They Said This Day Would Never Come by Chris Liddell-Westefeld audiobook

They Said This Day Would Never Come: Chasing the Dream on Obama's Improbable Campaign

By Chris Liddell-Westefeld

PublicAffairs, Public Affairs 9781541730618

Unabridged

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    Available on 01/07/2020

    ISBN: 9781549103698

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    Available on 01/07/2020

    ISBN: 9781549103674

Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The thrilling story of Barack Obama's first presidential campaign, and the volunteers and staff inspired by his vision of hope and possibility, that propelled the longshot candidate to become the 44th President of the United States
In the year leading up to the Iowa caucuses, few thought a freshman senator named Barack Hussein Obama would be able to win the Democratic nomination--not to mention become the most popular leader in the world.
But something was stirring. Hundreds of young people from all over the country began assembling in Iowa. These "kids" became the foundation of one of the most improbable presidential campaigns of our lifetime.
Chris Liddell-Westefeld was one of those kids. He and dozens of other staff and volunteers dedicated every ounce of their time, intelligence, and limited resources to helping elect Obama, as what started in Iowa spread nationwide. Drawn from more than 200 interviews with alumni including David Axelrod, David Plouffe, Alyssa Mastromonaco, Dan Pfeiffer, Valerie Jarrett, Josh Earnest, Tommy Vietor, Jon Favreau, and President Obama himself, They Said This Day Would Never Come takes readers deep inside the most inspirational and successful presidential campaign in recent history.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Chris's book reminds us that politics doesn't have to feel hopeless or slimy if we're willing to put in the effort--this is a beautiful and genuinely moving oral history of how young people who believe in something and are willing to actually DO something about it can change the world. Amanda Litman, cofounder of Run for Something
They Said This Day Would Never Come tells the story of Barack Obama's historic 2008 campaign through the voices of the people who made it happen, but it's about so much more than one election. It tells a story about the power of everyday people to shape the course of our country and change the world. Dan Pfeiffer, cohost of Pod Save America and author of Yes We Still Can

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Author Bio: Chris Liddell-Westefeld

Author Bio: Chris Liddell-Westefeld

Chris Liddell-Westefeld joined the Obama for America campaign in 2007 and went on to spend five years on the Obama White House staff. Since 2014, Liddell-Westefeld has documented the story of the Obama presidency through oral history interviews.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English