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The First: President Barack Obama's Road to the White House as Originally Reported by Roland S. Martin Paperback – January 31, 2010


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 372 pages
  • Publisher: Third World Press; 1 edition (January 31, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0883783169
  • ISBN-13: 978-0883783160
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,035,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Roland S. Martin is one of the most recognized black journalists in American Media. He is a CNN

analyst, a senior analyst for the Tom Joyner Morning Show, and the host of TV One Network’s

Washington Watch With Roland.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lora Sam on May 11, 2011
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I totally enjoyed this book! The fact that it's in chronological order was perfect, b/c it took me through interviews/events I was familiar with, & some I wasn't, so I appreciated that; and of course, side comments by Roland that I found amusing.
I read the only review on the book, & I want to say, shame on Amazon for allowing a post by a person that did not read the book.
I would recommend it, b/c it gave me history on one, if not the best campaign ever! I can have my granddaughter read it when she grows up, as she recognized then Sen Barack Obama during the campaign.
And oh! Mr. Martin, I hope you write Part II on the upcoming elections -2012.
Then again, when Michelle Obama runs for the Presidency.
I'm not worried about the naysayers: "He that is unjust, let him be unjust still"
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Troy Johnson on February 21, 2013
If you're interested in revisiting the 2008 Presidential campaign from the perspective of an African-American journalist afforded access to candidate Barack Obama, then this coffee table keepsake was undoubtedly designed with you in mind. For, between December of 2006 and Election Day a couple years later, Roland Martin filed hundreds of reports, in his capacity as a political correspondent for the CNN and TV-One Networks, as a radio talk show host, and as a nationally-syndicated columnist.

What is likely to make this opus fairly absorbing for the average history buff is the fact that these real-time entries accurately reflect the pulse of the country at each moment of the campaign, as the political sands shifted back and forth beneath the feet of the pivotal players.

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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Navy Bean on January 4, 2013
This is a riveting tale of BHO's ascension into the White House. Spectacularly told by one of my favorite overweight authors, Roland S. Martin. BTW, the "S" does not stand for "Salad" if you hear what I am saying.

FULL DISCLOSURE: I'm the co-founder of the advocacy group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Overweight Authors (PETOVA), so it'll come as no surprise that I'm a firm believer that any book written by someone with the BMI of a Roland S. Martin is going to out-write someone who has a healthy relationship with cheese.

You'll read an delightful and exciting tale of how BHO made history and captured the world's imagination. And to Carol in my book group, this book has nothing to do about Roland S. Martin's search for his original chin.

Great read.
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3 of 30 people found the following review helpful By K. GROENHAGEN on May 2, 2010
After seeing Martin on CNN, I doubt that he would have anything intelligent to say in a book. Judging from the cover, it appears that the only larger than Martin's waistline is his ego.
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