In his latest book, New York Times bestselling author and investigative journalist Richard Miniter explores President Barack Obama’s abilities as a leader by unearthing new details of his biggest successes and failures.
Based on exclusive interviews and never-before-published material, Leading from Behind peers into the secret world of the West Wing and the combative personalities that shape historic events.
Contrary to the White House narrative, which aims to define Obama as a visionary leader, Leading from Behind reveals a president who’s indecisive, moody, and often paralyzed by competing political considerations.
In fact, many victories—as well as several significant failures—during the Obama presidency are revealed as the work of strong women who led when the president did not: then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and Valerie Jarrett, his closest adviser and an Obama family confidante, whose unusual degree of influence has been a source of conflict with veteran political insiders.
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Here’s Miniter discussing the particulars of Leading from Behind with the International Business Times:
In Leading from Behind, you will learn:
In Leading from Behind, Miniter’s provocative research offers a dramatic, thoroughly sourced account of President Obama’s White House during a time of intense domestic controversy and international turmoil.
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