Capturing President Obama's Rise To Prominence

A new book offers an inside look at President Obama's meteoric rise to political power, as well as the more intimate aspects of his family life.

NPR's Allison Samuels speaks with Patrik Henry Bass, senior editor for Essence magazine and editor of the book, The Obamas: Portrait of America's New First Family.

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