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He Was Our Man in Washington

A History of the Obama Years

Owen Symes


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He Was Our Man in Washington provides a detailed narrative of the years of the Obama administration gravitating around six key topics: the War on Terror, the Great Recession, marginal struggles, the Affordable Care Act, climate change, and Indigenous issues, that sit at the intersection of the other topics. Each chapter begins with a brief account of the historical context within which the Obama administration acted. The result is a fair-minded but highly critical interpretation of president Obama and his brand of "hope and change," grounded in a reality that goes beyond mere headlines.

Zero Books, 9781789043310, 400pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2021

About the Author

Owen grew up in Scranton, PA, and spent his childhood buried in science fiction and history. He attended Hillsdale College, receiving a BA in history and meeting his future wife. Dissatisfaction at work coupled with an increasing political awareness prompted him to turn to writing history full time. He lives in Clarkson, Michigan, where he is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. He Was Our Man in Washington is his first book.