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Author Remnick, David.

Title El puente : vida y ascenso de Barack Obama / David Remnick ; traducción de Efrén del Valle y Juan Manuel Ibeas.

Imprint Barcelona : Debate, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Foreign Language Spanish    SP 92 OBAMA,B REM    Available
Edition 1. ed.
Description 750 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Note Translation of: The bridge.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [715]-723) and index.
Summary Through extensive on-the-record interviews with friends and teachers, mentors and disparagers, family members and Obama himself, David Remnick demonstrates how a rootless, unaccomplished, and confused young man created himself first as a community organizer in Chicago, then as a Harvard Law School graduate, and finally as President of the United States. "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 ... heroes of the civil rights movement who are forced to reassess old loyalties and understand the priorties 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."--From publisher description.
Subject Obama, Barack.
United States. Congress. Senate -- Biography.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Presidential candidates -- United States -- Biography.
African American politicians -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography.
African American legislators -- Illinois -- Biography.
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009.
Illinois -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Added Title Bridge. Spanish
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