This site is designed to introduce visitors--and potential new readers!--to my work as a historian who studies, writes about, and appreciates the fullness of the human experience, in all of its richness and diversity. From biographies of prominent leaders to hopeful migrations and tragic conflicts, this site is dedicated to challenging readers to think in new and deeper ways about history and the times in which we live.
· The first authoritative history of the Obama
presidency in its entirety.
· Captures the America that made Barack Obama’s
White House years possible, while at the same time
rendering the America that resolutely resisted the
idea of a black chief executive thus making
conceivable the ascent of the most unlikely of his
· Centers the experiences of African Americans and
the ways that they experienced, imagined, and
interpreted the Obama presidency and its legacy.
· A nonpartisan book based on a wide range of
sources, including government records, interviews,
and insider accounts.
· Available from Johns Hopkins University Press,
Amazon.com, and anywhere books are sold.
· Available in book, digital, and audio formats.
"This is a brilliant and fascinating account that has filled in many gaps. . . . There is a lot that Liberians can learn from this work that should provide a context for reconciliation and reconstruction."
Amos Sawyer, Interim President of Liberia (1990-1994) and author of The Emergence of Autocracy in Liberia