᠑ Hardcover @The World as It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House ᡏ ePUB Author Ben Rhodes ᢗ

᠑ Hardcover @The World as It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House ᡏ ePUB Author Ben Rhodes ᢗ Ben Rhodes, who served Barack Obama as a foreign policy adviser and speechwriter from beginning to end, has written a book that reflects the president he servedintelligent, amiable, compelling and principled And there is something The World as It Is isa classic coming of age story, about the journey from idealism to realism, told with candor and immediacy It is not a heavy policy book There are anecdotes galore, but they illuminate rather than scandalize Even Donald Trumpa politician who seems the omega to Obamas alphais treated with horrified amazement rather than vitriol Ben Rhodes is a charming and humble guide through an unprecedented presidency He never quite loses his idealism in a crass political era, he impressively avoids becoming a cynic His achievement is rare for a political memoir He has written a humane and honorable book.Joe Klein, The New York Times Book Review In The World as It Is, Rhodes shows no trace of the disillusionment that gave George Stephanopouloss tale of Bill Clinton its bitter, gossipy flavor, or of the light irony that came to inflect Peggy Noonans adoration of Ronald Reagan More than any other White House memoirist, Rhodes is a creature of the man he served This is the closest view of Obama were likely to get until he publishes his own memoir.George Packer, The New Yorker The World as It Isoffers a peek into Mr Obamas tightly sealed inner sanctum from the perspective of one of the few people who saw him up close through all eight years of his presidency.Few moments shook Mr Obama than the decision by voters to replace him with a candidate who had questioned his very birth.Peter Baker, The New York Times The World As It Isopens and closes with Obamas reaction to the election of Donald Trump In between,it recounts world events in a newsy, intimate chronology.Karl Vick, Time For insight on that Obama playbook, it makes sense to consult Ben Rhodess fine new memoir of the Obama years Rhodes was in the room for almost every foreign policy decision of significance that Obama made during his eight years in office and in a privileged position to chronicle how the idealism of the early Obama administration faded as it confronted the realities of an often Hobbesian world.Peter Bergen, CNNBen Rhodes is one of the most brilliant minds and powerful storytellers Ive ever known In The World as It Is, he doesnt just bring you inside the room for the key moments of Obamas presidency, he captivates you with the journey of an idealistic young staffer who becomes the presidents close friend and advisora journey that both cynics and believers will find riveting and hopeful.Jon Favreau The World as It Is is a page turning, unfiltered, altogether human look at Barack Obamas presidency Ben Rhodesone of Obamas closest and most important advisorsopens up the defining issues of the presidency, from the role of race and the rise of conspiracy theories to the hunt for bin Laden, the Syria red line debate, and the secret negotiations Ben himself led to normalize ties with Cuba Insightful, funny, and moving, this is a beautifully observed, essential record of what it was like to be there.Samantha PowerFrom 2009 to 2017, Ben Rhodes served as deputy national security advisor to President Barack Obama, overseeing the administrations national security communications, speechwriting, public diplomacy, and global engagement programming Prior to joining the Obama administration, from 2007 to 2008 Rhodes was a senior speechwriter and foreign policy advisor to the Obama campaign Before joining thenSenator Obamas campaign, he worked for former congressman Lee Hamilton from 2002 to 2007 He was the co author, with Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, of Without Precedent The Inside Story of the 9 11 Commission A native New Yorker, Rhodes has a BA from Rice University and an MFA from New York University. The World as It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House

  • 3.1
  • 2598
  • Hardcover
  • The World as It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House

  • Ben Rhodes
  • English
  • 04 March 2017
  • 428 pages

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