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Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

This is the inspiring story of a modern American icon, the first comprehensive account of the life and times of Michelle Obama. With disciplined reporting and a storyteller’s...

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Between Politics and Sanity

Between Politics and Sanity

From the definitive biography of the former First Lady, this is an inspiring window into the life of Michelle Obama as she navigated adversity and made her mark in the early White House...

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Maximalist

Maximalist

From a writer with long and high-level experience in the U.S. government, a startling and provocative assessment of America’s global dominance. Maximalist puts the history of our foreign policy...

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The Bridge

The Bridge

National BestsellerIn this nuanced and complex portrait of Barack Obama, Pulitzer Prize-winner David Remnick offers a thorough, intricate, and riveting account of the unique...

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The Breakthrough

The Breakthrough

In The Breakthrough, veteran journalist Gwen Ifill surveys the American political landscape, shedding new light on the impact of Barack Obama’s stunning presidential victory...

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The Oath

The Oath

A Washington Post Notable Work of NonfictionFrom the moment Chief Justice Roberts botched Barack Obama's oath of office, the relationship between the...

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The Persistence of the Color Line

The Persistence of the Color Line

Timely—as the 2012 presidential election nears—and controversial, here is the first book by a major African-American public intellectual on racial politics and the Obama presidency. Renowned...

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The Day Fidel Died

The Day Fidel Died

Cuba has loomed large in American memory and history. Throughout the last half-century, the island and its larger-than-life revolutionary leader have been key players in the Cold War and mythologized...

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The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick

The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick

“A brilliantly constructed, flawlessly written biography.” -The Los Angeles Times Buy Online: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Borders | Random House Read the prologue About the book: No story has been more central to America’s history this century than the rise of Barack Obama, and until now, no journalist or historian has written a book that fully investigates the circumstances and experiences of Obama’s life or explores the ambi…

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Just Announced: Biography of President Obama by David Remnick

Just Announced: Biography of President Obama by David Remnick

New Yorker editor and best-selling author David Remnick has written a biography of Barack Obama that will be published on April 6th, it was announced today by Sonny Mehta, Chairman of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama is a sweeping and deeply reported look at both the life of the 44th President and the complex saga of race in America that led to his historic election. Remnick won the Pulitzer Pri…

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Barack Obama and Race: David Remnick and Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation

Barack Obama and Race: David Remnick and Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation

On Tuesday, April 6th at 7pm, David Remnick, author of The Bridge, and Ta-Nehisi Coates will discuss President Obama’s campaign and the history of race in American politics. This event will take place at the New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in New York City. NYPL is offering a discount code to purchase tickets to this event for $15 (originally $25): BRIDGE. Visit the Showclix page to apply the discount and purchase t…

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Media Center: ‘Michelle Obama’ by Peter Slevin

Media Center: ‘Michelle Obama’ by Peter Slevin

WHO: MICHELLE OBAMA WHAT: A biography by Peter Slevin WHEN: Published by Knopf April 7, 2015 WHERE: Author tour to Boston, Chicago, Kansas City, and Washington DC WHY: “This comprehensive biography of the first African American First Lady is bound to attract interest. “Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago in a working-class black family, Michelle Obama has lived her life against the backdrop of major developments in black Ame…

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President Obama on General Grant's Attempted Expulsion of Jewish Americans

On Wednesday, President Obama marked Jewish American History Month by talking about General Grant’s failed attempt to have all Jewish Americans expelled from the territory in 1862. This order, known as General Orders Number 11, is chronicled in Jonathan D. Sarna’s When General Grant Expelled the Jews. Watch Obama’s full speech below. “This year, we celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month, and we’re also commemorating an imp…

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President Obama Loves Netherland!

President Obama Loves Netherland!

Awhile back, we told you that President Obama was reading Netherland It turns out he loves the book! He was quoted in the May 25 issue of Newsweek as saying it was “Fascinating…. A wonderful book.” And, just yesterday, in an interview that aired internationally on the BBC World service, President Obama said the following: Justin Webb: You reading anything at the moment? President Obama: You know, I’m reading a book called…

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Jeffrey Toobin's The Oath: The Obama White House and the Roberts Supreme Court

Jeffrey Toobin's The Oath: The Obama White House and the Roberts Supreme Court

Buy the Book: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | IndieBound | Powell’s | More Buy the eBook: iBookstore | Kindle | Nook | More From the prizewinning author of The Nine comes a gripping insider’s account of the momentous ideological war between the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts and the Obama administration, reaching its climax at the court’s contentious decision to uphold President Obama’s…

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Rave Review from the Times for The Persistence of the Color Line, by Randall Kennedy

Rave Review from the Times for The Persistence of the Color Line, by Randall Kennedy

“Mr. Kennedy, a Harvard Law School professor, sets what we know of Mr. Obama’s presidency thus far in relief against the sorry history of racial politics in the United States. He worries, even in 2011, about “an inflated sense of accomplishment” in regard to racial progress.” “Among the best things about “The Persistence of the Color Line” is watching Mr. Kennedy hash through the positions about Mr. Obama staked out by black commentators on the…

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President Obama Caught Reading Netherland

President Obama Caught Reading Netherland

In this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, President Obama mentions that he’s reading Netherland by Joseph O’Neill. Earlier this year, Netherland was named winner of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. “New York is not what most people imagine it to be. Just as marriage, family, friendship and manhood are not. Netherland is suspenseful, artful, psychologically pitch-perfect, and a wonderful read. But more than any of that, it’s…

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Why Obama Needs a Frances Perkins

Why Obama Needs a Frances Perkins

In an op-ed that ran in this weekend’s Washington Post, The Woman Behind the New Deal author Kirstin Downey argues that FDR’s secretary of labor Frances Perkins is just the kind of person who the Obama administration needs. Read why here….

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