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Barack Obama: The Story

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13 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

I am ashamed to be a republican this election year

Ive read this nearly 3 times. Romney is too much of a weasel and how many times has he already been bought out to make sure corporations get even More money?

posted by 269442 on June 27, 2012

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12 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

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OK! I only read the first couple of chapters, but that was enough to cause me to put this one back on the shelf. This book appears to be, as some have said, well written and well-researched. But, if there is no sensible reason that a book should be written in the first ...
OK! I only read the first couple of chapters, but that was enough to cause me to put this one back on the shelf. This book appears to be, as some have said, well written and well-researched. But, if there is no sensible reason that a book should be written in the first place, what difference does that make? And this book mostly poses the question, "Why would somebody waste time writing (or reading) this stuff?" Many have claimed that this book puts the lie to a great many claims and stories found in President Obama's autobiography "Dreams From My Father." That may be true. I read "Dreams From My Father" when Mr. Obama first appeared on the national scene. I found it to contain personal admissions that I, frankly, found simply apalling coming from one who presumes to the office of President of the Unitd States. I have also become so accustomed (One might say "hardened.") to the President's serial and flagrant self-serving prevarications, that I find no particular reason to indulge in further documentation of those included in his memoir. Furthermore, Mr. Maraniss has come vigorously to the President's defense on this issue, claiming that accuracy and truth really has no bearing on the merits of an autobiography, which should be free to shape, mold, and distort objective facts in order to illustrate the sense of the "journey" of a life. Say what? Perhaps he would like to explain how distortions and lies illustrate the truth of a person! In the end, this is another entry into the long and growing list of "Rock Star" biographies that fawn on their subjects even as they reveal character traits that would appall anyone but the doting voyeurs who thrive on the fainting adulation of celebrities.

posted by Iulievich on July 10, 2012

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