A pocket biography of Barack Obama. It chronicles his political rise, and examines his relationship with race and his role in history. It also includes a transcript of Obama's famous 'A More Perfect Union' speech on race in America.
Offers a interpretive synthesis filled with intriguing insights into the presidency's evolution during America's rise to global prominence. This title traces the decline of the party system, the increasing importance of the media and its role in creating the president-as-celebrity, and the growth of the White House staff and executive bureaucracy.
Evokes the internecine conflicts, the untrammelled egos, and the struggles for dominance among the key figures in the White House, the State department, and the military in the post-Soviet period. This book shows how the Vietnam war has shaped American politics and policy makers.