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The world as it is : a memoir of the Obama White House / Ben Rhodes.

Rhodes, Benjamin, (author.).
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  • 21 of 25 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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2 current holds with 25 total copies.

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 973.932 RHO WOR (Text) 34207002170125 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver 973.932 RHODES (Text) 34304000902364 Adult - Nonfiction Available -
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza 973.932 RHO (Text) 840191002518077 Auburn Plaza - New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Franklin Co PL Dist. - Brookville PL 973.932 RHO (Text) 38217000608584 Nonfiction BPL Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 973.932 RHO (Text) 33187004415895 Nonfiction Available -
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Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 973.932 RHOD (Text) 39391006887259 Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525509356
  • ISBN: 0525509356
  • Physical Description: xx, 450 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- Part 1. Hope : 2007-2010. In the beginning ; Talk to Iran, get Bin Laden ; A community of fate ; The President is on board the aircraft ; Cairo ; Obama's war ; War and a peace prize ; The end of the beginning -- Part 2. Spring : 2011-2012. Egypt : the transition must begin now ; Libya ; Bin Laden : life inside a secret ; Gathering clouds ; Reaction and action ; Life, death, and Benghazi ; A second term ; Young men wage war, old men make peace -- Part 3. Change : 2013-2014. Clenched fists ; Red line ; Becoming a right-wing villain ; Race, Mandela, and Castro ; Russians and intervention ; Divine intervention ; Permanent war ; New beginnings -- Part 4. What makes America great : 2015-2017. Tapping the brakes ; The antiwar room ; Bombs and children ; Havana ; The stories people tell about you ; The stories we tell ; Information wars ; The end.
Summary, etc.:
For nearly ten years, Ben Rhodes saw almost everything that happened at the center of the Obama administration, first as a speechwriter, then as deputy national security advisor, and finally as a multipurpose aide and close collaborator. He started every morning in the Oval Office with the President's Daily Briefing, traveled the world with Obama, and was at the center of some of the most consequential and controversial moments of the presidency. Now he tells the full story of his partnership--and, ultimately, friendship--with a man who also happened to be a historic president of the United States. Rhodes shows what it was like to be there from the early days of the Obama campaign to the final hours of the presidency. It is a story populated by such characters as Susan Rice, Samantha Power, Hillary Clinton, Bob Gates, and--above all--Barack Obama, who comes to life on the page in moments of great urgency and disarming intimacy. This is the most vivid portrayal yet of Obama's worldview and presidency, a chronicle of a political education and an essential record of the forces that shaped the last decade.
Subject: Obama, Barack.
Rhodes, Benjamin.
Obama, Barack.
United States > Politics and government > 2009-2017.
Presidents > United States > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political.
HISTORY / United States / 21st Century.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Executive Branch.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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