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THE BLACK PRESIDENCY Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America

by | Read by Michael Dyson

Contemporary Culture • 10 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2016

As Michael Eric Dyson, academic, author, and radio host, narrates his own audiobook, he knows what he wants emphasized and where to inflect the prose. This is especially important when reading a text that focuses on a president for whom speech-making matters. One of Dyson's most intriguing insights is how Obama's speech patterns owe a debt to Martin Luther King, Jr. In this wide-ranging yet focused treatment of the nation's first biracial chief executive, the listener is immersed in the Obama years examined through the filter of race--especially the president's struggles with Congress and his complex role as both hero and scold to American blacks. Dyson ends with appreciation for Obama's orations about Trayvon Martin and the murders in a Charleston, South Carolina church. The author/narrator's intense reading style and insider status give this important audiobook authority. A.M. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2016]

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Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2016

CD ISBN 9781501905902 $92.75 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781501912160 $49.75 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781501905919 $83.00

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