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The Resource The world as it is : a memoir of the Obama White House, Ben Rhodes

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

Label
The world as it is : a memoir of the Obama White House
Title
The world as it is
Title remainder
a memoir of the Obama White House
Statement of responsibility
Ben Rhodes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For nearly ten years, Ben Rhodes saw almost everything that happened at the centre 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 Brief, travelled the world with Obama, and was at the centre 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 an historic president of the United States. Rhodes was not your typical presidential confidant, and this is not your typical White House memoir. Rendered in vivid, novelistic detail by someone who was a writer before he was a staffer, this is a rare look inside the most poignant, tense, and consequential moments of the Obama presidency, waiting out the bin Laden raid in the Situation Room, responding to the Arab Spring, reaching a nuclear agreement with Iran, leading secret negotiations with the Cuban government to normalise relations, and confronting the resurgence of nationalism and nativism that culminated in the election of Donald Trump. In The World as It Is, 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 by a writer of enormous talent, and an essential record of the forces that shaped the last decade
Summary
From one of Barack Obama’s closest aides comes a behind-the-scenes account of his presidency—and how idealism can confront harsh reality and still survive
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10677554
Cataloging source
QPPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rhodes, Benjamin J.
Dewey number
973.932
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rhodes, Benjamin
  • Rhodes, Benjamin J
  • Obama, Barack
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir of the Obama White House
Label
The world as it is : a memoir of the Obama White House, Ben Rhodes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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 -- 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 -- Clenched fists -- Red line -- Becoming a right-wing villain -- Race, Mandela, and Castro -- Russians and intervention -- Divine intervention -- Permanent war -- New beginnings -- Tapping the brakes -- The antiwar room -- Bombs and children -- Havana -- The stories people tell about you -- The stories we tell -- Information wars -- The end
Control code
000063568648
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 450 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781847925183
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1041837737
Label
The world as it is : a memoir of the Obama White House, Ben Rhodes
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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 -- 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 -- Clenched fists -- Red line -- Becoming a right-wing villain -- Race, Mandela, and Castro -- Russians and intervention -- Divine intervention -- Permanent war -- New beginnings -- Tapping the brakes -- The antiwar room -- Bombs and children -- Havana -- The stories people tell about you -- The stories we tell -- Information wars -- The end
Control code
000063568648
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 450 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781847925183
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1041837737

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