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Decoder Buzz New Obama book: A danger to his image?

'Barack Obama: The Story,' which tells about the president's life as a young man in New York and Chicago, could threaten Obama's own carefully crafted narrative about his life.

By Staff writer / May 3, 2012

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A new biography of President Obama is about to hit book stores (and Amazon and WalMart and iTunes and wherever else people get their long-form printed material these days.) Is this in-depth tome – “Barack Obama: The Story,” by award-winning historian David Maraniss – a threat to the president’s reelection effort?