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Greenberg, Mark

Summary: Back in 2007, when Barack Hussein Obama announced his campaign, his election seemed to be a long shot. But he won in a decisive victory, also garnering a record 69.5 million votes, and on January 20, 2009, he became the 44th president of the United States and its first African American chief executive. Now, after two terms, this book explores Obama's journey in pictures, from his remarkable...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: OVS 921 OBAMA, BARACK GRE

Chait, Jonathan

Summary: "Jonathan Chait ... digs deep into Obama's record on major policy fronts-- economics, the environment, domestic reform, health care, race, foreign policy, and civil rights-- to demonstrate why history will judge our forty-fourth president as among the greatest in history"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Custom House, an imprint of William Morrow 2017

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Miniter, Richard.

Summary: "In the first book to explore President Obama's leadership style by digging into the details of his biggest successes and failures, New York Times bestselling journalist Richard Miniter investigates the secret world of the West Wing and the combative personalities that shape world events. Based on exclusive interviews, inside sources, and never-before-published material, Leading from Behind...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2012

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Souza, Pete

Summary: During Barack Obama's two terms, Pete Souza was with the President during more crucial moments than anyone else--and he photographed them all. Souza captured nearly two million photographs of President Obama, in moments highly classified and disarmingly candid. Obama: An Intimate Portrait reproduces more than 300 of Souza's most iconic photographs with fine-art print quality in an oversize...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2017

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Mann, Jim

Summary: An analysis of the events, ideas, and conflicts that have defined the Obama administration's foreign policy explores the struggles to enact coherent and effective policies at a time of global turmoil.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.932 MAN

Maraniss, David.

Summary: Based on hundreds of interviews and documents, this book chronicles the forces that shaped the first black president of the United States and explains why he thinks and acts as he does.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2012

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Carter, Stephen L.

Summary: Presents an analysis of Barack Obama's views on war and the military in the first two years of his presidency, discussing his evolution from being a peace candidate to being a president conducting two wars and how this change affects national security and the nation's future.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beast Books 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.932 CAR

Dyson, Michael Eric

Summary: Michael Eric Dyson delivers a provocative exploration of the politics of race and the Obama presidency. Barack Obama's presidency unfolded against the national traumas of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, and Walter Scott. The nation's first African American president was careful to give few major race speeches, yet he faced criticism from all sides, including from African Americans....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

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Hughey, Matthew W. (Matthew Windust)

Summary: "On November 5, 2008, the nation awoke to a New York Times headline that read triumphantly: "OBAMA. Racial Barrier Falls in Heavy Turnout." But new events quickly muted the exuberant declarations of a postracial era in America: from claims that Obama was born in Kenya and that he is not a true American, to depictions of Obama as a "Lyin African" and conservative cartoons that showed the new...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2014

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Souza, Pete

Summary: As Chief Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza spent more time alongside President Barack Obama than almost anyone else. His years photographing the President gave him an intimate behind-the-scenes view of the unique gravity of the Office of the Presidency -- and the tremendous responsibility that comes with it. His latest collection is a portrait in Presidential contrasts, telling the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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Chollet, Derek H.

Summary: "Describes how President Obama has changed and improved the course of American foreign policy through the way he approached difficult global challenges including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, turbulence in Syria and the rise of ISIS,"--NoveList.

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Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327 CHO

Edwards, Roberta.

Summary: Highlights the life and accomplishments of the Harvard Law School graduate, legislator, and civil rights lawyer who became the forty-fourth president of the United States.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 OBA

Wilson, John K.

Summary: Explores the ideas that Illinois senator Barack Obama has about race, religion, and politics and discusses how he has been received as a presidential candidate by the far right, the far left, the media, and everyday Americans.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Paradigm 2008

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Jacobs, Sally H.

Summary: "Barack Obama, father of the American president, was part of Africa's "independence generation" and in 1959 it seemed his star would shine brightly. He came to the U.S. from Kenya and was given a university scholarship. While in Hawaii, he met Ann Dunham in 1961, and his son Barack was born. He left his young family to gain a master's degree from Harvard. After that, Obama's life became...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2011

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Summary: Depicts people's opinions and thoughts worldwide on Election Day, 2008, when Barack Obama was elected president. All segments were filmed between 8:00 a.m. EST on November 4, 2008 and 4:00 a.m. EST on November 5, 2008, and were filmed by friends of the producer and submitted to him for editing / compilation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Bev Pictures 2010

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF ELE

Alter, Jonathan.

Summary: 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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2010

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Baker, Peter

Summary: Peter Baker's authoritative history of the Obama presidency is the first complete account that will stand the test of time. Baker takes the measure of Obama's achievements and disappointments in office and brings into focus the real legacy of the man who, as he described himself, "doesn't look like all the presidents on the dollar bills."

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Publisher / Publication Date: The New York Times 2017

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2 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 921 OBAMA, BARACK BAK

D'Antonio, Michael

Summary: Recounts the accomplishments of President Obama during his eight years in office, considering his major successes and how he was able to govern while facing both racial hostility and unrealistic expectations. "Barack Obama was once an unlikely candidate, but his successful campaign for the White House made him a worldwide sensation and a transformative figure even before he was inaugurated....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.931 DAN

Dyson, Michael Eric.

Summary: Dyson offers a provocative exploration into the meaning of America's first black presidency, and an analysis of how race and blackness shape our understanding of Barack Obama's achievements and failures, and America's racial future.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

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Klein, Aaron.

Summary: Outline blueprints for President Obama's second term in office, contending that he is preparing a New Deal-style overhaul that will establish government control over the economy and a government-run jobs program based on paycheck fairness.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: WND Books 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.932 KLE

Mastromonaco, Alyssa

Summary: "If your funny older sister were the former deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama, her behind-the-scenes political memoir would look something like this. WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA? is an intimate and admiring portrait of a president, a candid book of advice for young women, and a promising debut from a savvy political star"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve 2017

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Mattern, Joanne

Summary: A biography of Barack Obama for early readers.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2013

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Pfeiffer, Dan

Summary: The former White House director of communications explores how politics, the media, and the Internet changed during the Obama administration and how Democrats can fight back in the Trump era.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.932 PFE

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Alter, Jonathan.

Summary: A narrative thriller about the battle royale surrounding Barack Obama's quest for a second term amid widespread joblessness and one of the most poisonous political climates in American history.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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