The Resource Obama : the call of history, Peter Baker

Obama : the call of history, Peter Baker

Label
Obama : the call of history
Title
Obama
Title remainder
the call of history
Statement of responsibility
Peter Baker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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."
  • "'His first line in the history books was written the day he won office as the first African-American president, but he was determined to offer more than simply a new complexion in the Oval Office.' So writes Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent for the New York Times, about the 44th president of the United States. In this vivid and in-depth illustrated account of Barack Obama's years in office, Baker chronicles a period of great hope, tumult, accomplishment and, yes, failure. This is the story of a young president who took on the worst financial disaster since the Great Depression, forged a controversial health care program, watched anxiously in the Situation Room after approving the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and endured mid-term election defeats. In a presidency buffeted by one crisis after another, he struggled with the Syrian civil war, a Russian invasion of its neighbor, the rise of the Islamic State, and, at home, often violent racial strife and a recalcitrant Congress. Inspiring in a crowded stadium yet diffident behind the scenes, Obama was a master politician who loathed politics. To many, he was an enigma, often seen through the lens of the observer--a liberal zealot to the right, an overeager compromiser to the left. 'I am like a Rorschach test,' he once noted. But he was the dominant figure of his age. After eight eventful years, he would never be the same--and neither would his country."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baker, Peter
Dewey number
  • 973.932092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obama, Barack
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Obama, Barack
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
  • HISTORY / United States
Label
Obama : the call of history, Peter Baker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This winter of our hardship -- Bring our troops home -- Time to turn the page -- A shellacking -- Justice has been done -- Fought our way back -- Governing by crisis -- Red line -- Haunted by those deaths -- Could have been me -- Never fear to negotiate -- A personal insult -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn983799158
Dimensions
31 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780935112900
Lccn
2017010276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)983799158
Label
Obama : the call of history, Peter Baker
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This winter of our hardship -- Bring our troops home -- Time to turn the page -- A shellacking -- Justice has been done -- Fought our way back -- Governing by crisis -- Red line -- Haunted by those deaths -- Could have been me -- Never fear to negotiate -- A personal insult -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn983799158
Dimensions
31 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780935112900
Lccn
2017010276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)983799158

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