Audio Included in Post. Runs 16 Minutes. Audio ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. New York Times best selling author Jonathan Alter discusses his paperback bestseller The Promise – President Obama Year One on Afternoons with Amos. Published by Simon and Shuster, The Promise recounts President Barack Obama’s last days of the 2008 campaign and his first year in the White House. With a special new material for the paperback edition covering 2010. Alter, a Newsweek Columnist and commentator for NBC News and MSNBC was given access to the President and other officials, aides and friends to tell a fascinating story of a historic Presidency.