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Renegades: Born in the USA by Barack Obama
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Renegades: Born in the USA (edition 2021)

by Barack Obama (Author)

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"Two longtime friends share an intimate and urgent conversation about life, music, and their enduring love of America, with all its challenges and contradictions, in this stunningly produced expansion of their groundbreaking Higher Ground podcast, featuring more than 350 photographs, exclusive bonus content, and never-before-seen archival material"--… (more)
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Title:Renegades: Born in the USA
Authors:Barack Obama (Author)
Info:Crown (2021), Edition: First Edition, 320 pages
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RENEGADES (2021) is a coffee table-size book published as a companion to the podcast conversations recorded between Obama and Springsteen in 2020-2021 (reproduced in print here). It is filled with photos old and new of the two principals and their families, pics which enhance their rambling talks on just about everything - absent fathers, childhood, adolescence, music, race, politics, careers, fatherhood, the importance of family and more. It seems an unlikely friendship, given the differences in their backgrounds, and the fact that Springsteen is a dozen or more years older, but the relationship comes across as warm and mutually respectful. And the exchanges are filled with humor, heartfelt, often moving, revelations, and bits of trivia and incidental information you'd probably never have found anywhere else.There are also scribbled and printed pages of song lyrics, and annotated copies of speeches included. But the conversations and photos are the heart of this handsome volume. I am a longtime fan of both these guys - and I'm older than both of them. A very enjoyable read and the photos are wonderful. Very highly recommended.

-Tim Bazzett, author of the memoir, BOOKLOVER ( )
  TimBazzett | Apr 28, 2022 |
The foregoing reviews tell you what the book is and where it came from as a physical entity.
Its more than that; it is an extremely satisfying, thought provoking and hopeful social exploration. It is perfect for reading right through, for dipping into (often) and for just looking at the photos of two accomplished men and their times.
I sure hope they are right. ( )
  gmillar | Jan 14, 2022 |
Based on their excellent podcast, this coffee table book expands on their conversations and includes lots of photos, copies of some of Obama's speeches, Springsteen's lyrics and reproductions of archival documents and ephemera. I loved the podcast and this book was a great adjunct to it but I have to be honest: it weighs a ton and isn't easy to hold and read in bed. ( )
  jessibud2 | Dec 5, 2021 |
I like these two men and have read and enjoyed both of their biographies so I was quite interested in what this book might offer. The majority of the book is transcript style and documents conversations between them on a variety of subjects. It also has lots of great photographs, a selection of Springsteen's song lyrics and copies of some of Obama's important speeches. It gets pretty red, white & blue in places but overall, it was an interesting, quick read. ( )
  Iudita | Dec 1, 2021 |
This gorgeous coffee-table book is an extension of the two close friends’ podcast. Read my full review here. ( )
  joyblue | Nov 28, 2021 |
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"Two longtime friends share an intimate and urgent conversation about life, music, and their enduring love of America, with all its challenges and contradictions, in this stunningly produced expansion of their groundbreaking Higher Ground podcast, featuring more than 350 photographs, exclusive bonus content, and never-before-seen archival material"--

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