Barack Obama by Heather Lehr Wagner
  

Barack Obama

Written by Heather Lehr Wagner
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Synopsis

Barack Obama by Heather Lehr Wagner

This is the exciting biography of the new President-elect of the United States. In July 2004, Barack Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention transformed him into a political star. Three years later, the young state senator from Illinois started his campaign to become president of the United States. Obama's life story captures the hope that defines the American dream. Born to a Kenyan father and a mother from Kansas who divorced when he was only two, Obama grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia. As an adult, he served his community, first as an organizer working to register new voters and to provide opportunities for the poor, and later as a politician. His 2008 campaign to become president of the United States inspired many to believe in what he called the audacity of hope. This new biography explores the remarkable life of Barack Obama with full-colour photographs and an index. Did You Know? fact boxes throughout highlight interesting facts about Obama's life and career, and a list of Web sites provide readers with further reading.

Reviews

The updated format is brightened by added color illustrations... The text is very readable...library media centers...will want to order them...Recommended.

About the Author

Heather Lehr Wagner is a writer and an editor. She is the author of more than 30 books exploring social and political issues and focusing on the lives of prominent men and women. She earned a B.A. in political science from Duke University and an M.A. in government from the College of William and Mary. She lives in Pennsylvania.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
104 pages

Author

Heather Lehr Wagner
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Publisher

Checkmark Books an imprint of Facts On File Inc

Publication date

15th May 2008

ISBN

9780791097168


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