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Description - An American Story by David Olive

Barack Obama, junior senator from Illinois, first captured America's attention with his keynote address to the Democratic National Convention in 2004. President Obama's superb and captivating oratory style has earned him comparisons to John F. Kennedy and even Martin Luther King - and on the campaign trail Obama has achieved near rock-star status. Obama speaks on themes of race, identity, community, and above all, his hoped-for vision of a New America. His legions of supporters gravitate towards his unblemished idealism. Still, as David Olive writes, "even the most ardent supporters of Barack Obama ... might wonder at times if the mesmerizing orator is more style than substance." Here, interspersed with the entire text of Obama's key speeches, Olive explores the controversies: Obama shedding his American flag lapel pin, Reverend Wright, his antiwar stance, his strong Christian faith, and his often racially charged remarks - and the victories: passage for more than 280 bills in his last two years in the Illinois state senate, his actions towards social justice, and his remarkable rise from underdog to President of the United States.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781550228649
ISBN-10: 1550228641
Format: Paperback
(202mm x 139mm x mm)
Pages: 355
Imprint: ECW Press,Canada
Publisher: ECW Press,Canada
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - David Olive

David Olive is the author of 10 previous books, including "More Political Babble: The Dumbest Things Politicians Ever Said," and an award-winning journalist whose business articles, news reporting, and reviews have been published widely. Currently a busin

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