The Promise: President Obama, Year One

Jun 15, 2010

Over a year into his term in office, President Obama has faced leading the nation through a continuing war in Afghanistan, one of the worst economic eras since the Great Depression, and now the BP oil crisis in the Gulf of Mexico. Jonathan Alter, Chicago-native and longtime Newsweek columnist, assesses Obama’s first year as president in his book The Promise: President Obama, Year One: how well has he done? Alter interviewed Obama’s top advisors and the President himself to give an inside-look at his triumphs and failures. What is Obama like behind closed doors? How far has he advanced his campaign promise of “change we can believe in?”

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