To Obama

To Obama: A People's History

History , American History
Paperback Published on: 04/04/2019
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Synopsis

One of the most important politics books of the year, To Obama is a record of a time when politics intersected with empathy.‘The real story of Obama’s America’ Sunday Times

Every day, President Obama received ten thousand letters from ordinary American citizens. Every night, he read ten of them before going to bed.

In To Obama, Jeanne Marie Laskas interviews President Obama, the letter-writers themselves and the White House staff in the Office of Presidential Correspondence who were witness to the millions of pleas, rants, thank-yous and apologies that landed in the mailroom during the Obama years. At once desperate, joyful, hateful and despairing, they form an intimate portrait of one man’s relationship with the American people, and of a time when empathy intersected with politics in the White House.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
  • ISBN: 9781408894507
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 342g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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To Obama
Riveting and thought-provoking
Anyone could think that a book of letters would be boring, but this is no ordinary book of letters. Here is a treasure-trove of emails, notes, and missives... READ MORE
Heather
To Obama
Emotional and optimistic
You know that saying about the right book finding you at the right time? This was the right book for me today. I’ve had it waiting in my review list for ag... READ MORE
Megan Humphrey