The Bridge



The Bridge No Story Has Been 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 Ambition Behind His Rise Those Familiar With Obama S Own Best Selling Memoir Or His Campaign Speeches Know The Touchstones And Details That He Chooses To Emphasize, But Now From A Writer Whose Gift For Illuminating The Historical Significance Of Unfolding Events Is Without Peer We Have A Portrait, At Once Masterly And Fresh, Nuanced And Unexpected, Of A Young Man In Search Of Himself, And Of A Rising Politician Determined To Become The First African American President The Bridge Offers The Most Complete Account Yet Of Obama S Tragic Father, A Brilliant Economist Who Abandoned His Family And Ended His Life As A Beaten Man Of His Mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, Who Had A Child As A Teenager And Then Built Her Career As An Anthropologist Living And Studying In Indonesia And Of The Succession Of Elite Institutions That First Exposed Obama To The Social Tensions And Intellectual Currents That Would Force Him To Imagine And Fashion An Identity For Himself Through Extensive On The Record Interviews With Friends And Teachers, Mentors And Disparagers, Family Members And Obama Himself, David Remnick Allows Us To See How A Rootless, Unaccomplished, And Confused Young Man Created Himself First As A Community Organizer In Chicago, An Experience That Would Not Only Shape His Urge To Work In Politics But Give Him A Home And A Community, And That Would Propel Him To Harvard Law School, Where His Sense Of A Greater Mission Emerged.Deftly Setting Obama S Political Career Against The Galvanizing Intersection Of Race And Politics In Chicago S History, Remnick Shows Us How That City S Complex Racial Legacy Would Make Obama S Forays Into Politics A Source Of Controversy And Bare Knuckle Tactics His Clashes With Older Black Politicians In The Illinois State Senate, His Disastrous Decision To Challenge The Former Black Panther Bobby Rush For Congress In 2000, The Sex Scandals That Would Decimate His Experienced Opponents In The 2004 Senate Race, And The Story From Both Sides Of His Confrontation With His Former Pastor, Jeremiah Wright By Looking At Obama S Political Rise Through The Prism Of Our Racial History, Remnick Gives Us The Conflicting Agendas Of Black Politicians The Dilemmas Of Men Like Jesse Jackson, John Lewis, And Joseph Lowery, Heroes Of The Civil Rights Movement, Who Are Forced To Reassess Old Loyalties And Understand The Priorities Of A New Generation Of African American Leaders The Bridge Revisits The American Drama Of Race, From Slavery To Civil Rights, And Makes Clear How Obama S Quest Is Not Just His Own But Is Emblematic Of A Nation Where Destiny Is Defined By Individuals Keen To Imagine A Future That Is Different From The Reality Of Their Current Lives.

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[BOOKS] ✸ The Bridge  Author David Remnick – Millionapartments.us
  • Hardcover
  • 672 pages
  • The Bridge
  • David Remnick
  • English
  • 18 September 2018
  • 1400043603

10 thoughts on “The Bridge

  1. Caroline says:

    I very much doubt there ll be a better biography of Barack Obama, at least not within the next decade or so, because this book is truly excellent I came away from it not just with a better understanding of Obama, but the civil rights movement and race relations in America in general.It really clarified my image of Obama as an extraordinary man not necessarily an extraordinary President, because history will tell on that one, and simply being the first African American President in no way guar I very much doubt there ll be a better biography of Barack Obama, at least not within the next decade or so, because this book is truly excellent I came away from it not just with a better understanding of Obama, but the civil rights movement and race relations in America in general.It really clarified my image of Obama as an extraordinary man not necessarily an extraordinary President, because history will tell on that one, and simply being the first African American President in no way guarantees that his presidency will prove a success But no one less than extraordinary could have the rise Obama had, to go from an Illinois state...

  2. Trish says:

    This dense and detailed look at a moment in history when Obama began his run for the White House in the end gives the reader the sense of a blind man running his hands over an elephant, or Galileo gazing at the stars The detail just makes one jealous to know those things we are not reading about what was he thinking, not just what he was saying One wants the man himself, not just the story of him.In the end, every book about this period is bound to be a disappointment in itself It cannot cap This dense and detailed look at a moment in history when Obama began his run for the White House in the end gives the reader the sense of a blind man running his hands over an elephant, or Galileo gazing at the stars The detail just makes one jealous to know those things we are not reading about what was he thinking, not just what he was saying One wants the man himself, not just the story of him.In the end, every book about this period is bound to be a disappointment in itself It cannot capture the utter impossibility of the moment the day by day disbelief of hearing Obama is still in the race a...

  3. Maureen Flatley says:

    Terrific One of several definitive books about the President and campaign Recommend highly You can never go wrong w Remnick s writing.

  4. Patricia says:

    This was an excellent biography that revealed many different facets of the man who is our president David Remnick s research is comprehensive He did not shy away from reporting what some of Obama s detractors have to say, but clearly Obama has madefriends than enemies among the people he has met directly and or befriended I was particularly interested in his early life as a black child raised by white people his grandparents Because I have two adopted African grandsons, I enjoyed the This was an excellent biography that revealed many different facets of the man who is our president David Remnick s research is comprehensive He did not shy away from reporting...

  5. Mary Verdick says:

    Inspirational and Revealing Fascinating journey and ascent of a younng black man, who in the beginning seemed to have little going for him With a brilliant, but self delusional Kenyan father, who deserted him as a baby and a devoted, but often absent mother, Barack known as Barry growing up learned at an early age that he had toor less shift for himself Fortunately he met the right people along the way who helped him on his journey, and he didn t waste time feeling sorry for himself I Inspirational and Revealing Fascinating journey and ascent of ...

  6. Breanne says:

    This book took me longer to read than any I have picked up in a long time Usually I could not put a book down, but this one I almost had to, just to digest the information There is an excellent backdrop of American history in this book, especially with the civil rights movement There were quite a few things I learned about reading this book I think that anyone could e...

  7. Bookmarks Magazine says:

    Most reviewers were pleasantly surprised to find that anyone could find anything new to say about the president, since he is one of the most scrutinized people on the planet and has already written two memoirs But Remnick pulls off The Bridge, in part, through innovative and exhaustive research Several critics remarked how Remnick s reporting expanded their views of the Obama of Dreams From my Father others were grateful for the author s elucidation of the president s crucial years in Chicago Most reviewers were pleasantly surprised to find that anyone could find anything new to say about the president, since he is one of the most scrutinized people on the planet and has already written two memoirs But Remnick pulls off The Bridge, in part, through innovative and exhaustive research Several critics remarked how Remnick s reporting expanded their views of the Obama of Dreams From my Father others were grateful for the author s elucidation of the president s crucial years in C...

  8. Theon Hill says:

    Although this book is written from a decidedly favorable perspective, it offers a excellent history of the life and times of Barack Obama From his childhood to education to his early political career, I found book to be compelling and full of fasc...

  9. Kalimah Priforce says:

    I was very impressed with the connection David Remnick made of Malcom X and Pres Obama on Charlie Rose 4 6 2010 which is often largely ignored.

  10. Willem says:

    5 stars for Obama, 4 for the book

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