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The Obamas A Mission, A Marriage by Jodi Kantor
  

The Obamas A Mission, A Marriage

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The Obamas A Mission, A Marriage by Jodi Kantor

'The fullest picture of this presidency yet' Daily Telegraph'Kantor digs for detail and strikes gold' The TimesWhen Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, he also won a long-running debate with his wife Michelle. Contrary to her fears, politics now seemed like a worthwhile, even noble pursuit. Together they planned a White House life that would be as normal and sane as possible.Then they moved in.In The Obamas, the New York Times journalist Jodi Kantor takes us deep inside the White House as they grapple with their new roles, change the country, raise children, maintain friendships, and figure out what it means to be President and First Lady.

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Illuminating ... For those who wonder how they do it - here's how -- Amanda Foreman Lurid and irresistable -- David Remnick * The New Yorker * This book is one of the first to give us a sense what the reasons were for the stumbles, the drift, the malaise that many of his own supporters believe has hung over Barack Obama since the day he came to power -- Justin Webb * The Observer * In lesser hands The Obamas would be an act of astonishing overreach, but Ms. Kantor has earned the voice of authority. A meticulous reporter, Ms. Kantor is attuned to the nuance of small gestures, the import of unspoken truths. The Obamas is full of gossipy tidbits that fuel a narrative about their marriage and how it has shaped the presidency -- Connie Schultz * The New York Times * Jodi Kantor's book, The Obamas: A Mission, A Marriage, is a stylish examination of the complexities and tensions within the presidential marriage * Evening Standard * Laboriously researched and thoughtfully written...Kantor digs for detail and strikes gold -- Giles Whitell * The Times * Kantor interviewed some 200 aides and officials, friends and relatives to give us the fullest picture of this presidency yet -- Kate Figes * The Telegraph * Kantor reveals the conflict between maintaining a public and private life, and the overwhelming sense of confinement inside the White House -- Christina Lamb * Sunday Times * When you're president and first lady of the United States of America, the personal is the political...That is as it should be. That is what actually happens in the White House. And Kantor's book is one of the best portraits yet of the arguments in this particular White House -- Ezra Klein * The New York Times *


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Book Info

Publication date

1st August 2012

Author

Jodi Kantor

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Biography: historical, political & military
Political leaders & leadership
History of the Americas

ISBN

9780241958186

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