Non­fic­tion

Oba­ma: An Oral History

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March 29, 2018

Oba­ma: An Oral His­to­ry, by Bri­an Abrams (Lit­tle A), is the first ever com­pre­hen­sive oral his­to­ry of Pres­i­dent Obama’s White House, an immer­sive chronol­o­gy of the pol­i­tics and gov­ern­ing behind a land­mark Amer­i­can presidency.

For this can­did oral his­to­ry of a near-decade in Wash­ing­ton, author Bri­an Abrams obtained unprece­dent­ed access to Oba­ma­world, includ­ing aides and advis­ers in the president’s admin­is­tra­tion and cam­paigns as well as sev­er­al elect­ed mem­bers of Con­gress, both Demo­c­ra­t­ic and Repub­li­can. These behind-the-scenes sto­ries illu­mi­nate the machi­na­tions of an era through more than one hun­dred exclu­sive inter­views with senior staffers like Jon Favreau, David Axel­rod, Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jar­rett, and David Plouffe; cab­i­net mem­bers such as Leon Panet­ta, Jack Lew, and Arne Dun­can, and key law­mak­ers which include Bar­ney Frank, Chris Dodd, Joe Lieber­man, Scott Brown, and Bar­bara Box­er, among many oth­ers (a full list of inter­vie­wees is avail­able by request).

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