The Making of a Myth
Hardback 662pp Illustrated
9781848872790   Product Code: 97228
Few US presidents have been elected with such hopes, to be confronted with such harsh realities in office, as Barack Obama. Drawing on unpublished letters and diaries, Pulitzer prizewinner David Maraniss charts Obama's journey from his childhood in Hawaii as the son of a Kenyan father and a Texan mother, via Chicago, to Harvard. Authoritative, rounded and sympathetic, this groundbreaking biography demonstrates how a young man's quest for his identity as an African-American shaped his vision for the United States.