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Alter, Jonathan.

The promise : President Obama, year one / Jonathan Alter. - 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. - New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2010. - xviii, 458 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Obama takes charge -- White House-in-waiting -- Grant Park -- The cabinet maker -- Picking Hillary -- Instant president -- Historic inauguration -- Sea legs -- Zen temperament -- Rahmbo -- The shovel brigade -- Larry and Tim -- The un-Bubba -- Global reset -- Tyrannosaurus Rx -- Professor-in-chief -- Off-hours -- The skinny guy and the fat cats -- Modus Obama -- "Don't blow it!" -- Chaos-istan -- The perfect and the good -- Epilogue.

Jonathan Alter, one of the country's most respected journalists and historians, uses his unique access to the White House to produce the first inside look at Obama's difficult debut. In Alter's telling, the real Obama is an authentic, demanding, unsentimental, and sometimes overconfident leader.

9781439101193 1439101191 9781439154083 (ebook) 1439154082 (ebook) 9781439101209 1439101205

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Obama, Barack.
Obama, Barack--Friends and associates.


Presidents--United States--Biography.


United States--Politics and government--2009-

E907 / .A45 2010

973.932092 B

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