's eight years in office, Obama: The Call of History is a portrait in full of America's first African-American president against the background of these tumultuous times.
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Obama

101 Best Covers: The Story Of The Election & Legacy Of America's 44th President, In Photos & Comment

Author: Ben Arogundade

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781999835101

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 146

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The story of Barack Obama's eight year presidency, told through 101 of his best newspaper and magazine front covers from around there world.
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Barack Obama: The Voice of an American Leader

The Voice of an American Leader

Author: Joann F. Price

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313362378

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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By any measure, the 2008 presidential race has been historic. The race has created an enthusiasm and a high degree of interest in politics few have ever seen before. At the center of the race is Barack Obama, the first African American to become the presumptive Democratic nominee. Many Americans agree with his politics, and many don't, but most agree he is an incredible force in today's highly-charged political world, and has come along at one of the most crucial, difficult times in our nation's history. For a sense of what has transpired in this campaign and how it is different from others in America's history, this book looks at one candidate from the perspective of quotations, made by and about Barack Obama. Thematically arranged chapter highlight topics including Obama's heritage, his family, state and national politics, his run for the presidency, the issues of the day, community activism and service, and thoughts on race and faith. Each chapter contains an introduction and many of the quotations are supported with background information to give students and general readers a better understanding of the current events and political issues at play. Ideal for student assignments as well as for reading cover to cover, this volume offers the most representative, revealing, and often controversial quotes by and about a man who has created a movement in American politics.
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Barack Obama: A Life in American History

Author: F. Erik Brooks,MaCherie M. Placide

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440859140

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 257

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An essential resource for readers analyzing the presidency of Barack Obama, this book provides a comprehensive summary of the life of 44th president of the United States. • Provides readers with insight into Barack Obama's rise in politics, from community organizer to president, the highest political office in the United States • Provides an understanding of how the Obama presidency had a significant impact on the United States • Deconstructs key events during the first and second terms of the Obama presidency • Examines the Obama administration's foreign and domestic policies
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Obama, the Media, and Framing the U.S. Exit from Iraq and Afghanistan

Author: Erika G. King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317086449

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Situating Obama’s end-of-war discourse in the historical context of the 2001 terrorist attacks, Obama, the Media, and Framing the U.S. Exit from Iraq and Afghanistan begins with a detailed comparison with the Bush war-on-terror security narrative before examining elements of continuity and change in post-9/11 elite rhetoric. Erika King deftly employs two case studies of presidential and media framing - the weeks surrounding the formal announcements of Obama’s December 2009 'surge-then-exit' strategy from Afghanistan and the end of combat operations in Iraq in August 2010 - to explore the role of mass media in presenting presidential narratives of war and finds evidence of an interpretive disconnect between the media and a president seeking to present a more nuanced approach to keeping America safe. Eloquently scrutinizing Obama’s discourse on the U.S. exit from two post-9/11 wars and contrasting the presidential endgame frame with the U.S. mainstream media’s narratives of the wars’ meaning, accomplishments, and denouement provides a unique combination of qualitative content analysis and topical case studies and makes this volume an ideal resource for scholars and researchers grappling with the complicated and ever-evolving nexus of war, the president, and the media.
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Obama, Creator of History

Author: Carl Paddock

Publisher: Epitome Books

ISBN: 8190773429

Category: African American legislators

Page: 223

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From Los Angeles to Delhi, everyone is talking about the new President of America. Barack Obama's election is not about the US alone, it is about changing the world. From race to religion, from the economy to environment, the question is what the Obama factor will do. This book provides deep insight into the man and his moment, the fragmented upbringing, his steely grit, and the key events in his life. It describes in detail his early life and career, his plunge into politics, his landslide victory in presidential election, his political position on various issues, and his stand on Iraq and terrorism. Obama's important speeches and interviews also find place in the book.
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Obama

101 Best Covers : a Commemorative Collection

Author: Ben Arogundade

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780956939456

Category: History

Page: 141

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The story of former US President Barack Obama's eight years in the White House (2008-2016), told through 101 of his best newspaper and magazine front covers. Witness Obama depicted as a feminist, communist, model, Jew, Muslim terrorist, Messiah, Superman, George Washington, President Roosevelt, Julius Caesar and Hindu deity Lord Shiva.
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Barack Obama

An American Story

Author: Bob Carlton

Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties

ISBN: 0310850703

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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You’ve read about historical U.S. figures in school textbooks. Maybe you’ve even seen a mini-series or movie about some of the leaders of America’s past. But right now you’re living in the midst of history in the making. You are watching a man with an unlikely story become one of the most important people in American politics today. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve heard him speak, or even whether or not you agree with his politics. The life of Barack Obama is an inspirational story for anyone who has ever felt abandoned, alone, different, or who has wanted to do great things and make a difference in the world. Learn about the life-shaping experiences Barack Obama faced as he:• was raised by a single mom and his grandparents• rose to the top of his class at Harvard law• accepted a faith that gives his life deeper meaning• left a lucrative career in law to work in public serviceIn 1967 Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke out about the state of our country and its leadership, saying, “We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now.” Barack Obama was only six-years-old when that speech took place, and forty years later he stood in the place where Abraham Lincoln once stood, and announced he was running for President because of what Dr. King called the “fierce urgency of now.” He recognized a country once again in turmoil and a nation looking for something different—something better.As you read about the life of Barack Obama you’ll be encouraged, inspired, and challenged to look at the world around you and see how you can take your own improbable journey to change it.
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Obama and the Middle East

The End of America's Moment?

Author: Fawaz A. Gerges

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1137000163

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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A hard-hitting assessment of Obama's current foreign policy and a sweeping look at the future of the Middle East The 2011 Arab Spring upended the status quo in the Middle East and poses new challenges for the United States. Here, Fawaz Gerges, one of the world's top Middle East scholars, delivers a full picture of US relations with the region. He reaches back to the post-World War II era to explain the issues that have challenged the Obama administration and examines the president's responses, from his negotiations with Israel and Palestine to his drawdown from Afghanistan and withdrawal from Iraq. Evaluating the president's engagement with the Arab Spring, his decision to order the death of Osama bin Laden, his intervention in Libya, his relations with Iran, and other key policy matters, Gerges highlights what must change in order to improve US outcomes in the region. Gerges' conclusion is sobering: the United States is near the end of its moment in the Middle East. The cynically realist policy it has employed since World War II-continued by the Obama administration--is at the root of current bitterness and mistrust, and it is time to remake American foreign policy.
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Barack Obama and the Myth of a Post-Racial America

Author: Mark Ledwidge,Kevern Verney,Inderjeet Parmar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135080526

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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The 2008 presidential election was celebrated around the world as a seminal moment in U.S. political and racial history. White liberals and other progressives framed the election through the prism of change, while previously acknowledged demographic changes were hastily heralded as the dawn of a "post-racial" America. However, by 2011, much of the post-election idealism had dissipated in the wake of an on-going economic and financial crisis, escalating wars in Afghanistan and Libya, and the rise of the right-wing Tea Party movement. By placing Obama in the historical context of U.S. race relations, this volume interrogates the idealized and progressive view of American society advanced by much of the mainstream literature on Obama. Barack Obama and the Myth of a Post-Racial America takes a careful look at the historical, cultural and political dimensions of race in the United States, using an interdisciplinary analysis that incorporates approaches from history, political science, and sociology. Each chapter addresses controversial issues such as whether Obama can be considered an African-American president, whether his presidency actually delivered the kind of deep-rooted changes that were initially prophesised, and whether Obama has abandoned his core African-American constituency in favour of projecting a race-neutral approach designed to maintain centrist support. Through cutting edge, critically informed, and cross-disciplinary analyses, this collection directly addresses the dimensions of race in American society through the lens of Obama’s election and presidency.
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