Barack Obama in Hawaii and Indonesia: The Making of a Global President
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Hardcover: 276 pages
Publisher: Praeger (September 22, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1.4 inches
Book Reviewed by Kam Williams
"This book is about Obama's narrative truth--his cultural upbringing, narrative psychology, and transformative leadership. We will examine Obama's cultural pathway through the life cycle and examine how he resolved the various developmental and psychosocial challenges he confronted...
Why is Obama's upbringing in Hawaii and Indonesia relevant for America at this turning point in history? Is there indeed a connection between the personal and the political? I find that there is a remarkable degree of confluence between Obama's biography and the challenges America faces today"
--Excerpted from the Prologue (pg. xxv) & Chapter 1 (pg. 23)
Barack Obama's historic run for the presidency spawned a cottage industry of books about him and the First Lady, with several even being published well before the inauguration. Most of the early offerings were merely take-the-money-and-run rip-offs, which is why this critic suggested that theose impatient for a keepsake consider waiting for someone to come up with a worthwhile biography likely to stand the test of time.