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The 2012 presidential election will be remembered as a hinge of history. President Barack Obama, who won his first term with a promise of hope, faced a tough path to reelection, including the challenges of the floundering economy, widespread joblessness, and obvious ferocity between Democrats and Republicans. In his new book, "The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies,"
Jonathan Alter uses his unparalleled access to Obama's inner circle, and his deep knowledge of politics and history to tell the story of Obama's most recent—and final—campaign. Sharing new information and measured insights, Alter parses the 2012 election stakes and looks astutely toward Obama's second term, offering a deeper understanding of both the man and his presidency.
This event is presented by the Chicago Humanities Festival in partnership with First United Methodist Church at The Chicago Temple.
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