Obama: The Call of History

Obama: The Call of History

by Peter Baker
Obama: The Call of History

Obama: The Call of History

by Peter Baker


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Nominated for a 2017 NAACP Image Award: Best Biography or Memoir

Peter Baker’s authoritative history of the Obama presidency is the first complete account that will stand the test of time. Baker takes the measure of Obama’s achievements and disappointments in office and brings into focus the real legacy of the man who, as he described himself, “doesn’t look like all the presidents on the dollar bills.”

With vivid color photographs by New York Times photographers and others of the events, major and minor, public and behind-the scenes, that defined Barack Obama’s eight years in office, Obama: The Call of History is a portrait in full of America’s first African-American president against the background of these tumultuous times.

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ISBN-13: 9780935112900
Publisher: New York Times/Callaway
Publication date: 06/27/2017
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,093,424
Product dimensions: 9.70(w) x 11.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

As chief White House correspondent for the New York Times, Peter Baker covered the Obama presidency since its inception. He is the author of Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House, named one of the five best nonfiction books of 2013 by the New York Times Book Review and a Notable Book of the Year by the WashingtonPost; as well as The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton; and, with his wife, Susan Glasser, Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin’s Russia and the End of Revolution.

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