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  • Title: The Audacity of Hoop: Basketball and the Age of Obama
  • Author: Alexander Wolff
  • ISBN: 9781439913093
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Hardcover

  • While basketball didn t take up residence in the White House in January 2009, the game nonetheless played an outsized role in forming the man who did In The Audacity of Hoop, celebrated sportswriter Alexander Wolff examines Barack Obama, the person and president, by the light of basketball This game helped Obama explore his identity, keep a cool head, impress his futureWhile basketball didn t take up residence in the White House in January 2009, the game nonetheless played an outsized role in forming the man who did In The Audacity of Hoop, celebrated sportswriter Alexander Wolff examines Barack Obama, the person and president, by the light of basketball This game helped Obama explore his identity, keep a cool head, impress his future wife, and define himself as a candidate Wolff chronicles Obama s love of the game from age 10, on the campaign trail where it eventually took on talismanic meaning and throughout his two terms in office More than 125 photographs illustrate Obama dribbling, shooting free throws, playing pickup games, cooling off with George Clooney, challenging his special assistant Reggie Love for a rebound, and taking basketball to political meetings There is also an assessment of Obama s influence on the NBA, including a dawning political consciousness in the league s locker rooms Sidebars reveal the evolution of the president s playing style, Baracketology a not entirely scientific art of filling out the commander in chief s NCAA tournament bracket and a timeline charts Obama s personal and professional highlights.Equal parts biographical sketch, political narrative, and cultural history, The Audacity of Hoop shows how the game became a touchstone in Obama s exercise of the power of the presidency.
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    Commentaires:

    Sean Kelly
    The goal of this review is to remain relatively apolitical, but it's possible that the act of reading The Audacity of Hoop is political in and of itself. Alexander Wolff's work in Sports Illustrated and other publications is interesting and well-written, and TAH does not deviate from this trend. There are essentially two components to this book: the basketball part and the politics part. Wolff does a fine job of intertwining the two, so there is just enough to keep basketball fans and political [...]

    Sally
    Basketball fans would really like this book. You'll need to know some basketball lingo to understand some of it though. I don't know what H-O-R-S-E means (maybe some kind of one-on-one playing?). Lots of sports name dropping along with politicos (NBA players, congressmen, cabinet members) and their corresponding history of the sport. Some of the writing didn't have anything to do with Obama. Also needs more editing - many run-on sentences.

    Dave
    A nice walk down a recent memory lane with my beloved President Obama. I knew basketball was an important part of his life, as it was for me as a guy who enjoyed the competition and fellowship of playing the game till I was in my 50's.

    Artie
    A low 5. The photos are stunning but the text is just slightly above average.

    Noah
    I love how Barack Obama has a passion for basketball playing it on the campaign trail and in the White House while President and attending NBA games and other basketball games and teams getting invite d to the White House and photos of them with him in the Oval Office. Truly an amazing story.

    Bap
    This book is a series of essays by sportswriter Alexander Wolff concerning the impact that basketball had on a scrawny kid growing up in Hawaii without a father and a mother often out of the picture doing field research. That left Barry with his grand parents. One of the few times he met his father, he gave him a basketball which was odd as there is no evidence that his father played or cared about the game. But Barry used the sport as a passport to self confidence and a link to his place as a b [...]

    Ken Lawrence
    Very interesting book about President Obama and basketball. Seriously.

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