The Breakthrough

The Breakthrough

Politics and Race in the Age of Obama

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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Gwen Ifill began her journalism career at the Boston Herald in 1977, covering race riots by telephone. It was too risky for a young black reporter to venture onto the grounds of South Boston High School. Thirty years later, a black man announced his candidacy for president of the United States. Obama is the leading edge of a sea change in American politics, but his is by no means the only story. Ifill offers incisive, detailed profiles of other prominent black leaders including Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and U.S. Congressman Artur Davis of Alabama. She also covers up-and-coming figures from across the nation. Drawing on interviews with power brokers like Obama, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Vernon Jordan, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, and many others, as well as her own razor-sharp observations and analysis, Ifill shows why now is a pivotal moment in American history
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 2009
[United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : 2009
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781598878806
1598878808
Branch Call Number: Audio Download--Adult
Characteristics: data file
digital,Digital recording
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 45 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Ifill, Gwen
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