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Barack Obama’s administration, 2009-

  • The Audacity of Hoopby Alexander Wolff

    Temple University Press 2016; US$ 40.00

    While basketball didn?t take up residence in the White House in January 2009, the game nonetheless played an outsized role in forming the man who did. In The Audacity of Hoop, celebrated sportswriter Alexander Wolff examines Barack Obama, the person and president, by the light of basketball. This game helped Obama explore his identity, keep a cool... more...

  • The Obama Doctrine: American Grand Strategy Todayby Colin Dueck

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    By mid-2015, the Obama presidency will be entering its final stages, and the race among the successors in both parties will be well underway. And while experts have already formed a provisional understanding of the Obama administration's foreign policy goals, the shape of the "Obama Doctrine" is finally coming into full view. It has been... more...

  • Framing the Rhetoric of a Leaderby Marta Degani

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Based on a selection of 30 election campaign speeches during Obama's first run for the American presidency in 2008, this book investigates the Democratic presidential candidate's much celebrated rhetoric from a cognitive semantics point of view. more...

  • Obama, US Foreign Policy and the Dilemmas of Interventionby David Fitzgerald; David Ryan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This timely study analyses the ways in which competing ideologies and cultural narratives have influenced the Obama administration's decision-making on Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria, situating these decisions within the broader history of American foreign policy. more...

  • An Obama's Journeyby Mark Obama Ndesandjo

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    In this revealing and beautifully written memoir, Mark Obama Ndesandjo, recounts his complex relationship with his older half-brother, President Barack Obama, including their first meeting in Kenya over twenty years ago. The book also offers the author's inspiring personal story about identity and multiculturalism. Rare family photos add to the book's... more...

  • Demonizing a President: The "Foreignization" of Barack Obamaby Martin Parlett

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 48.00

    The ascendancy of the first African American president was a watershed moment in American history. In response, President Obama's adversaries have engaged in relentless and systematic mudslinging throughout his campaign and well into his presidency, "othering" him as a foreign and dangerous political figure. Never before has a presidential candidate... more...

  • Wingnutsby John Avlon

    Beast Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    Wingnuts exist on the extreme edges of the political spectrum. They?re the professional polarizers and the unhinged activists, the hardcore haters and the paranoid conspiracy theorists. They?re people who always try to divide us instead of unite us. And at a time when the fringe is blurring with the base, they?ve hijacked American politics. The... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Barack Obama Administrationby II Michael J. Pomante; Scot Schraufnagel

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 104.99

    This dictionary has over 200 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, including the president, his advisors, his family, his opponents, and his critics, as well as members of Congress, military leaders, and international leaders. more...

  • Obama and the Worldby Inderjeet Parmar; Linda B. Miller; Mark Ledwidge

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This significantly revised, updated and extended second edition of New Directions in US Foreign Policy retains the strongest aspects of its original structure but adds a comprehensive account of the latest theoretical perspectives, the key actors and issues, and new policy directions. Offering a detailed and systematic outline of the field, this... more...

  • The Rhetoric of Heroic Expectationsby Justin S. Vaughn; Jennifer R. Mercieca

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Campaign rhetoric helps candidates to get elected, but its effects last well beyond the counting of the ballots; this was perhaps never truer than in Barack Obama?s 2008 campaign. Did Obama create such high expectations that they actually hindered his ability to enact his agenda? Should we judge his performance by the scale of the expectations his... more...