Ten letters : the stories Americans tell their President / Eli Saslow

Author(s): Saslow, Eli
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Subjects: Obama, Barack--Correspondence
United States--Politics and government--2009-
United States--Economic conditions--2009-
United States--Social conditions--21st century
Electronic books
Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : Doubleday, c2011
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: 287 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: ch. 1 . "I lost my job, my health benefits and my self worth in a matter of 5 days." 1
ch. 2 . "My own path to the presidency was met with many challenges." 31
ch. 3 . "Thank you from my son, Doug, a lieutenant serving in Afghanistan." 57
ch. 4 . "I simply can no longer afford to pay for my health care costs!!" 85
ch. 5 . "Stop and listen to all the American people!" 119
ch. 6 . "I don't feel like I belong here anymore." 141
ch. 7 . "The Gulf of Mexico has bled a black blood for too many days." 169
ch. 8 . "Nobody is getting the same education." 193
ch. 9 . "I was bullyed in high school and seriously contemplated suicide." 223
ch. 10 . "We have lived on the street for 3 days." 249
Epilogue 273
Author's Note 283
Alternate Titles: Print version: Saslow, Eli. Ten letters : the stories Americans tell their president. (DLC) 2011013838 (OCoLC)699763907 New York : Doubleday, 2011 9780385534307
Notes: LCCN: 2011013838
ISBN: 9780385534307 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0385534302 (hardcover)
ISBN: 9780385534314
ISBN: 0385534310
Summary: Documents the experiences of ten ordinary citizens who have shared their ambitions and struggles in letters written to President Obama, tracing how Obama personally responded and the ways in which the letters reflect American endurance and optimism
OCLC Number: 699763907
ISBN/ISSN: 9780385534307