University of Florida – Norman “Norm” Ebenstein has written some really great books. However, it appears that he has lost his way with this book.
I think Ebenstein has taken it upon himself to give us an overview of the life of President Obama and how he became a leader. I also think that he could have gone a little deeper into what happened during the past four years, especially during the time that we were experiencing the recession. The author does a pretty good job of telling the story of how we got to where we are today, but he leaves out some important parts of President Obama’s story.
For example, the book tells the story of Obama’s upbringing, but leaves out the part where we learned that there were several other candidates running for the same position as Barack Obama. He also forgets the part of the book about Obama’s relationship with the Rev. Wright and Dr. King.
Of course, I’m not saying that all of the chapters are completely missing, just that I felt that the author left out a lot of important parts in his book. I guess what I am saying is that I was expecting more out of the book. There was so much that I wanted to talk about.
Unfortunately, the book didn’t live up to my expectations. It wasn’t as enjoyable to read as I thought it would be.
It will certainly take away from the legacy of President Obama, which is why I think it is so important for us to read as many of the biographies as we can find. We should also be aware that we need to read books about our own Presidents that we agree with, and not just the biographies that are written by political enemies of the current President. Please consider all this.
I personally found the author’s biography to be quite boring. The author only took us back to his life during his childhood, and that was it.
I also thought that the author had missed out on many things that President Obama has done in his presidency. For example, he was able to pass a bill that was originally passed by a Republican. He was able to get the economy moving again after many years of stagnation. President Obama is well on his way to building a strong and prosperous future.
Overall, the book isn’t bad, but I didn’t think that I would read it again. The author leaves out a lot of important events in his book, and the focus is too narrow.