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Barack Obama: Invisible Man

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Barack Obama: Invisible Man


By David Masciotra

Tells the story of how America lost sight of a great president and tragically found a terrible one. It is a provocative and informative cultural and literary look at the life and political career of President Barack Obama. Inspired

by Ralph Ellison’s masterpiece, Invisible Man, it contends that Obama’s historic status as first black president rendered the real man and leader invisible to much of America. The genuine figure of elegance and hope presented an opportunity for American growth, but due to the loaded reality of race, that opportunity was lost, and Donald Trump was able to take power. This is an important new book about Barack Obama, race, Trump, and American culture. It is unlike any other interpretation of the Obama presidency.

David Masciotra is a cultural columnist with Salon. He is also the author of Working On a Dream: The Progressive Political Vision of Bruce Springsteen, Mellencamp: American Troubadour, and a forthcoming collection of personal essays. He lives with his wife and cats in Indiana, where he teaches writing and literature courses at the university level.


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