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West Wingers

Summary

The Obama White House staff invites us behind-the-scenes of history for a deeply personal and moving look at the presidency and how a president's staff can change the nation When we elect a president, we elect with them an entire team that will join them in the West Wing to help run the country. Each of these staffers has a story to tell, and in West Wingers, Barack Obama's White House staff reveals how these extraordinary citizens shape the presidency and the nation. In these moving and revealing personal stories, 18 Obama staffers bring us deep inside the presidency, offering intimate accounts of how they made it to the White House, what they witnessed, and what they accomplished there. In each one we see the human face of government, staffers devoting themselves to the issues that have defined their lives. We hear from a married gay staffer pushing the president towards marriage equality; a senior aide working to implement the Affordable Care Act while battling Stage IV cancer; a hijab-wearing Muslim adviser accompanying the President to a mosque. From the triumphs of Obamacare and marriage equality to the tragedy of the Charleston shooting, this audiobook tells the history of the Obama presidency through the men and women who worked tirelessly to support his vision for America. More than just a history though, West Wingers is an inspiring call to arms for public service, a manifesto for the power of committed public servants to make real change, and a powerful testament to what true diversity, inclusivity, and progress can look like in America.   Audiobook table of contents: Evolution, by Gautam Raghavan, read by the author  Becoming a Man, by Michael Strautmanis, read by the author Imagine Joey Lucas, by Leah Katz-Hernandez, read by Kyla Garcia\ Laughing Between Two Ferns, by Brad Jenkins, read by the author Amazing Grace, by Heather Foster, read by the author Worth It, by Cecilia Muñoz, read by the author Go Toward the Good, by Hope Hall, read by the author Big F’ing Deal, by Michael J. Robertson, read by the author Alaska, by Raina Thele, read by the author A Call to Action, by Lynn Rosenthal, read by the author Behind the Mahogany Doors, by Bill Yosses, read by the author Full Circle, by Darienne Page, read by the author Imposter, by Deesha Dyer, read by the author September 12, by Ned Price, read by the author Sí Se Puede, by Julie Chavez Rodriguez, read by the author Right Where We Belong, by Rumana Ahmed, read by the author Fiery Latinas, by Stephanie Valencia, read by the author Before We Were Us, by Aneesh Raman, read by the author With a preface and additional sections read by author Gautam Raghavan.

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