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As long and exhausting as the campaign
on July 15, 2010
I was very eager to read this book about the process of Barack Obama being elected President. There had been alot going on behind the scenes of the campaign that I wanted to know about.
While I knew a fair amount about Obama's early life, I did find it interesting to read more about his experiences in Hawaii and Indonesia and especially at Occidental College. That is an aspect that is not reported on much.
However, once we got into the real meat of the book, I found it exceedingly tedious. There was a multiple paged book review of Dreams of my Father, where a short synopsis would have sufficed. Speeches were quoted in length. Background information on people such as Mayor Daley and other local politicians was way more than you needed to know.
Finally, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. i am on the chapter On to the White House. I feel like I have been reading this for 18 month now. It does not go fast and at times things get so complicated that I can see where the readers attention can easily be lost.
It is okay, but not the best book on the subject.