xviii, 458 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
9781439101193 1439101191 9781439154083 ebook 1439154082 ebook 9781439101209 1439101205
Jonathan Alter, one of the country's most respected journalists and historians, uses his unique access to the White House to produce the first inside look at Obama's difficult debut. In Alter's telling, the real Obama is an authentic, demanding, unsentimental, and sometimes overconfident leader.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Obama takes charge White House-in-waiting Grant Park The cabinet maker Picking Hillary Instant president Historic inauguration Sea legs Zen temperament Rahmbo The shovel brigade Larry and Tim The un-Bubba Global reset Tyrannosaurus Rx Professor-in-chief Off-hours The skinny guy and the fat cats Modus Obama "Don't blow it!" Chaos-istan The perfect and the good Epilogue.