Join Madison Public Library Foundation for a luncheon featuring Pulitzer-prize winning author David Maraniss discussing his newest biography, Barack Obama: The Story, to be released June 19.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Blackhawk Country Club
About David Maraniss:
David is a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and won the Pulitzer for national reporting in 1993 for his newspaper coverage of then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton. He currently works as an Associate Editor at The Washington Post and was a member of the team that won a 2008 Pulitzer for the newspaper's coverage of the Virginia Tech shooting.
Maraniss constructed this seamless novel through years of research, travel, and an interview with the president himself. The book focuses primarily on Obama's past, instead of his time as President.
"This book ends just as Obama is preparing for a political life, yet all the characteristics that are evident in his presidency are revealed and explained in a deep examination of his early years," David states, "From this meticulous examination of his past, one can see the roots of President Obama's innate caution and occasional boldness, and his determination at every step along the way to avoid traps that might limit him and his future."
All proceeds support Madison Public Library Foundation's annual grants for collections and programs at all nine Madison Public Library branches.