Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama The Making of Barack Obama, David Garrow
  • List: $69.99  |  Sale: $49.00
    Club: $34.99
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

Author: David Garrow

Narrator: Charles Constant

Unabridged: 56 hr 9 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Harper Audio

Published: 05/09/2017

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Presidents & Heads Of State

Synopsis

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERRising Star is the definitive account of Barack Obama's formative years that made him the man who became the forty-fourth president of the United States—from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the CrossBarack Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted him into the national spotlight and led to his election four years later as America's first African-American president. In this penetrating biography, David J. Garrow delivers an epic work about the life of Barack Obama, creating a rich tapestry of a life little understood, until now.Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama captivatingly describes Barack Obama's tumultuous upbringing as a young black man attending an almost-all-white, elite private school in Honolulu while being raised almost exclusively by his white grandparents. After recounting Obama's college years in California and New York, Garrow charts Obama's time as a Chicago community organizer, working in some of the city's roughest neighborhoods; his years at the top of his Harvard Law School class; and his return to Chicago, where Obama honed his skills as a hard-knuckled politician, first in the state legislature and then as a candidate for the United States Senate.Detailing a scintillating, behind-the-scenes account of Obama's 2004 speech, a moment that labeled him the Democratic Party's "rising star," Garrow also chronicles Obama's four years in the Senate, weighing his stands on various issues against positions he had taken years earlier, and recounts his thrilling run for the White House in 2008.In Rising Star, David J. Garrow has created a vivid portrait that reveals not only the people and forces that shaped the future president but also the ways in which he used those influences to serve his larger aspirations. This is a gripping read about a young man born into uncommon family circumstances, whose faith in his own talents came face-to-face with fantastic ambitions and a desire to do good in the world. Most important, Rising Star is an extraordinary work of biography—tremendous in its research and storytelling, and brilliant in its analysis of the all-too-human struggles of one of the most fascinating politicians of our time.

Recommended

Grant, Ron Chernow
Grant
by Ron Chernow

The #1 New York Times bestseller.Named one of the 10 Best Books of 2017 by The New York Times Book Review.Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses ...

Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Published: 11/21/2017

Destiny of the Republic A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, Candice Millard
Destiny of the Republic
by Candice Millard

James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his...

Narrator: Paul Michael
Published: 09/20/2011

Mornings on Horseback, David McCullough
Mornings on Horseback
by David McCullough

FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF JOHN ADAMS Winner of the 1982 National Book Award for Biography, Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as a masterpiece by Newsday, it is the story ...

Narrator: Nelson Runger
Published: 01/04/2011

Decision Points, George W. Bush
Decision Points
by George W. Bush

President George W. Bush describes the critical decisions of his presidency and personal life.Decision Points is the extraordinary memoir of America’s 43rd president. Shattering the conventions of political autobiography, George W. Bush offers...

Narrator: Ron McLarty,George W. Bush
Published: 11/09/2010

Grant, Ron Chernow
Grant
by Ron Chernow

The #1 New York Times bestseller.Named one of the 10 Best Books of 2017 by The New York Times Book Review.Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses ...

Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Published: 10/10/2017

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, Jon Meacham
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
by Jon Meacham

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly • The Seattle Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Bloomberg BusinessweekIn this magnificent biography, the ...

Narrator: Edward Herrmann
Published: 11/13/2012

Decision Points, George W. Bush
Decision Points
by George W. Bush

President George W. Bush describes the critical decisions of his presidency and personal life.Decision Points is the extraordinary memoir of America’s 43rd president. Shattering the conventions of political autobiography, George W. Bush offers...

Narrator: Ron McLarty,George W. Bush
Published: 11/09/2010

Washington A Life, Ron Chernow
Washington
by Ron Chernow

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a New York Times Bestseller, a landmark biography of George Washington. In Washington: A Life celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. With a breadth and dept...

Narrator: Scott Brick,Edward Herrmann
Published: 10/05/2010

Washington A Life, Ron Chernow
Washington
by Ron Chernow

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a New York Times Bestseller, a landmark biography of George Washington. In Washington: A Life celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. With a breadth and dept...

Narrator: Scott Brick,Edward Herrmann
Published: 10/05/2010
{"id":"1688730","ean":"9780062671745","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama","subtitle":"The Making of Barack Obama","author":"David Garrow","rating_average":"4","narrator":"Charles Constant","ubr_id":"1688730","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"69.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"41.99","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Charles Constant","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 51 hr 20 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}