Barack Obama & Bruce Springsteen, Renegades Born In The USA, 1st Ed, Signed
Exclusive Bonus Content, Never-Before-Seen Archival Material
Renegades: Born in the USA is a candid, revealing, and entertaining dialogue between President Barack Obama and legendary musician Bruce Springsteen that explores everything from their origin stories and career-defining moments to our country’s polarized politics and the growing distance between the American Dream and the American reality.
Filled with full-color photographs and rare archival material, it is a compelling and beautifully illustrated portrait of two outsiders–one Black and one white–looking for a way to connect their unconventional searches for meaning, identity, and community with the American story itself. It includes:
Original introductions by President Obama and Bruce Springsteen
Exclusive new material from the Renegades podcast recording sessions
Obama’s never-before-seen annotated speeches, including his Remarks at the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Marches
Springsteen’s handwritten lyrics for songs spanning his 50-year-long career
Rare and exclusive photographs from the authors’ personal archives
Historical photographs and documents that provide rich visual context for their conversation
In a recording studio stocked with dozens of guitars, and on at least one Corvette ride, Obama and Springsteen discuss marriage and fatherhood, race and masculinity, the lure of the open road and the call back to home. They also compare notes on their favorite protest songs, the most inspiring American heroes of all time, and more. Along the way, they reveal their passion for”and the occasional toll of”telling a bigger, truer story about America throughout their careers, and explore how our fractured country might begin to find its way back toward unity and global leadership. Signed by both on a tipped-in page; deluxe clothbound edition in slipcase.
As new, still in shrinkwrap.
Obama, Barak & Springsteen, Bruce. RENEGADES BORN IN THE USA: DREAMS, MYTHS, MUSIC. NY: Crown Publishing, 2021. Signed by both on a tipped-in page; 9-1/4″ x 11-1/8″; 303p.; slipcase; profusely illustrated.