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Book Title: The Promise: President Obama, Year One|
The author of the book: Jonathan Alter
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 9.65 MB
Edition: Simon & Schuster Audio
Date of issue: May 18th 2010
ISBN 13: 9781442334465
Read full description of the books The Promise: President Obama, Year One:Veteran journalist and author of the bestselling The Defining Moment , Jonathan Alter’s portrait of Barack Obama—and his close-knit team—is the first intimate look at a president and an administration that took authority even before the inauguration.
Alter is the author of the extravagantly praised account of FDR’s first months in office, The Defining Moment .
Alter, a native of Chicago who has known Obama and his circle for nearly a decade, provides a fast-paced inside account of the breakneck speed with which President-elect Obama, and then President Obama, began making critical decisions and assuming the burdens of office amid the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression.
With dozens of exclusive details about everything from the selection of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State to the president’s secrets for running a good meeting, Alter paints a fresh and often surprising portrait of a highly disciplined and self-aware president and his colorful team. We see a young president of extraordinary temperament grappling with the task of stimulating the economy, bailing out large banks, taking over the American auto industry, making the crucial decision about sending more troops to Afghanistan, deciding whether to negotiate with Iran about its nuclear program, and fighting for a major reform of the country’s health care system. Alter explains what Obama is like as a person, how he operates, and why he is so insistent on leading the country and the world into a new era of wrenching change.
Read information about the authorJonathan Alter is an American columnist and senior editor for Newsweek magazine, where he has worked since 1983. Alter is a Chicago, Illinois native and resident of Montclair, New Jersey. He is a contributing correspondent to NBC News, where since 1996 he has appeared on NBC, MSNBC, and CNBC. When the shows were on the air, he could often be heard on Imus in the Morning and The Al Franken Show on Air America Radio. He is the author of The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope, a national bestseller published by Simon & Schuster in 2006, and Between the Lines: A View Inside American Politics, People and Culture, a collection of twenty years' worth of his columns published by Borders Books. His 2010 book is The Promise: President Obama, Year One, published by Simon & Schuster, a behind-the-scenes look at Obama's eventful debut. Alter graduated from Phillips Academy in 1975 and Harvard University in 1979. Alter also serves on the Board of Directors of DonorsChoose, which allows teachers to post online proposals for classroom materials, and The Blue Card, a national Jewish organization assisting Holocaust survivors.
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