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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Peter Slevin  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Slevin is an associate professor at Northwestern University in Evanston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Peter Slevin teaches classes on politics and the media and the U.S. role in world affairs. He previously spent many years as a veteran national and international correspondent with ''The Washington Post''.

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Titles At Your Library

Michelle Obama: A Life
ISBN: 0307958825

Knopf. 2015

An inspiring story of a modern American icon, here is the first comprehensive account of the life and times of Michelle Obama. With disciplined reporting and a storyteller’s eye for revealing detail, Peter Slevin follows Michelle to the White House from her working-class childhood on Chicago’s largely segregated South Side. He illuminates her tribulations at Princeton University and Harvard Law School during the racially charged 1980s and the dilemmas she faced in Chicago while building a high-powered career, raising a family and helping a young community organizer named Barack Obama become president of the United States. From the lessons she learned in Chicago to the messages she shares as one of the most recognizable women in the world, the story of this First Lady is the story of America. Michelle Obama: A Life is a fresh and compelling view of a woman of unique achievement and purpose.


Michelle Obama

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