By Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia man is the author of a new book that takes a critical look at the legacy of President Obama.

“Well, what has he really done? Are you standing in a bread line? If you’re not– you can say thank you,” says Michael Days.

He is author of Obama’s Legacy: What He Accomplished as President, a book that takes a factual look at some of the triumphs of President Barack Obama. It chronicles Obama’s administration from his historic rise to power to the many under served groups he’s empowered to the positive policy decisions he’s made, beginning with the Great Recession.

Photo credit: KYW's Cherri Gregg

Photo credit: KYW’s Cherri Gregg

“One of the chunks of that in the beginning was Obama’s decision to save the auto industry,” said Days, “without out that– so many more would have lost their jobs.”

Days, who is managing editor of the Philadelphia Daily News, rarely tells his personal opinions, especially when it comes to politics. But this book, was something he chose to do so that his grandchildren could look back and see some of the successes of America’s first Black President, despite his many challenges.

“Congress did not give him much slack, especially in his second term when it was run by the Republicans,” said Days, “but he never, never faltered.”

Days refers to Obama as a “man of action” in his book, explaining in great detail the context surrounding the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the killing of Osama bin Laden, appointment of women to the US Supreme Court and much more. As for his most enduring legacy, Days believes, Obama and his family set an example that will be remembered.

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“He is a man of courage, a man of integrity and a man of persistence,” said Days.

Days will hold a discussion on Obama’s Legacy on October 18th at the African American Museum from 6:00-7:30 P.M.

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