When he called himself "a skinny kid with a funny name" at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, his star was already rising. By the time he triumphed in the 2004 Illinois Senate race, he was the golden child of a Democratic party in desperate need of a charismatic leader.
Bio narrates the definitive story of Barack Obama, from his childhood in Honolulu to the dramatic 2007-2008 U.S. primaries. Follow Obama through his teenage struggles for self-identity, his student days at Columbia University and Harvard Law School, and finally, through his political career in Chicago, where he rose to fame through a focus on ethics and political reform. Go behind the scenes of Obama's extraordinarily successful presidential campaign--in which he raised a record-breaking $58 million in six months--and join his exciting journey towards the 2008 Democratic Convention.
Pulsing with the energy of the man himself, Barack Obama chronicles the uniquely American story of one man rising up to fight for what he believes in--and quite possibly, the dawning of a new chapter in American history.