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In Barack Obama, David Maraniss has written a sweeping narrative that reveals the real story of Obama's beginnings: child of a black man from Luoland and a white woman born in Texas. He charts the fortunes of the two disparate families, polar opposites in every way, which produced these two extraordinary individuals, who met briefly in Hawaii, never cohabited, and married In Barack Obama, David Maraniss has written a sweeping narrative that reveals the real story of Obama's beginnings: child of a black man from Luoland and a white woman born in Texas. He charts the fortunes of the two disparate families, polar opposites in every way, which produced these two extraordinary individuals, who met briefly in Hawaii, never cohabited, and married only to legitimize the child born of that union. At the heart of Obama's psyche and his political beliefs- and therefore his presidency- is is lifelong struggle to understand the extreme duality of his identity. Maraniss explores his extraordinary journey from a mixed-race boy raised by white grandparents in laid-back Hawaii to a young black man with a burning political vision and vocation. Barack Obama contains a wealth of new material. Maraniss reveals previously unpublished letters written by Obama as a young man in search of an identity: black or white, writer or leader. He also includes the journal entries of Obama's first significant girlfriend, which chart their intense relationship and the moment when the young Barack realised taht he must leave everything behind and set out for Chicago to 'become' an African American. The story wrought here is one of fierce ambition, survival and love.


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In Barack Obama, David Maraniss has written a sweeping narrative that reveals the real story of Obama's beginnings: child of a black man from Luoland and a white woman born in Texas. He charts the fortunes of the two disparate families, polar opposites in every way, which produced these two extraordinary individuals, who met briefly in Hawaii, never cohabited, and married In Barack Obama, David Maraniss has written a sweeping narrative that reveals the real story of Obama's beginnings: child of a black man from Luoland and a white woman born in Texas. He charts the fortunes of the two disparate families, polar opposites in every way, which produced these two extraordinary individuals, who met briefly in Hawaii, never cohabited, and married only to legitimize the child born of that union. At the heart of Obama's psyche and his political beliefs- and therefore his presidency- is is lifelong struggle to understand the extreme duality of his identity. Maraniss explores his extraordinary journey from a mixed-race boy raised by white grandparents in laid-back Hawaii to a young black man with a burning political vision and vocation. Barack Obama contains a wealth of new material. Maraniss reveals previously unpublished letters written by Obama as a young man in search of an identity: black or white, writer or leader. He also includes the journal entries of Obama's first significant girlfriend, which chart their intense relationship and the moment when the young Barack realised taht he must leave everything behind and set out for Chicago to 'become' an African American. The story wrought here is one of fierce ambition, survival and love.

30 review for Barack Obama- The Making of the Man

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jon

    I found this a riveting biography of BO's early years. The book is written extremely well and the depth if research is incredible. It gives a clearer understanding of the family background of the current President and how this has shaped his life and worldview. While there are editorial comments that may or may not be valid the insightful nature of this volume is worth deep consideration. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about BO's life and seeing him mature from where he and his family has come fro I found this a riveting biography of BO's early years. The book is written extremely well and the depth if research is incredible. It gives a clearer understanding of the family background of the current President and how this has shaped his life and worldview. While there are editorial comments that may or may not be valid the insightful nature of this volume is worth deep consideration. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about BO's life and seeing him mature from where he and his family has come from. I'm now wanting Maraniss to continue the story - what happens at Harvard, after Harvard, in Chicago and during his State years before his alleviation to national politics? I'd love to know and I'd love Maraniss to write it. Worth the time to read through. Highly recommend.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kayla Medica

    The family history was really interesting, and the way the two sides of the family were contrasted historically was really eye-opening to countries that are all foreign to me. I wish there was more on his political career, but I guess with a book this size, it would be hard to sell it if it was any bigger, although I did really enjoy the length and depth of it. Sometimes the author repeated information, and there were a few times sentences were copy/pasted exactly, which was annoying.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    It is all the more surprising having read this that he drove himself to the presidency, but well describes his early methods of non-involvement in issues and aversion to confrontation. Instead of Dreams from my Father, perhaps nightmares from his father underlay a fear of becoming anything like the man, or men in parenting roles.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Annie Booker

    Very wordy and it tends to drag from time to time but it's still a good read and gives interesting insight into what made Barack Obama the man he is today and the kind of President he was.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Angie

    Excellent. A man raised by a single mother, who started from humble beginnings, but never allowed his race or social quo stand in the way of pursuing and achieving excellence of historic proportions.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Nancy Stringer

    Fortunately for the young Obama, his mother was clearly a remarkable woman. She got up at 04.00m to teach Barack before she went to work and, though not a hugger, she instilled in Barack and his half-sister Maya a sense that they could be anything they wished.

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