• by David Mendell
  • Narrated by Dion Graham
  • 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Here is the biography of America's hottest political superstar, Barack Obama, from a journalist who has been covering Obama's career since his successful run for the U.S. Senate.Barack Obama's meteoric rise is the stuff of legend. Since his headline-grabbing speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2004, Obama has come to represent the promise of unity among groups of all types: blacks and whites; Democrats, Republicans, and moderates; the upper, middle, and lower classes. In this groundbreaking biography, veteran journalist and Obama chronicler David Mendell gives an in-depth, comprehensive portrait of a man whose name has become a catchphrase for hope in a politically jaded society desperate for a new star.Mendell has covered Obama since the beginning of his Senate campaign and, as a result, enjoys far-reaching access to the new senator. His research includes exclusive interviews with Obama's closest aides, mentors, political adversaries, and family. Mendell reveals the surprising, cutthroat campaign tactics sanctioned by Obama - who has steeped his image and reputation in the ideals of clean politics and good government - which enabled him to win his Senate seat by employing some of the most ruthless operatives in the business.Eye-opening, well-researched, and compulsively readable, Obama: From Promise to Power is a necessary look at the evolution of a politician from public servant to candidate-savior.


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This book explains who Obama is, warts and all.

This is an excellent book greatly enhanced by Dion Graham's narration. I've enjoyed both of Obama's own books but find that I frequently return to David Mendel's 'From Promise to Power' This book fleshes out his background and character whilst giving us glimpses into his family life. Anyone interested in Barack Obama's rise to power will thoroughly enjoy this journalists unbiased view. My hope is that the he is at present writing a sequel taking us up to the Presidency. Hopefully it will be made available for audible listeners with the same narrator and I will be the first to purchase it.

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- Carole

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-08-2007
  • Publisher: HarperAudio