Focus -- Looking inward, reaching outward -- Sense of history -- Self-confidence -- Poise -- Case study: tackling race head on -- Curiosity -- Thinking outside the box -- The smooth politician -- Case study: the Iowa caucus -- The inspirer -- Case study: team of rivals redux -- The leader -- Conclusion: a new morning.
Sasha Abramsky likes Barack Obama... make that he REALLY likes Barack Obama. He calls Obama "a once-in-a generation political leader." This book is mostly a listing of Obama's good qualities, based on the author's interviews with people who knew Obama and Obama's books and speeches. Let me be clear that I also like Barack Obama, and while I think the author got the big picture right (yes Obama is smart, charismatic and works hard at listening and bringing people together), he is not infallible. … more