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Best Obama book on the internet
Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2018
Reading the interviewee list at the front of this book literally made me squeal. David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Jon Favreau (Director of Speechwriting), Joe Lieberman, Leon Panetta, David Plouffe, Arun Chaudhary (WH Videographer), and then, of course, because you know this B has ALL the dirt: the West Wing Receptionist. And that's just my own personal squeal list; he talked to 112 people if I counted right. The Book's title (Obama: An Oral History 2009-2017) is misleading in the best way, because we get two bonus chapters... 2004-2007 and 2008. Reading 2004-2007 was riveting. Abrams takes individual quotes from individuals he interviewed and weaves them together into a cogent, fresh, and exciting narrative. If you haven't tried reading an oral history, do it. Abrams hard-hitting, fast-paced style will leave you wanting to pick up another by him (Letterman fans, rejoice - he did one on that show as well).