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"Barack Obama: The Story"

Barack Obama's life story is shrouded in mythology and anecdotes -- some fabricated by his political adversaries, some crafted by the president himself through his memoir. In "Barack Obama: The Story," journalist and biographer David Maraniss examines the true story of our 44th president. Kojo chats with Maraniss about the art of crafting a biography and the stories he unearthed about Obama.

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Copyright © 2012 by David Maraniss. Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc, NY.

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