The promise : President Obama, year one / Jonathan Alter

Author(s): Alter, Jonathan
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Subjects: Presidents--United States--Biography
United States--Politics and government--2009-
Obama, Barack
Obama, Barack--Friends and associates
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
Published: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2010
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: xviii, 458 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Author's Note
Preface
Prologue 1
1. Obama Takes Charge 3
2. White House-in-Waiting 15
3. Grant Park 34
4. The Cabinet Maker 45
5. Picking Hillary 67
6. Instant President 77
7. Historic Inauguration 100
8. Sea Legs 110
9. Zen Temperament 138
10. Rahmbo 159
11. The Shovel Brigade 173
12. Larry and Tim 189
13. The Un-Bubba 209
14. Global Reset 224
15. Tyrannosaurus Rx 244
16. Professor-in-Chief 267
17. Off-hours 291
18. The Skinny Guy and the Fat Cats 309
19. Modus Obama 325
20. "Don't Blow It!" 347
21. Chaos-istan 363
22. The Perfect and the Good 395
Epilogue 423
Acknowledgments 435
Note on Sources 439
Notes 441
Index 447
Notes: LCCN: 2010020438
ISBN: 9781439101193
ISBN: 1439101191
ISBN: 9781439154083 (ebook)
ISBN: 1439154082 (ebook)
ISBN: 9781439101209
ISBN: 1439101205
Includes bibliographical references (p. [441]-446) and index
Contents: Obama takes charge -- White House-in-waiting -- Grant Park -- The cabinet maker -- Picking Hillary -- Instant president -- Historic inauguration -- Sea legs -- Zen temperament -- Rahmbo -- The shovel brigade -- Larry and Tim -- The un-Bubba -- Global reset -- Tyrannosaurus Rx -- Professor-in-chief -- Off-hours -- The skinny guy and the fat cats -- Modus Obama -- "Don't blow it!" -- Chaos-istan -- The perfect and the good -- Epilogue
Summary: Jonathan Alter, one of the country's most respected journalists and historians, uses his unique access to the White House to produce the first inside look at Obama's difficult debut. In Alter's telling, the real Obama is an authentic, demanding, unsentimental, and sometimes overconfident leader
OCLC Number: 517275024
ISBN/ISSN: 9781439101193
1439101191
9781439154083
1439154082
9781439101209
1439101205