- ISBN 9780753519790 / 0753519798
- Title Codename - Renegade
- Author Richard Wolffe
- Category Biography: Historical, Political & Military
History Of The Americas
21st Century History: From C 2000 -
Political Leaders & Leadership
- Format Paperback
- Year 2010
- Pages 368
- Publisher Ebury Press
- Imprint Virgin Books
- Language English
- Dimensions 198mm x 131mm
Presents an insightful biography of Barack Obama, the President of the United States. This title covers his presidential campaign and shows how he learned his political skills in his early career, which led him from his university lecturer's office in Iowa, to his nomination as a Democratic candidate, and finally to the Oval Office in Washington.
Written by British political reporter Richard Wolffe, “Renegade” is an election epic as well as an insightful biography of the new President of the United States. During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama told Wolffe that, 'You'll get more access than anyone else', resulting in a riveting first-hand account of the 21-month journey from candidate to president. Wolffe covers the campaign in untold detail as well as revealing how Obama learned his personal and political skills in his youth and early career, which led him from his university lecturer's office in Iowa, to his nomination as the Democratic candidate, and finally to the Oval Office in Washington. Combining history, political psychology and biography, “Renegade” is an essential guide to understanding the president.
“Insightful ... a thoughtful meditation on Mr Obama's life and character” — Michiko Kakutani New York Times "Wolffe's technique is to combine biography and reportage, to take milestones along the campaign trail and use them as portals into the character and make-up of the man behind the candidate ... An insider's tour of the travelling circus/endurance test that is the 21st-century American presidential race“ Observer ”Obama gave [Wolffe] exclusive interviews and invited him into his inner circle to play basketball. The result, Renegade - Obama's secret service codename - is peppered with interviews with Obama's best friends and political accomplices, who were equally eager to help“ The Sunday Times ”A fly's-eye view of one of the most thrilling political insurgencies in modern American history“ Economist ”The first of the President Obama books—and a good one—insightful, thorough and straight" — Ben Bradlee, Vice President At Large Of The Washington Post
British born Richard Wolffe was most recently Newsweek's senior White House correspondent. He covered the length of Barack Obama's presidential campaign, travelling with the candidate from his announcement through to Election Day, 21 months later and was granted Obama's first print interview inside the Oval Office. Prior to writing for Newsweek, Wolffe was a senior journalist at the Financial Times, working as its deputy bureau chief and US diplomatic correspondent in Washington, D.C. He is a political analyst for NBC, appears frequently on MSNBC, as well as on international media including the BBC and CBC.