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Inside Obama's brain

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'Never has the world needed strong and wise American leadership more than it does now. Abramsky's eminently readable description of Obama's personal gifts makes it clear that he is remarkably suited to be the president the moment requires.' -Former New York Governor Mario M. Cuomo From the moment he burst onto the national political scene, Barack Obama has fascinated people more than any politician in decades. Many biographers have already retold his story, but no previous book truly explains how his mind works, what passions drive him, or what makes him such an effective leader. This concise profile explores the ideas, inspirations, and experiences that have shaped the president. It quotes a wide network of sources, including many who broke long-standing vows of silence to offer their candid and surprising observations. Award-winning journalist Sasha Abramsky interviewed close to one hundred of Obama's current and former friends, colleagues, classmates, teachers, staff, mentors, basketball buddies, fellow Chicago activists, media consultants, editors, and even his next-door neighbors from Hyde Park. These people each know a part of Obama's life and career, which the author blends the pieces into a uniquely detailed analysis. Abramsky explains the origins of Obama's extraordinary poise, focus, and self-confidence; his powerful storytelling and speaking skills; and his empathetic listening style. He shows why Obama's experiences as a community organizer are widely misunderstood and more influential than many people realize. And he explores how Obama found a unique way to bridge America's racial divides. No previous book has delved so deeply into the events and people that helped make Barack Obama the man he is today.

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display_description From the moment he burst onto the national political scene, Barack Obama has fascinated and inspired people more than any politician in decades. Millions have wondered how his mind works, what passions drive him, and what makes him such an effective leader. The fifth book, and third audio book in this series, explores the ideas, inspirations, and experiences that have shaped how President Obama thinks about tough issues, how he makes decisions, and how he motivates others. Award winning journalist, Sasha Abramsky, interviewed close to one hundred of his friends, classmates, colleagues, teachers, staffers, mentors, book editors, media consultants, fellow politicians, and even his next-door neighbors from Hyde Park, Illinois, who offer candid and surprising observations. Inside Obama's Brain isn't a biography; rather, it's a psychological profile, perfect for anyone who hopes to model his astonishing success or simply to understand him better.
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