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Renegade : the making of a president / Richard Wolffe.

By: Wolffe, Richard, 1968-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Virgin Books, , c2009Edition: First edition.Description: 356 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780753519783 (pbk); 075351978X (pbk).Subject(s): Obama, Barack | United States. Congress. Senate -- Biography | Political campaigns -- United States -- History -- 21st century | Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 2008 | Presidents -- United States -- Biography | Legislators -- United States -- Biography | United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-DDC classification: 973.932092 | B
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Barack Obama himself told veteran political reporter Richard Wolffe, 'You'll get more access than anyone else', and Renegade is his unique story of how a political newcomer with no money and an outsider's name grew into the world's most powerful leader. But it is also a uniquely intimate portrait of the person behind the iconic posters, the man codenamed 'Renegade' by the Secret Service when protecting him. Wolffe portrays an historic candidate and his - until now - inscrutable character and campaign in untold, stunning detail, from his university lecturer's office in Iowa to the Oval Office in Washington. With unprecedented access, gained over a dozen exclusive interviews with Obama, Wolffe shares with us his front row seat. We fly on the candidate's plane and ride in his bus on an odyssey across a country in crisis; we stand next to him at a bar on the night he secures the nomination; and feel the tension backstage as he delivers his convention speech to a stadium crowd and a transfixed TV audienc

"Based on exclusive interviews with Barack Obama"-- Cover.

Includes index.

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