Wednesday, May 19, 2010
A lot of new books on Obama on the market, many of them unflattering, but Jonathan Alter offers an inside look at the first year of this administration in his new book, The Promise: President Obama, Year One,
... an exceptionally well-written account of President Obama's first year in office. Brimming with fresh and judicious ideas, his book fuses political analysis, subtle insights into the president's mind and policy debates into a fast-paced, crisis-filled story. "The Promise," based on more than 200 interviews with Obama and his close friends and aides, provides an uncommonly candid look inside a somewhat walled-off White House.