Grace : President Obama and ten days in the battle for America

Title Grace : President Obama and ten days in the battle for America
Names Keenan, Cody.
Book Number DB111047
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Books
Annotation "A white supremacist shooting and an astonishing act of forgiveness. A national reckoning with race and the Confederate flag. The fate of marriage equality and the Affordable Care Act. GRACE is the propulsive story of ten days in June 2015, when Obama and his chief speechwriter Cody Keenan composed a series of high-stakes speeches to meet a succession of stunning developments. Through behind-the-scenes moments-from Obama's suggestion that Keenan pour a drink, listen to some Miles Davis, and "find the silences," to the president's late-night writing sessions in the First Family's residence-Keenan takes us inside the craft of speechwriting at the highest level for the most demanding of bosses, the relentlessly poetic and perfectionist Barack Obama. GRACE also delivers a fascinating portrait of White House insiders like Ben Rhodes, Valerie Jarrett, Jen Psaki, and the speechwriting team responsible for pulling it all off during a furious, historic stretch of the Obama presidency-including a gifted fact-checker who took Keenan's rhetoric to task before taking his hand in marriage. GRACE is the most intimate writing that exists on the rhetorical tightrope our first Black president had to walk, culminating with an unforgettable high point: Obama stunning everybody by taking a deep breath and leading the country in a chorus of "Amazing Grace."" -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller.
Narrator Keenan, Cody.
Local Subject United States - 973
History, U.S.- 21st Century - HUF
Politics - POL
Liberal Political Philosophy - PLI
Biography and Autobiography - BIO
Biography - Contemporary - BIC
Biography - Politicians - BIP
Biography - Presidents & First Ladies - BPF
Black Interest - BLK
Exclusion - Male Narrator - MN
Exclusion - Short Book - SH
Current Talking Book Topics - TBT
LC Subject Presidents - United States - Staff - Biography
Speechwriters - United States - Biography
Speechwriting - United States
United States - Politics and government - 2009-2017
Call Number 973.932092 ANF
Language English
Original Publication Reissue of: 2022 9780063274457. 2022
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