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ERIC Number: EJ849985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul-9
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
The Obama Books Boom
Roach, Ronald
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v26 n11 p14-16 Jul 2009
As Barack Obama's rise to power inspires a flood of books, scholars hope the publishing trend will yield serious analysis. Barack Obama's rise from Illinois politics to the U.S. presidency has inspired authors to produce a flood of books chronicling the 44th commander in chief's life story and political career. Obama's political odyssey invites both celebration and intense scrutiny given his historic success in becoming the first Black man to win the U.S. presidency. Overcoming doubts about his experience level and raising unprecedented amounts of campaign money during the 2008 race, the former Illinois state senator and University of Chicago constitutional law lecturer prevailed over a field of seasoned political opponents by casting himself as the much-needed change agent in a quest to renew American politics. Barely into his first term, books explaining Obama's unconventional path to the White House have been hitting the bookstores and making their way into political science classes on college and university campuses. Some notable books written about President Obama are described.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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