English | June 5, 2018 | ISBN: 0062641840 | 1472 Pages | EPUB | 2.65 MB

New York Times Bestseller
One of the Washington Post's 10 Best Books of 2017
Rising Star is the definitive account of Barack Obama's formative years that made him the man who became the forty-fourth president of the United States-from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the Cross
Barack Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted him into the national spotlight and led to his election four years later as America's first African-American president. In this penetrating biography, David J. Garrow delivers an epic work about the life of Barack Obama, creating a rich tapestry of a life little understood, until now.
Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama captivatingly describes Barack Obama's tumultuous upbringing as a young black man attending an almost-all-white, elite private school in Honolulu while being raised almost exclusively by his white grandparents. After recounting Obama's college years in California and New York, Garrow charts Obama's time as a Chicago community organizer, working in some of the city's roughest neighborhoods; his years at the top of his Harvard Law School class; and his return to Chicago, where Obama honed his skills as a hard-knuckled politician, first in the state legislature and then as a candidate for the United States Senate.
Detailing a scintillating, behind-the-scenes account of Obama's 2004 speech, a moment that labeled him the Democratic Party's "rising star," Garrow also chronicles Obama's four years in the Senate, weighing his stands on various issues against positions he had taken years earlier, and recounts his thrilling run for the White House in 2008.
In Rising Star, David J. Garrow has created a vivid portrait that reveals not only the people and forces that shaped the future president but also the ways in which he used those influences to serve his larger aspirations. This is a gripping read about a young man born into uncommon family circumstances, whose faith in his own talents came face-to-face with fantastic ambitions and a desire to do good in the world. Most important, Rising Star is an extraordinary work of biography-tremendous in its research and storytelling, and brilliant in its analysis of the all-too-human struggles of one of the most fascinating politicians of our time.

  • 普利策奖历史学家大卫·盖罗(David Garrow), 著有长达1460页奥巴马传记Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama
  • 加罗的这部传记作品刨根问底,探究了巴拉克·奥巴马在赢得总统大选前的数十年间所做的一系列权衡判断。在书中,加罗将奥巴马刻画成一个在生活中严格要求自己,并为实现目标而不惜牺牲感情的男人。这本传记的独特之处在于,它还深扒了奥巴马的情史,特别是他在遇到米歇尔之前与一位有着荷兰和日本血统的女性同居的故事。Garrow concludes with a damning verdict on Obama’s determination: “While the crucible of self-creation had produced an ironclad will, the vessel was hollow at its core.”对于奥巴马的决定,加罗给出了严厉的结论:“虽然自我创造的磨练产生了无懈可击的意志,但这个人的内心却是空洞的。”


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