Kamala's Way An American Life

Kamala's Way
Auteur: Dan Morain
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9781982175764
  • januari 2021
  • 272 pagina's
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A revelatory biography of the first Black woman to stand for Vice President, charting how the daughter of two immigrants in segregated California became one of this country&;s most effective power players.

There&;s very little that&;s conventional about Kamala Harris, and yet her personal story also represents the best of America. She grew up the eldest daughter of a single mother, a no-nonsense cancer researcher who emigrated from India at the age of nineteen in search of a better education. She and her husband, an accomplished economist from Jamaica, split up when Kamala was only five.

The Kamala Harris the public knows today is tough, smart, quick-witted, and demanding. She&;s a prosecutor&;her one-liners are legendary&;but she&;s more reticent when it comes to sharing much about herself, even in her memoirs. Fortunately, former Los Angeles Times reporter Dan Morain has been there from the start.

In Kamala&;s Way, he charts her career from its beginnings handling child molestation cases and homicides for the Alameda County District Attorney&;s office and her relationship as a twenty-nine-year-old with the most powerful man in the state: married Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, a relationship that would prove life-changing. Morain takes readers through Harris&;s years in the San Francisco District Attorney&;s Office, explores her audacious embrace of the little-known Barack Obama, and shows the sharp elbows she deployed to make it to the US Senate. He analyzes her failure as a presidential candidate and the behind-the-scenes campaign she waged to land the Vice President spot. Along the way, he paints a vivid picture of her values and priorities, the kind of people she brings into her orbit, the sorts of problems she&;s good at solving, and the missteps, risks, and bold moves she&;s made on her way to the top.

Kamala&;s Way is essential reading for all Americans curious about the woman standing by Joe Biden&;s side.



januari 2021
Aantal pagina's
272 pagina's


Dan Morain
Simon & Schuster



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439 g
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163 mm
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27 mm
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235 mm

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