Meet David J. Garrow

  • May 11, 2017

The author of Rising Star comes to DC on Fri., May 12th, at 7PM.

Meet David J. Garrow

In this comprehensive biography of the pre-presidential Obama, Garrow, who won the Pulitzer for Bearing the Cross, his life of Martin Luther King, looks in detail at each stage of Obama’s personal and political development. Drawing on more than a thousand interviews, Garrow, professor of law and history and Distinguished Faculty Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, vividly evokes his subject’s early years in Hawaii and Indonesia, follows his academic progress from primary school through law school, and charts his political education as a community organizer and state senator. Garrow profiles the people who influenced Obama and shows how Obama used these influences. Epic in scale, this profound portrait of a leader takes Obama’s story up to the moment he decides to run for president. [Editor's note: Click here to read the Independent's recent review of Rising Star.]

This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

At Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Click here for info.

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