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Alter, Jonathan
The promise : President Obama, year one / Jonathan Alter
Alternate Title President Obama, year one
1st Simon & Schuster paperback ed
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E907 .A45 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject Obama, Barack
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-
Obama, Barack -- Friends and associates
Subject(s) Presidents -- United States -- Biography
Physical Description xx, 475 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Note "With a new epilogue"--cover
Originally published in 2010
Includes bibliographical references (p. [457]-462) and index
Contents Obama takes charge -- White House-in-waiting -- Grant Park -- The cabinet maker -- Picking Hillary -- Instant president -- Historic inauguration -- Sea legs -- Zen temperament -- Rahmbo -- The shovel brigade -- Larry and Tim -- The un-Bubba -- Global reset -- Tyrannosaurus Rx -- Professor-in-chief -- Off-hours -- The skinny guy and the fat cats -- Modus Obama -- "Don't blow it!" -- Chaos-istan -- The perfect and the good -- Achievements -- Epilogue : 2010
Summary Jonathan Alter, one of the country's most respected journalists and historians, uses his unique access to the White House to produce the first inside look at Obama's difficult debut. In Alter's telling, the real Obama is an authentic, demanding, unsentimental, and sometimes overconfident leader

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