Obama: The Call of History
Nominated for a 2017 NAACP Image Award: Best Biography or Memoir Peter Baker's authoritative history of the Obama presidency is the first complete account that will stand the test of time. Baker takes the measure of Obama's achievements and disappointments in office and brings into focus the real legacy of the man who, as he described himself, "doesn't look like all the presidents on the dollar bills. " With vivid color photographs by New York Times photographers and others of the events, major and minor, public and behind-the scenes, that defined Barack Obama's eight years in office, Obama: The Call of History is a portrait in full of America's first African-American president against the background of these tumultuous times.
As Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times, Peter Baker covered the Obama presidency since its inception. He is the author of Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House, named one of the five best non-fiction books of 2013 by The New York Times Book Review and a Notable Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton and, with his wife, Susan Glaser, Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin's Russia and the End of the Revolution.