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The Resource Power forward : my presidential education, Reggie Love

Power forward : my presidential education, Reggie Love

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Power forward : my presidential education
Title
Power forward
Title remainder
my presidential education
Statement of responsibility
Reggie Love
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Every path to adulthood is strewn with missteps, epiphanies, and hard-earned lessons. Only Reggie Love's, however, went through the White House by way of Duke University's Cameron Indoor Stadium. Mentored by both Coach Krzyzewski and President Obama, Love shares universal insights learned in unique circumstances, an education in how sports, politics, and life can define who you are, what you believe in, and what it takes to make a difference. Power Forward tells the story of the five years Love worked as a personal assistant to Senator Obama as a candidate for president, and President Obama, and it is a professional coming of age story like no other. What the public knows was well put by Time magazine in 2008: "[Love's] official duties don't come close to capturing Reggie's close bond with Obama, who plays a role that is part boss and part big brother." What the public doesn't know are the innumerable private moments during which that bond was forged and the President mentored a malleable young man. Accountability and serving with pride and honor were learned during unsought moments: from co-coaching grade school girls basketball with the president; lending Obama his tie ahead of a presidential debate; managing a personal life when no hour is truly his own; being tasked with getting the candidate up in the morning on time for long days of campaigning. From his first interview with Senator Obama, to his near-decision not to follow the president-elect to the White House, to eventually bringing LeBron, Melo, D-Wade, and Kobe to play with the President on his forty-ninth birthday, Love drew on Coach K's teachings as he learned to navigate Washington. But it was while owning up to losing (briefly) the President's briefcase, figuring out how to compete effectively in pick-up games in New Hampshire during the primary to secure support and votes, babysitting the children of visiting heads of state, and keeping the President company at every major turning point of his historic first campaign and administration, that Love learned how persistence and passion can lead not only to success, but to a broader concept of responsibility"--
  • "No one spent more time with Barack Obama during his historic first campaign and term than "body man" Reggie Love, whose professional coming of age story--from team captain of Coach K's 2001 NCAA title team through junior Senator Obama's mailroom to becoming the President's confidant, friend, and Chief of Stuff--is like no other"--
Summary
The CEO of Eight-Four Productions recounts his five years as a personal assistant to Senator Barack Obama, describing the influence of sports, politics and personal experiences in shaping his perspectives throughout the Obama presidential campaign
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
autobiography
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10392125
Cataloging source
DLC
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1981-
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Love, Reggie
Dewey number
  • 320.092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Love, Reggie
  • Presidents
  • Obama, Barack
  • United States
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
Target audience
adult
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my presidential education
Label
Power forward : my presidential education, Reggie Love
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Publication
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn883146718
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781476763347
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014040838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)883146718
Label
Power forward : my presidential education, Reggie Love
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn883146718
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781476763347
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014040838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)883146718

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