Renegade: The Making of Barack Obama

Author(s): Richard Wolffe


Barack Obama himself told veteran political reporter Richard Wolffe, 'You'll get more access than anyone else', and Renegade is his unique story of how a political newcomer with no money and an outsider's name grew into the world's most powerful leader. But it is also a uniquely intimate portrait of the person behind the iconic posters, the man codenamed Renegade by the Secret Service when protecting him.

Wolffe portrays an historic candidate and his - until now - inscrutable character and campaign in untold, stunning detail, from his university lecturer's office in Iowa to the Oval Office in Washington. With unprecedented access, gained over a dozen exclusive interviews with Obama, Wolffe shares with us his front row seat. We fly on the candidate's plane and ride in his bus on an odyssey across a country in crisis; we stand next to him at a bar on the night he secures the nomination; and feel the tension backstage as he delivers his convention speech to a stadium crowd and a transfixed TV audience.

Renegade is not just an election epic but is also an insightful biography of the new President of the United States. First published 2009.


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General Fields

  • : 9780753519783
  • : Ebury Press
  • : Virgin Books
  • : August 2009
  • : 235mm X 160mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Richard Wolffe
  • : Paperback
  • : Airports / Ireland / Export ed
  • : 973.932092
  • : 384
  • : Biography & autobiography: historical, political & military; Political leaders & leadership; American history: postwar, from c 1945 -