Rising Star The Making of Barack Obama

Rising Star  The Making of Barack Obama Author David Garrow
ISBN-10 9780008229382
Release 2017-05-09
Pages 1472
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The definitive account of Barack Obama’s life before he became the 44th president of the United States – the formative years, confluence of forces, and influential figures who helped shaped an extraordinary leader and his rise – from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the Cross.



Rising Star

Rising Star Author David Garrow
ISBN-10 9780062641854
Release 2017-05-09
Pages 1472
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Rising Star is the definitive account of Barack Obama's formative years that made him the man who became the forty-fourth president of the United States—from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the Cross Barack Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted him into the national spotlight and led to his election four years later as America's first African-American president. In this penetrating biography, David J. Garrow delivers an epic work about the life of Barack Obama, creating a rich tapestry of a life little understood, until now. Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama captivatingly describes Barack Obama's tumultuous upbringing as a young black man attending an almost-all-white, elite private school in Honolulu while being raised almost exclusively by his white grandparents. After recounting Obama's college years in California and New York, Garrow charts Obama's time as a Chicago community organizer, working in some of the city's roughest neighborhoods; his years at the top of his Harvard Law School class; and his return to Chicago, where Obama honed his skills as a hard-knuckled politician, first in the state legislature and then as a candidate for the United States Senate. Detailing a scintillating, behind-the-scenes account of Obama's 2004 speech, a moment that labeled him the Democratic Party's "rising star," Garrow also chronicles Obama's four years in the Senate, weighing his stands on various issues against positions he had taken years earlier, and recounts his thrilling run for the White House in 2008. In Rising Star, David J. Garrow has created a vivid portrait that reveals not only the people and forces that shaped the future president but also the ways in which he used those influences to serve his larger aspirations. This is a gripping read about a young man born into uncommon family circumstances, whose faith in his own talents came face-to-face with fantastic ambitions and a desire to do good in the world. Most important, Rising Star is an extraordinary work of biography—tremendous in its research and storytelling, and brilliant in its analysis of the all-too-human struggles of one of the most fascinating politicians of our time.



Rising Star

Rising Star Author David Garrow
ISBN-10 0008229376
Release 2017-05-09
Pages 960
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The definitive account of Barack Obama's life before he became the 44th president of the United States - the formative years, confluence of forces, and influential figures who helped shaped an extraordinary leader and his rise - from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the Cross. Barack Obama's keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted the little-known state senator from Illinois into the national spotlight. Three months later, Obama would win election to the U.S. Senate; four years later he would make history as America's first black president. Now, at the end of his second presidential term, David J. Garrow delivers the most compelling and comprehensive Obama biography - as epic in vision and rigorous in detail as Robert Caro's The Power Broker. Moving around the globe, from Hawaii to Indonesia to the American Northeast and Midwest, Rising Star meticulously unpacks Obama's life, from his tumultuous upbringing in Honolulu and Jakarta, to his formative time as a community organizer on Chicago's South Side, working in some of the roughest neighborhoods, to Cambridge, where he excelled at Harvard Law School, and finally back to Chicago, where he pursued his political destiny. In voluminous detail, drawn from more than 1,000 interviews and encyclopedic documentary research, Garrow reveals as never before the ambition, the dreams, and the all-too-human struggles of an iconic president in a sure to be news-making biography that will stand as the most authoritative account of Obama's pre-presidential life for decades to come.



Jeremy Lin Rising Star

Jeremy Lin  Rising Star Author James Buckley Jr.
ISBN-10 9780545492324
Release 2012-04-01
Pages 128
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The biography of worldwide basketball sensation, Jeremy Lin! Jeremy Lin is an overnight basketball success! But in order for him to have been ready for his big opportunity, he had to put in years of hard work and practice. Follow along as we trace Jeremy's rise from his high-school days, college hoops at Harvard, and bouncing around the NBA to his awesome, unprecedented performances with the New York Knicks. It's Lin-credible!



Rising Star

Rising Star Author Bates Gill
ISBN-10 0815704542
Release 2010-10-01
Pages 267
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China's diplomatic strategy has changed dramatically since the mid-1990s, creating both challenges and opportunities for other world powers. Through a combination of pragmatic security policies, growing economic clout, and increasingly deft diplomacy, China has established productive and increasingly solid relationships throughout Asia and around the globe. Yet U.S. policymakers are still trying to comprehend these critical changes. Rising Star provides a coherent framework for understanding China's new security diplomacy and guiding America's China policy. Bates Gill has completely updated his original analysis, focusing on Chinese policy in three areas: regional security mechanisms, nonproliferation and arms control, and questions of sovereignty and intervention. Looking to the future, he offers specific recommendations for a balanced and realistic approach that emphasizes what China and the United States have in common, rather than what divides them. The main arguments and recommendations of the original book continue to hold true and, in many respects, are more compelling now than ever before given China's continued ascendancy.



Rising Star

Rising Star Author Rhonda K. Garelick
ISBN-10 069104869X
Release 1999
Pages 231
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Celebrity personalities, who reign over much of our cultural landscape, owe their fame not to deeds but the ability to project a distinct personal image, an icon of the self. Author Rhonda Garelick locates a prototype of the star personality in the dandies and aesthete literary figures of the 19th century, such as Beau Brummel and Oscar Wilde, comparing them with Prince, Madonna, Jackie O. and other dandy-like figures of today. 19 photos.



Rising Star

Rising Star Author Rhonda K. Garelick
ISBN-10 069104869X
Release 1999
Pages 231
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Celebrity personalities, who reign over much of our cultural landscape, owe their fame not to deeds but the ability to project a distinct personal image, an icon of the self. Author Rhonda Garelick locates a prototype of the star personality in the dandies and aesthete literary figures of the 19th century, such as Beau Brummel and Oscar Wilde, comparing them with Prince, Madonna, Jackie O. and other dandy-like figures of today. 19 photos.



Rising Star Silver Dolphins Book 7

Rising Star  Silver Dolphins  Book 7 Author Summer Waters
ISBN-10 9780007366316
Release 2010-02-04
Pages 176
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Exciting magical adventure series – will you answer the call of the Silver Dolphins?



The Rising Star

The Rising Star Author Osondu Uche
ISBN-10 IND:30000107610077
Release 2005
Pages 131
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The Rising Star has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Rising Star also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Rising Star book for free.



The Rising Star of Rusty Nail

The Rising Star of Rusty Nail Author Lesley M. M. Blume
ISBN-10 9780307490216
Release 2009-02-04
Pages 288
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Franny Hansen is a 10-year-old piano prodigy living in Rusty Nail, Minnesota. Once the Coot Capitol of the world, in 1953 it's just a run-of-the-mill town with one traffic light and a bizarre cast of characters. She's long exhausted the talents of the town's only piano teacher and seems destined to perform at church events and school assemblies, until a mysterious Russian woman arrives in Rusty Nail. Franny's neighbors are convinced the "Commie" is a threat to their American way of life, but Franny's not so sure. Could this stranger be her ticket out of Rusty Nail? Lesley M. M. Blume returns with the poignant and laugh-out-loud funny story of one girl's attempt to pursue the American dream in small town America. From the Hardcover edition.



A Rising Star

A Rising Star Author Carole Budgen
ISBN-10 1904725031
Release 2004
Pages 207
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All his life, young Zack Cassidy has dreamed of playing professional football. Join him as he makes his debut for the Highgate Comets and, together with his team-mates Luke, Wes and Alan, they steer the Comets to victory over the Rockets.



Catch a Rising Star

Catch a Rising Star Author Tracey Bateman
ISBN-10 9780446558990
Release 2009-05-30
Pages 300
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When thirty-something Tabby Brockman has the opportunity to reclaim her role as a killed-off character on the nation's #1 daytime soap opera, she figures this must be God's reward. But back on the set, she's faced with the same hateful head writer who killed off her character in the first place, kids who drive her crazy, a stage dad who rubs her completely wrong, and and an unwanted boyfriend who can?t seem to get the message. Faced with this dizzying rollercoaster of challenges, Tabby has to wonder: is she finally a star on the rise or just on the brink of another spectacular fall?



Morning Star

Morning Star Author Pierce Brown
ISBN-10 9780345539854
Release 2016-02-09
Pages 544
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Red Rising thrilled readers and announced the presence of a talented new author. Golden Son changed the game and took the story of Darrow to the next level. Now comes the exhilarating conclusion to the Red Rising Trilogy: Morning Star. ITW THRILLER AWARD FINALIST Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society’s mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within. Finally, the time has come. But devotion to honor and hunger for vengeance run deep on both sides. Darrow and his comrades-in-arms face powerful enemies without scruple or mercy. Among them are some Darrow once considered friends. To win, Darrow will need to inspire those shackled in darkness to break their chains, unmake the world their cruel masters have built, and claim a destiny too long denied—and too glorious to surrender. Praise for Morning Star “You could call [Pierce] Brown science fiction’s best-kept secret. In Morning Star, the trilogy’s devastating and inspiring final chapter, . . . he flirts with volume, oscillating between thundering space escapes and hushed, tense parleys between rivals, where the cinematic dialogue oozes such specificity and suspense you could almost hear a pin drop between pages. His achievement is in creating an uncomfortably familiar world of flaw, fear, and promise.”—Entertainment Weekly “There is no one writing today who does shameless, Michael Bay–style action set pieces the way Brown does. The battle scenes are kinetic, bloody, breathless, crazy. Everything is on fire all the time.”—NPR “Morning Star is this trilogy’s Return of the Jedi. . . . The impactful battles that make up most of Morning Star are damn near operatic. . . . It absolutely satisfies.”—Tor.com “Excellent . . . Brown’s vivid, first-person prose puts the reader right at the forefront of impassioned speeches, broken families, and engaging battle scenes . . . as this interstellar civil war comes to a most satisfying conclusion.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “A page-turning epic filled with twists and turns . . . The conclusion to Brown’s saga is simply stellar.”—Booklist (starred review) “Multilayered and seething with characters who exist in a shadow world between history and myth, much as in Frank Herbert’s Dune . . . an ambitious and satisfying conclusion to a monumental saga.”—Kirkus Reviews



Thoroughbred 49 Rising Star

Thoroughbred  49  Rising Star Author Karle Dickerson
ISBN-10 9780061068249
Release 2001-10-02
Pages 176
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After months of bringing Wonder's Star up to racing condition, Christina Reese ignores the criticism and doubts of others to enter Star in a Kentucky Derby prep race, dreaming of eventually earning the Triple Crown.



Rising Stars

Rising Stars Author Elisabeth Kelan
ISBN-10 9781137284648
Release 2012-11-21
Pages 208
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ENSURE GENERATION Y WOMEN REACH THE TOP IN YOUR ORGANIZATION Many organizations believe that the Millennial generation is paving the way for innovation, yet employers struggle to understand what makes this generation tick. Alongside this issue, in spite of decades of equal opportunities legislation in the Western world, women are still scarce in the most senior positions in organizations. This has led to heated debates about the merit of quotas for women on boards and in senior roles. Yet these issues are very rarely considered as one. Understanding how gender and generation work together is vital to shaping the transforming workplace. For the first time, Rising Stars explores gender and generation through the lens of Millennial women. Drawing on detailed original research, it shows organizations how to understand professional women in their twenties and thirties so that the business can develop these employees into future leaders. Featuring signature practices from a variety of global businesses, Rising Stars is the only book organizations need to set the parameters for change and is invaluable for Generation Y women to make sense of their own career paths.



Rising Star

Rising Star Author Cari Gelber
ISBN-10 9780595390731
Release 2006-03
Pages 140
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Most teens love music and celebrities, but sixteen year-old Manhattanite Nikki Bellinger is not satisfied with just dreaming about them. She wants more than just her humdrum high school classes and modest school newspaper column and she wants it now. With determination, cleverness, and a bit of luck, Nikki evolves from a typical student into a serious entrepreneur and music business industry phenomenon as she represents the pop rock band Long Story Short from its anonymous starting days to its stardom.But, Nikki has some choices to make. Will she put a personal relationship with a sexy band member ahead of her professional dreams? Should high school class work take second priority to her career goals? Will she let some of the recording industries' top moguls take advantage of her youth, inexperience, and femaleness?From Long Story Short's escapades on the road to Nikki's struggle being a young female in the music business, Rising Star takes a realistic look at almost every teenager's fantasy of touring with a rock band.



Rising Star

Rising Star Author Kendra Lawrence
ISBN-10 9781458217431
Release 2014-08-29
Pages 356
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Centuries ago, an angel’s betrayal left the plane of Celestia reeling. Not long after, mortals and celestials alike fought demons in the War of the Races, mistakenly thinking a battle against the demons would never happen again. Unfortunately, now nearly two thousand years later, rumors are circulating that the Lord of the Hells has a daughter, and demonic activity in the mortal plane of Elyshaeza is increasing. Neil is a rogue demon who has left the Hells for Elyshaeza. But when he encounters Shara Aotallin, an elf ordered to take him to be judged, he is suddenly thrust into a mystery that leads him and several elves to a gruesome discovery. Artemis is a young celestial left on the mortal plane who is questioning its abilities and identity. Another celestial tries to perform his duties, but is haunted by the past and the present. After a village girl, Collie, is brought to Celestia, an incident with a demonic mirror literally leads her to the Hells and back. And it is only the beginning for all of them. Rising Star, the first of the Rain of Stars trilogy, is an exciting fantasy tale that pitches celestials and mortals into the repetition of history as demons lurk in the shadows and all await their destinies.