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The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama, Remnick David



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Автор: Remnick David
Название:  The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Классификация:
ISBN: 0307734323
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307734327
ISBN: 0-307-73432-3
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-0-307-73432-7
Обложка/Формат: Compact Disc
Вес: 0.521 кг.
Дата издания: 30.04.2010
Язык: English
Размер: 14.99 x 12.95 x 5.59 cm
Поставляется из: США
Описание: No story has been more central to Americas history this century than the rise of Barack Obama, and until now, no journalist or historian has written a book that fully investigates the circumstances and experiences of Obamas life or explores the ambition behind his rise. Those familiar with Obamas own best-selling memoir or his campaign speeches know the touchstones and details that he chooses to emphasize, but now--from a writer whose gift for illuminating the historical significance of unfolding events is without peer--we have a portrait, at once masterly and fresh, nuanced and unexpected, of a young man in search of himself, and of a rising politician determined to become the first African-American president.
The Bridge offers the most complete account yet of Obamas tragic father, a brilliant economist who abandoned his family and ended his life as a beaten man; of his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, who had a child as a teenager and then built her career as an anthropologist living and studying in Indonesia; and of the succession of elite institutions that first exposed Obama to the social tensions and intellectual currents that would force him to imagine and fashion an identity for himself. Through extensive on-the-record interviews with friends and teachers, mentors and disparagers, family members and Obama himself, David Remnick allows us to see how a rootless, unaccomplished, and confused young man created himself first as a community organizer in Chicago, an experience that would not only shape his urge to work in politics but give him a home and a community, and that would propel him to Harvard Law School, where his sense of a greater mission emerged.
Deftly setting Obamas political career against the galvanizing intersection of race and politics in Chicagos history, Remnick shows us how that citys complex racial legacy would make Obamas forays into politics a source of controversy and bare-knuckle tactics: his clashes with older black politicians in the Illinois State Senate, his disastrous decision to challenge the former Black Panther Bobby Rush for Congress in 2000, the sex scandals that would decimate his more experienced opponents in the 2004 Senate race, and the story--from both sides--of his confrontation with his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright. By looking at Obamas political rise through the prism of our racial history, Remnick gives us the conflicting agendas of black politicians: the dilemmas of men like Jesse Jackson, John Lewis, and Joseph Lowery, heroes of the civil rights movement, who are forced to reassess old loyalties and understand the priorities of a new generation of African-American leaders.
The Bridge revisits the American drama of race, from slavery to civil rights, and makes clear how Obamas quest is not just his own but is emblematic of a nation where destiny is defined by individuals keen to imagine a future that is different from the reality of their current lives.

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The Bridge:Life & Rise of Barack Obama HB

Автор: Remnick, David
Название: The Bridge:Life & Rise of Barack Obama HB
ISBN: 0330509942 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330509947
Издательство: Pan Macmillan
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Цена: 1940 р.
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Автор: Remnick, David
Название: Secret Ingredients
ISBN: 0739354353 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780739354353
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 2048 р.
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The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama

Автор: Remnick David
Название: The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama
ISBN: 1400043603 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400043606
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1294 р.
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Описание: No story has been more central to America's history this century than the rise of Barack Obama, and until now, no journalist or historian has written a book that fully investigates the circumstances and experiences of Obama's life or explores the ambition behind his rise. Those familiar with Obama's own best-selling memoir or his campaign speeches know the touchstones and details that he chooses to emphasize, but now--from a writer whose gift for illuminating the historical significance of unfolding events is without peer--we have a portrait, at once masterly and fresh, nuanced and unexpected, of a young man in search of himself, and of a rising politician determined to become the first African-American president.
"The Bridge" offers the most complete account yet of Obama's tragic father, a brilliant economist who abandoned his family and ended his life as a beaten man; of his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, who had a child as a teenager and then built her career as an anthropologist living and studying in Indonesia; and of the succession of elite institutions that first exposed Obama to the social tensions and intellectual currents that would force him to imagine and fashion an identity for himself. Through extensive on-the-record interviews with friends and teachers, mentors and disparagers, family members and Obama himself, David Remnick allows us to see how a rootless, unaccomplished, and confused young man created himself first as a community organizer in Chicago, an experience that would not only shape his urge to work in politics but give him a home and a community, and that would propel him to Harvard Law School, where his sense of a greater mission emerged.
Deftly setting Obama's political career against the galvanizing intersection of race and politics in Chicago's history, Remnick shows us how that city's complex racial legacy would make Obama's forays into politics a source of controversy and bare-knuckle tactics: his clashes with older black politicians in the Illinois State Senate, his disastrous decision to challenge the former Black Panther Bobby Rush for Congress in 2000, the sex scandals that would decimate his more experienced opponents in the 2004 Senate race, and the story--from both sides--of his confrontation with his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright. By looking at Obama's political rise through the prism of our racial history, Remnick gives us the conflicting agendas of black politicians: the dilemmas of men like Jesse Jackson, John Lewis, and Joseph Lowery, heroes of the civil rights movement, who are forced to reassess old loyalties and understand the priorities of a new generation of African-American leaders.
"The Bridge" revisits the American drama of race, from slavery to civil rights, and makes clear how Obama's quest is not just his own but is emblematic of a nation where destiny is defined by individuals keen to imagine a future that is different from the reality of their current lives.

King of the World

Автор: David Remnick
Название: King of the World
ISBN: 1447289552 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781447289555
Издательство: Pan Macmillan
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Цена: 969 р.
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Описание: "Astute, double-hearted, irresistible. He is so completely in charge of his craft that it becomes an art" (Toni Morrison, author of Beloved)

The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama

Автор: Remnick David
Название: The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama
ISBN: 037570230X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375702303
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1231 р.
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Описание:

In this nuanced and complex portrait of Barack Obama, Pulitzer Prize-winner David Remnick offers a thorough, intricate, and riveting account of the unique experiences that shaped our nation's first African American president.
Through extensive on-the-record interviews with friends and teachers, mentors and disparagers, family members and Obama himself, Remnick explores the elite institutions that first exposed Obama to social tensions, and the intellectual currents that contributed to his identity. Using America's racial history as a backdrop for Obama's own story, Remnick further reveals how an initially rootless and confused young man built on the experiences of an earlier generation of black leaders to become one of the central figures of our time.
Masterfully written and eminently readable, "The Bridge" is destined to be a lasting and illuminating work for years to come, by a writer with an unparalleled gift for revealing the historical significance of our present moment.

The Only Game in Town: Sportswriting from the New Yorker

Автор: Remnick David
Название: The Only Game in Town: Sportswriting from the New Yorker
ISBN: 1400068029 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400068029
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 2051 р.
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Disquiet, Please!: More Humor Writing from the New Yorker

Автор: Finder Henry, Remnick David
Название: Disquiet, Please!: More Humor Writing from the New Yorker
ISBN: 0812979974 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812979978
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1231 р.
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Reporting

Автор: Remnick David
Название: Reporting
ISBN: 0330443984 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330443982
Издательство: Pan Macmillan
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Цена: 1842 р.
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Описание: Discusses the patient journey, from initial prevention through the critical period to rehabilitation or palliative care. This book provides a basic grounding in the underlying pathophysiology of the disease and an understanding of available treatments. It is useful for those new to cardiac care. Contains David Remnick`s writings. This book covers topics such as the Sopranos; about Solzhenitsyn returning to Russia after nearly 20 years in exile, about Vaclav Havel stepping down after 13 years as the president of Czechoslovakia; on the reign of Vladimir Putin, on the failure of democracy in Mubarak`s Egypt; and on Katharine Graham.

Devil Problem. The

Автор: Remnick D
Название: Devil Problem. The
ISBN: 0679777520 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780679777526
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1026 р.
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Описание: Essays cover politics, politicians, religion, modern society, professional sports, and writers.

Wonderful Town

Автор: Remnick, David
Название: Wonderful Town
ISBN: 0375409556 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375409554
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 2526 р.
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Disquiet, please!

Автор: Remnick, David Finder, Henry
Название: Disquiet, please!
ISBN: 1400068010 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400068012
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Цена: 1790 р.
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Описание: More Humor Writing from The New Yorker. A collection of the most illustrious literary humorists in the modern era including Groucho Marx, Woody Allen, Steve Martin, Dorothy Parker, and Garrison Keillor - from the editors of the New Yorker Magazine.

Secret Ingredients

Автор: Remnick, David
Название: Secret Ingredients
ISBN: 081297641X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812976410
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Цена: 1504 р.
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Описание: A sample of the menu: Woody Allen on dieting the Dostoevski way - Roger Angell on the art of the martini - Don DeLillo on Jell-O - Malcolm Gladwell on building a better ketchup - Jane Kramer on the writer's kitchen - Chang-rae Lee on eating sea urchin - Steve Martin on menu mores - Alice McDermott on sex and ice cream - Dorothy Parker on dinner conversation - S. J. Perelman on a hollandaise assassin - Calvin Trillin on New York's best bagel

In this indispensable collection, The New Yorker dishes up a feast of delicious writing-food and drink memoirs, short stories, tell-alls, and poems, seasoned with a generous dash of cartoons. M.F.K. Fisher pays homage to "cookery witches," those mysterious cooks who possess "an uncanny power over food," and Adam Gopnik asks if French cuisine is done for. There is Roald Dahl's famous story "Taste," in which a wine snob's palate comes in for some unwelcome scrutiny, and Julian Barnes's ingenious tale of a lifelong gourmand who goes on a very peculiar diet. Whether you're in the mood for snacking on humor pieces and cartoons or for savoring classic profiles of great chefs and great eaters, these offerings, from every age of The New Yorker's fabled eighty-year history, are sure to satisfy every taste.


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