The First (Paperback)

President Barack Obama's Road to the White House as Originally Reported by Roland S. Martin

By Roland S. Martin

Third World Press, 9780883783160, 372pp.

Publication Date: January 31, 2010

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Noted African American journalist Roland Martin takes readers back down President Barack Obama’s campaign trail in this chronological journal of events that dates back to when then Senator Obama had yet to announce his candidacy and follows him on his journey to the presidency. Martin’s charismatic writing style is presented through his in-depth analysis of the presidential campaign and Obama’s struggles and successes. Martin gives readers insight on how each important event played out in front of the nation and also shares interviews from his broadcasts, including an interview he conducted with President Obama after his win in Iowa in January 2008. Other Notable interviews include Dr. Cornel West, Rep John Lewis, Spike Lee, Maxine Waters and Michael Eric Dyson.

About the Author

Roland S. Martin is one of the most recognized black journalists in American Media. He is a CNNanalyst, a senior analyst for the Tom Joyner Morning Show, and the host of TV One Network'sWashington Watch With Roland.