The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama

Gwen Ifill, Author, Gwen Ifill, Read by
Gwen Ifill, Author, Gwen Ifill, Read by , read by the author. HighBridge Audio $34.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-59887-872-1
Reviewed on: 03/30/2009
Release date: 01/01/2009

Journalist and broadcaster Ifill offers a stellar analysis of the black political structure and its future in American politics. President Obama is featured but does not dominate the text; Ifill focuses more intently on such figures as Rev. Jesse Jackson and Newark, N.J., mayor Cory Booker, as well as Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts. As a reader, Ifill is professional, authoritative but never stuffy, impassioned but never biased. Listeners will be rewarded by a well-researched, well-narrated take on the implications of President Obama's election on the strongholds of African-American political power. A Doubleday hardcover (PW Daily, Jan. 16). (Feb.)

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