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Barack Obama

The Story

by David Maraniss

Paperback, 641 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $18 |

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The Story
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David Maraniss

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of They Marched Into Sunlight draws on hundreds of interviews and written sources to present a richly textured account of the 44th president and the forces that shaped his character and beliefs, tracing the experiences of family members before his birth through his entry into politics.

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3 weeks on NPR Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List

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True Originals: Biographies That Defy Expectations
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A new biography of President Obama provides a rare glimpse of him as a young adult. In Barack Obama: The Story, journalist David Maraniss chronicles the president's "classic search for home." AP hide caption

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A Future President Finds Himself In New Obama Bio
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