World Affairs Council of Greater Houston presents The World As It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House
From one of Barack Obama's most trusted aides comes a revelatory behind-the-scenes account of his presidency - and how idealism can confront harsh reality and still survive.
Ben Rhodes takes us through Obama's journey prior the White House until his final presidency hours. He shares with us an inside look of the most tense and poignant moments in recent history such as the bin Laden raid and his experience from the Situation Room; reaching a nuclear agreement with Iran and details of the secret negotiations with the Cuban government.
Considered a bestseller by the New York Times, The World As It Is portrays the full story of what it means to work alongside an important and influential leader, how the White House functioned under Obama's leadership, and what it means to have a partnership and a friendship with one of the most historic presidents of the United States.