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The Obamas: a true story

The Obamas: a true story

Kantor, Jodi, 1975-

In 'The Obamas', Jodi Kantor takes us deep inside the White House as they grapple with their new roles, change the country, raise children, maintain friendships, and figure out what it means to be President and First Lady

Book. English.
Published London: Penguin, 2012
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Author: Jodi Kantor
ISBN: 0241958180, 9780241958186
Note: Originally published: U.S.: Little, Brown; London: Allen Lane.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xii, 365 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Obama, Barack.; Presidents' spouses United States Biography.; Obama, Barack Marriage.; Obama, Michelle, 1964-; Presidents United States Biography.; Obama, Michelle, 1964- Marriage.


Illuminating ... For those who wonder how they do it - here's how||Lurid and irresistable
The New Yorker||This book is one of the first to give us a sense what the reasons were for the stumbles, the drift, the malaise that many of his own supporters believe has hung over Barack Obama since the day he came to power
The Observer||In lesser hands The Obamas would be an act of astonishing overreach, but Ms. Kantor has earned the voice of authority. A meticulous reporter, Ms. Kantor is attuned to the nuance of small gestures, the import of unspoken truths. The Obamas is full of gossipy tidbits that fuel a narrative about their marriage and how it has shaped the presidency
The New York Times||Jodi Kantor's book, The Obamas: A Mission, A Marriage, is a stylish examination of the complexities and tensions within the presidential marriage
Evening Standard||Laboriously researched and thoughtfully written...Kantor digs for detail and strikes gold
The Times||Kantor interviewed some 200 aides and officials, friends and relatives to give us the fullest picture of this presidency yet
The Telegraph||Kantor reveals the conflict between maintaining a public and private life, and the overwhelming sense of confinement inside the White House
Sunday Times||When you're president and first lady of the United States of America, the personal is the political...That is as it should be. That is what actually happens in the White House. And Kantor's book is one of the best portraits yet of the arguments in this particular White House
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