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Barack Obama for Beginners: An Essential Guide (For Beginners)

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Barack Obama For Beginners: An Essential Guide is the fastest and most reliable way to get up to speed on the Democratic candidate for President of the United States. It condenses the personal and political history of the first African-American nominee for his nation's highest office to provide a complete introduction to the Senator from Illinois. The text covers the candi ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published July 22nd 2008 by For Beginners (first published July 18th 2008)
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Oct 22, 2008 Paul rated it really liked it
Here is a short (and neutral) biography of one of 2008’s Men Who Would be President.

Obama was born in 1961 in Hawaii to a Kenyan father who was studying economics at the University of Hawaii, and a mother who came from strict Kansas Methodist stock. Their marriage lasted only a few years. In 1967, Obama moved to Indonesia when Ann, his mother, married an oil company executive. He attended an elite primary school, and saw firsthand the huge chasm between the average Indonesian and American. Ann i
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Dec 08, 2015 Yi Zeng rated it liked it
A quick read for a cozy afternoon. The book condenses noteworthy facts of this legendary man from his humble beginning to his election as the 44th President of the United States. Almost half of the book is devoted to that election.
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A good little biography of the man and his upbringing through to presidency.
Mar 31, 2009 S rated it it was amazing
A good primer, I enjoy the "for beginners" series... Even if I don't always agree with policy/politics, it is hard to resist someone with so much charisma. he's like john travolta.
Jan 24, 2009 Jackie rated it liked it
Good book for children.
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