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The Resource To Obama : with love, joy, anger, and hope, Jeanne Marie Laskas

To Obama : with love, joy, anger, and hope, Jeanne Marie Laskas

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To Obama : with love, joy, anger, and hope
Title
To Obama
Title remainder
with love, joy, anger, and hope
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Jeanne Marie Laskas
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Every evening for 8 years, at his request, President Obama received a binder containing ten handpicked letters from ordinary American citizens--the unfiltered voice of a nation--from his Office of Presidential Correspondence. He was the first President to save constituent mail, and this is the story of how those letters affected not only the President and his policies, but also the deeply committed people who were tasked with opening the millions of pleas, rants, thank yous, and apologies that landed in the White House mailroom. Based on the popular New York Times article, To Obama, Laskas now interviews the letter writers themselves and the White House staff who sifted through the powerful, moving, and incredibly intimate narrative of America during the Obama years emerges: There is Kelli, who saw her grandfathers finally marry--legally--after 35 years together; Bill, a lifelong Republican whose attitude toward immigration reform was transformed when he met a boy escaping M-16 gang leaders in El Salvador; Heba, a Syrian refugee who wants to forget the day the tanks rolled into her village; Marjorie, who grappled with disturbing feelings of racial bias lurking within her during the George Zimmerman trial; and Vicki, whose family was torn apart by those who voted for Trump and those who did not. They wrote to Obama out of gratitude and desperation, in their darkest times of need, in search of connection. They wrote with anger and respect. And together, this chorus of voices achieves a kind of beautiful harmony: here is a diary of a nation. To Obama is an intimate look at one man's relationship to the American people, and the intersection of politics and empathy in the White House"--
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PUL
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1958-
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Laskas, Jeanne Marie
Dewey number
973.932
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • E907
  • E907
LC item number
  • .L38 2018
  • .L35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obama, Barack
  • Obama, Barack
  • Presidents
  • American letters
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Letters
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Executive Branch
  • American letters
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • United States
Label
To Obama : with love, joy, anger, and hope, Jeanne Marie Laskas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Samples, 2008-2009. The letters -- Bobby Ingram, Oxford, Mississippi -- Samples, 2009-2010. The mailroom -- Thomas and Joann Meehan, Toms River, New Jersey -- The idea -- Samples, 2010-2012. Bill Oliver, undisclosed location -- Fiona picks the 10LADs -- Marnie Hazelton, Freeport, New York -- Samples, 2013-2014. Barack Obama, the White House -- Marjorie McKinney, Boone, North Carolina -- Red dot -- Samples, 2015. Friends of the mail -- Shane Darby, Killen, Alabama -- Samples, 2015-2016. The writing team -- Donna Coltharp and Billy Ennis, El Paso, Texas -- Election day -- Samples, 2016. Vicki Shearer, Renton, Washington -- Obama in jeans -- Samples, 2016-2017 -- Epilogue
Control code
on1051237759
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 401 pages
Isbn
9780525509387
Lccn
2018023502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028511053
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1051237759
Label
To Obama : with love, joy, anger, and hope, Jeanne Marie Laskas
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Samples, 2008-2009. The letters -- Bobby Ingram, Oxford, Mississippi -- Samples, 2009-2010. The mailroom -- Thomas and Joann Meehan, Toms River, New Jersey -- The idea -- Samples, 2010-2012. Bill Oliver, undisclosed location -- Fiona picks the 10LADs -- Marnie Hazelton, Freeport, New York -- Samples, 2013-2014. Barack Obama, the White House -- Marjorie McKinney, Boone, North Carolina -- Red dot -- Samples, 2015. Friends of the mail -- Shane Darby, Killen, Alabama -- Samples, 2015-2016. The writing team -- Donna Coltharp and Billy Ennis, El Paso, Texas -- Election day -- Samples, 2016. Vicki Shearer, Renton, Washington -- Obama in jeans -- Samples, 2016-2017 -- Epilogue
Control code
on1051237759
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 401 pages
Isbn
9780525509387
Lccn
2018023502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028511053
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1051237759

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