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The Resource Michelle : a biography, Liza Mundy

Michelle : a biography, Liza Mundy

Label
Michelle : a biography
Title
Michelle
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Liza Mundy
Title variation
Michelle Obama
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Michelle Obama grew up on the south side of Chicago in a neighborhood rocked by white flight. She went to Harvard Law School, became a corporate lawyer, and then left to train community leaders. Her relationship with her husband Barack, like many couples with two careers and two children, has been strained at times by his political climb. Here, Mundy draws on interviews with more than one hundred people--including one with Michelle herself--to capture the complexity of this remarkable woman and the remarkable life she lives.
Summary
Washington Post writer Liza Mundy paints a revealing and intimate portrait of the most dynamic couple in politics today: Michelle, the highly organized, sometimes intimidating, list-making pragmatist; and Barack, the introspective political charmer who shoots for the stars. Michelle's story carries all the achievements and lingering pain of the post-civil rights era. She grew up on the south side of Chicago, in a neighborhood rocked by white flight. She went to Harvard Law School, became a corporate lawyer, then left to train community leaders. She can be funny and sharp-tongued, warm and blunt, empathic and demanding. Her relationship with Barack, like many couples with two careers and two children, has been strained at times by his political climb. In this carefully reported biography, drawing upon interviews with more than one hundred people, including one with Michelle herself, Mundy captures the complexity of this remarkable woman and the remarkable life she has lived.--From publisher description
Writing style
Assigning source
--Adapted from publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
288115
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 328.73092
  • B
Illustrations
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
E901.1.O24
LC item number
M86 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Michelle : a biography, Liza Mundy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-217)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19250707
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
217 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781416599432
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008033595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
photographs (chiefly color)
System control number
  • 15407688
  • (OCoLC)232127364
  • (OCoLC)ocn232127364
Label
Michelle : a biography, Liza Mundy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-217)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19250707
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
217 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781416599432
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008033595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
photographs (chiefly color)
System control number
  • 15407688
  • (OCoLC)232127364
  • (OCoLC)ocn232127364

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