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Barack Obama

Head of State (born 4-Aug-1961)


Jonathan Alter. The Promise: President Obama, Year One. New York: Simon & Schuster. 2010. 480pp.

Jabari Asim. What Obama Means: For Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Future. William Morrow. 2009. 223pp.

Jerome Corsi. The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality. Simon and Schuster. 2008. 384pp. Hit piece by the architect of Swift Boating.

Steve Dougherty. Hopes and Dreams: The Story of Barack Obama. Black Dog & Leventhal. 2007. 128pp.

Martin Dupuis; Keith Boeckelman. Barack Obama: The New Face of American Politics. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2008. 167pp.

David Freddoso. The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media's Favorite Candidate. Regnery Publishing. 2008. 290pp.

Morton Keller. Obama's Time: A History. Oxford University Press. 2014.

Stephen Mansfield. The Faith of Barack Obama. Thomas Nelson. 2008. 192pp.

David Maraniss. Barack Obama: The Story. New York: Simon & Schuster. 2012. 641pp.

Edward McClelland. Young Mr. Obama: Chicago and the Making of a Black President. New York: Bloomsbury. 2010. 275pp.

Barack Obama. Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance. New York: Times Books. 1995. 403pp.

David Remnick. The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2010. 672pp.

Lisa Rogak (editor). Barack Obama in His Own Words. Carroll & Graf. 2007. 166pp.

Shelby Steele. A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited about Obama and Why He Can't Win. Simon and Schuster. 2008. 160pp.

Thomas J. Sugrue. Not Even Past: Barack Obama and the Burden of Race. Princeton University Press. 2010. 178pp.

John K. Wilson. Barack Obama: This Improbable Quest. Paradigm. 2007. 224pp.

Richard Wolffe. Renegade: The Making of a President. New York: Crown. 2009. 356pp.


  1. Working for the Working-Class Vote
    Will gun-toting churchgoing white guys pull the lever for Obama?
    by Matt Bai. The New York Times, 15-Oct-2008.

  2. My President Was Black
    A history of the first African American White House -- and of what came next
    by Ta-Nehisi Coates. The Atlantic, Jan-2017.

  3. Barack Obama and Doris Kearns Goodwin: The Ultimate Exit Interview
    by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Vanity Fair, Nov-2016.

  4. In Law School, Obama Found Political Voice
    by Jodi Kantor. The New York Times, 28-Jan-2007.

  5. Is (His) Biography (Our) Destiny?
    Barack Obama says his life experience gives him a guide to making a "post-9-11" foreign policy. Whether Americans are ready or able to relinquish their fear is another question.
    by James Traub. The New York Times Magazine, 4-Nov-2007.


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  8. Britannica Almanac 2006 (p.96)

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