Renegade – Richard Wolffe


Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Crown (June 2, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0307463125
ISBN-13: 978-0307463128 
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Love him or hate him, there’s no denying that the election of Barack Obama made history.  Richard Wolffe was given the opportunity to follow and record the behind the scenes events during this election.  Everything from deciding to run, up until the inauguration are covered here.  We get to see some of the emotions involved, and get to know so of the people around the President.   We’re there when his grandmother dies and he has to go onstage.  We get to see a little of  what he discussed with Hillary regarding VP.  We find out why he was hesitant to have her involved in his cabinet. 

I found it a very interesting book.  While the author tends to jump around in time, it seems to flow well, at least to me.  I found the behind the scenes stuff to be fascinating.  Having heard rumors here and there about stuff going on, it was nice to be able to see some of the truth (from a certain point of view) behind the stories.  We get to see the ups and downs of campaign life.  Even if you don’t like President Obama, or agree with his policies, I think you should pick this up and read it.  It gives you a very good view of the campaign process.  It also shows a lot of the emotional ups and downs resulting from the election.  I’d recommend this to anyone, especially those who want to get to know the President a little better, or just to find out what happened with Hillary.

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