Wheelers Books
Refine By
Publication Date
Fiction / Non-Fiction
    Age
      Format
        Extended Format
        Show Large Print:
        Category
          Publication Country
            Latest Additions
            Language
              Price
              -

              Books by Jeanne Marie Laskas

              Stock Availability: Sort by: View:

              Total 6 jump to: go
              To Obama: A People's History

              To Obama: A People's History (Paperback)

              By Laskas, Jeanne Marie

              • RRP: $24.99
              • $19.49
              • Save $5.50
              • In Stock At Publisher

              Every day, President Obama received ten thousand letters from ordinary American citizens. Every night, he read ten of them before going to bed. This is the story of how they shaped his presidency. Together they reveal the diary of a nation. In To Obama, Jeanne Marie Laskas interv...iews President Obama, the letter-writers themselves and the White House staff in the Office of Presidential Correspondence who were witness to the millions of pleas, rants, thank-yous and apologies that landed in the mailroom during the Obama years. There is Peggy, a patriotic grandmother who thinks the President is trying to lead the country into socialism and recommends that he read the Constitution; Bill, a lifelong Republican whose attitude towards immigration reform was transformed when he met a boy who escaped MS-13 gang leaders in El Salvador; Jordan, a seven-year-old about to be adopted, who wants to thank the President for keeping him safe; James, who on the morning after the 2016 election tells the President to start packing; and Dawn, who writes to say that he made it possible for a very jaded generation to begin to hope and believe in the good. They wrote to Obama out of gratitude and desperation, in their darkest times of need, with anger, fear and respect. To Obama is an intimate look at one man's relationship with the American people, and at a time when empathy intersected with politics in the White House.
              Read more

              ISBN 9781408894507
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
              View details for this title
              To Obama: A People's History
               

              To Obama: A People's History (EPUB ebook)

              By Laskas, Jeanne Marie

              One of the most important politics books of the year, To Obama is a record of a time when politics intersected with empathy. 'The real story of Obama's America' Sunday Times Every day, President Obama received ten thousand letters from ordinary American citizens. Every night, he ...read ten of them before going to bed. In To Obama, Jeanne Marie Laskas interviews President Obama, the letter-writers themselves and the White House staff in the Office of Presidential Correspondence who were witness to the millions of pleas, rants, thank-yous and apologies that landed in the mailroom during the Obama years. At once desperate, joyful, hateful and despairing, they form an intimate portrait of one man's relationship with the American people, and of a time when empathy intersected with politics in the White House.
              Read more

              ISBN 9781408894545
              Available in EPUB
              Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
              Language en
              Released NZ 18 Sep 2018
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
              View details for this title
              Concussion
                

              Concussion (EPUB ebook)

              By Laskas, Jeanne Marie

              The brilliant young forensic pathologist had no idea that the body on the slab in front of him would change his life, and ultimately change the world. The body belonged to 53 year-old Mike Webster, a legendary American Footballer.

              ISBN 9780241975923
              Available in EPUB
              Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
              Language en
              Released NZ 24 Nov 2015
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Ebook Terms Titles are sold with a 2 year time limit, or 36 loan limit, 21 days maximum loan period view?
              Loan Credits 36
              Each copy purchased buys 36 loan credits to be used on your eplatform portal
              View details for this title
              Concussion
               

              Concussion (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Laskas, Jeanne Marie

              • Imp. $34.50
              • $27.60
              • Save $6.90
              • Not Available Locally

              A Random House trade paperback original --Title page verso.

              ISBN 9780812987577
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2015
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
              View details for this title
              Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work
               

              Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Laskas, Jeanne Marie

              • RRP: $36.99
              • $29.59
              • Save $7.40
              • In Stock US

              More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

              ISBN 9780425267271
              Released NZ 3 Sep 2013
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 18+ years
              Availability
              Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
              View details for this title
              To Obama: With Love, Joy, Anger, and Hope
               

              To Obama: With Love, Joy, Anger, and Hope (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Laskas, Jeanne Marie

              • RRP: $38.99
              • $31.19
              • Save $7.80
              • Not Yet Available

              President Barack Obama received ten thousand letters a day from his constituents. This is the story of the private and profound relationship with letter writers that shaped his presidency. Their voices combine to reveal a diary of a nation. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR... BY GLAMOUR Every evening for eight years, at his request, President Obama was given ten handpicked letters written by ordinary American citizens--the unfiltered voice of a nation--from his Office of Presidential Correspondence. He was the first president to interact daily with constituent mail and to archive it in its entirety. The letters affected not only the president and his policies but also the deeply committed people who were tasked with opening and reading the millions of pleas, rants, thank-yous, and apologies that landed in the White House mailroom. In To Obama, Jeanne Marie Laskas interviews President Obama, the letter writers themselves, and the White House staff who sifted through the powerful, moving, and incredibly intimate narrative of America during the Obama years: There is Kelli, who saw her grandfathers finally marry--legally--after thirty-five years together; Bill, a lifelong Republican whose attitude toward immigration reform was transformed when he met a boy escaping MS-13 gang leaders in El Salvador; Heba, a Syrian refugee who wants to forget the day the tanks rolled into her village; Marjorie, who grappled with disturbing feelings of racial bias lurking within her during the George Zimmerman trial; and Vicki, whose family was torn apart by those who voted for Trump and those who did not. They wrote to Obama out of gratitude and desperation, in their darkest times of need, in search of connection. They wrote with anger, fear, and respect. And together, this chorus of voices achieves a kind of beautiful harmony. To Obama is an intimate look at one man's relationship to the American people, and at a time when empathy intersected with politics in the White House.
              Read more

              ISBN 9780525509394
              Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              Showing not yet available from supplier. Ships once released.
              View details for this title
              Total 6 jump to: go