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  • Barack Obama came to office with both a first-class intellect and a first-class temperament. Even his fiercest critics in Congress didn’t try to deny that he was smart and had an easy rapport with people he met personally. The question for him was about his public temperament—the way his character and style connected to the American people. Temperament is the “great separator,” as the legendary political scientist Richard Neustadt put it. “Experience will leave its mark on expertise; so will a man’s ambition for himself and his constituents. But something like that ‘first-rate’ temperament is what turns know-how and desire into his personal account.” In an age when the public gets to “know” the president so intimately through the media, those with temperaments that don’t wear well—Herbert Hoover, Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush—have a harder time when things go badly.

    Jonathan AlterThe Promise

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    2010
    Jonathan Alter

  • The Obama Nation

    2008
    Jerome R Corsi

  • Barack Obama

    2012
    David Maraniss

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    2007
    David Mendell

  • Obama's Wars

    2010
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    2012
    Bob Woodward

  • The Communist

    2012
    Paul Kengor

  • Ten Letters

    2011
    Eli Saslow

  • Michelle

    2008
    Liza Mundy

  • Dreams from My Father

    1995
    Barack Obama

  • Joe Biden

    2010
    Jules Witcover

  • Courage and Consequence

    2010
    Karl Rove

  • A Bound Man

    2007
    Shelby Steele

  • Oliver Stone's Untold History of America

    2013
    Oliver Stone and Peter J. Kuznick

  • Back to Our Future

    2011
    David Sirota

  • The Longest War

    2011
    Peter Bergen

  • Broke

    2010
    Kevin Balfe and Glenn Beck

  • The Presidents Club

    2012
    Michael Duffy and Nancy Gibbs

  • Homeland

    2010
    Damien Lewis and George Obama

  • Into the Story

    2010
    David Maraniss

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    2011
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