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The Obamas by [Kantor, Jodi]
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"'The strengths and challenges of our marriage don't change because we move to a different address,' Michelle Obama told Jodi Kantor early on. How though did those strengths and challenges evolve in the White House? What did they signal to the rest of the country and, how did they shape policy? An intimate, arresting view of a formidable couple and, especially, of a transformative First Lady, one who may have taught us more than we yet realize."
Stacy Schiff, author of The Witches


"A meticulous reporter, Kantor is attuned to the nuance of small gestures, the import of unspoken truths. She knows that every strong marriage, including the one now in the White House, has its complexities and disappointments. Kantor also--and this is a key--has a high regard for women, which is why hers is the first book about the Obama presidency to give Michelle Obama her due. In the process we learn a great deal about the talented and introverted loner who married her, and how his wife has influenced him as a president...Kantor retires wooden stereotypes of the political wife as prop or a problem and instead explores what it means to be a modern first lady, one with her own opinions and an expectation that she will be heard."
Connie Schultz, New York Times


"The Obamas is among the very best books on this White House. It's a serious, thoughtful book on the modern presidency in general."
Ezra Klein


"Energetically reported.... Kantor nails her story.... We political gluttons will lick the spoon clean."
David Remnick, The New Yorker


"A portrait of a remarkable marriage.... Kantor's writing is insightful and evocative, rich with detail...[and her] reporting rings true--and considering the administration's insistence on presenting a unified front, it is a considerable achievement."
Kerry Luft, Chicago Tribune

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Illuminating ... For those who wonder how they do it - here's how -- Amanda Foreman Lurid and irresistable -- David Remnick The New Yorker This book is one of the first to give us a sense what the reasons were for the stumbles, the drift, the malaise that many of his own supporters believe has hung over Barack Obama since the day he came to power -- Justin Webb The Observer In lesser hands The Obamas would be an act of astonishing overreach, but Ms. Kantor has earned the voice of authority. A meticulous reporter, Ms. Kantor is attuned to the nuance of small gestures, the import of unspoken truths. The Obamas is full of gossipy tidbits that fuel a narrative about their marriage and how it has shaped the presidency -- Connie Schultz The New York Times Jodi Kantor's book, The Obamas: A Mission, A Marriage, is a stylish examination of the complexities and tensions within the presidential marriage Evening Standard Laboriously researched and thoughtfully written...Kantor digs for detail and strikes gold -- Giles Whitell The Times Kantor interviewed some 200 aides and officials, friends and relatives to give us the fullest picture of this presidency yet -- Kate Figes The Telegraph Kantor reveals the conflict between maintaining a public and private life, and the overwhelming sense of confinement inside the White House -- Christina Lamb Sunday Times

Product details

  • File Size: 6897 KB
  • Print Length: 345 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1846145678
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition (January 10, 2012)
  • Publication Date: January 10, 2012
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004QX0778
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #398,099 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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