Just a few years ago, most people had never even heard the name Barack Obama. Now he is the President of the United States, the first African-American to hold the office. A brilliant speaker, Obama energized voters, inspiring many who had never voted before to do so. Who is Barack Obama and how did he become so powerful so quickly? What makes him so driven? The exciting biographies in the Front-Page Lives series take an in-depth look at some of the world's most fascinating people.