The Resource The Breakthrough

The Breakthrough

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The Breakthrough
Title
The Breakthrough
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Summary
In The Breakthrough, veteran journalist Gwen Ifill surveys the American political landscape, shedding new light on the impact of Barack Obama’s stunning presidential victory and introducing the emerging young African American politicians forging a bold new path to political power. Ifill argues that the Black political structure formed during the Civil Rights movement is giving way to a generation of men and women who are the direct beneficiaries of the struggles of the 1960s. She offers incisive, detailed profiles of such prominent leaders as Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and U.S. Congressman Artur Davis of Alabama (all interviewed for this book), and also covers numerous up-and-coming figures from across the nation. Drawing on exclusive interviews with power brokers such as President Obama, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Vernon Jordan, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, his son Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., and many others, as well as her own razor-sharp observations and analysis of such issues as generational conflict, the race/ gender clash, and the "black enough" conundrum, Ifill shows why this is a pivotal moment in American history. The Breakthrough is a remarkable look at contemporary politics and an essential foundation for understanding the future of American democracy in the age of Obama
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Ifill, Gwen
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  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
  • History
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The Breakthrough
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OVERDRIVE:2df0a3b9-50a6-4463-a400-02d8716cc986
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385529204
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Breakthrough
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2df0a3b9-50a6-4463-a400-02d8716cc986
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780385529204
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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