Barack Obama - Author

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Barack Obama was born in Honolulu in 1961. In his early twenties he found his vocation working among poor communities on the south side of Chicago. Later he went to law school at Harvard University, where he became the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. In 1995 he published his memoir Dreams from My Father, which became a bestseller soon after it was reissued in 2004. After returning to Chicago, he was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996.

Barack Obama delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and later that year he was elected to the US Senate. His second book, The Audacity of Hope, was published in 2006 and became an immediate bestseller. In November 2008 Senator Obama beat John McCain to become the 44th President of the United States of America. He is married to Michelle, with whom he has two daughters, Sasha and Malia.

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Farewell Speeches

Farewell Speeches

Author: Barack Obama, Michelle Obama Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2017

Audacity

Audacity

Author: Barack Obama Format: eBook Release Date: 02/03/2017

We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it.---Barack Obama Few political careers and presidencies have been more defined by speeches than Barack Obama's. This book is a collection of Barack Obamas most Influential speeches that span Obama' political career --from his time as senator through to the end of his tenure as president giving an in-depth look into his views on everything from the economy, race, religion, foreign policy (diplomacy and war), healthcare, gun violence, political discourse, and the trajectory of America (historical and looking forward). Obama's best oratory is beautifully written, meticulously crafted and theatrically delivered. It is a record of Americans fears, flaws, shortcomings and accomplishments.

Dreams From My Father A Story of Race and Inheritance

Dreams From My Father A Story of Race and Inheritance

Author: Barack Obama Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2016

An international bestseller which has sold over a million copies in the UK, Dreams From My Father is a refreshing, revealing portrait of a young man asking big questions about identity and belonging. The son of a black African father and a white American mother, President Obama recounts an emotional odyssey, retracing the migration of his mother's family from Kansas to Hawaii, then to his childhood home in Indonesia. Finally he travels to Kenya, where he confronts the bitter truth of his father's life and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.

Inaugural Address Minibook

Inaugural Address Minibook

Author: Barack Obama Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/07/2014

Inaugural Address Minibook

Inaugural Address Minibook

Author: Barack Obama Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/07/2014

What Is Best in America

What Is Best in America

Author: Barack Obama Format: eBook Release Date: 28/01/2011

On January 8, 2011 a gunman opened fire in the parking lot of a Tucson, Arizona supermarket, where U. S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords was holding an opening meeting with her constituents. Nineteen people were wounded, and six people died. Four days later, at a memorial service at the McKale Memorial Center at the University of Arizona, President Obama gave a speech that remembered those who had died, gave thanks to the heroes of that day, and called upon Americans to strive to be better, more humble, always honest and kind-- to live up to the example of those who died, and to the promise of America. President Obama's speech in Tucson was a landmark call for unity, and a reflection of all that is best in America.

Of Thee I Sing A Letter to My Daughters

Of Thee I Sing A Letter to My Daughters

Author: Barack Obama Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/11/2010

In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped his nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all children. Breathtaking, evocative illustrations by award-winning artist Loren Long at once capture the personalities and achievements of these great Americans and the innocence and promise of childhood. This beautiful book celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans, from the nation's founders to generations to come. It is about the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths.

Of Thee I Sing

Of Thee I Sing

Author: Barack Obama Format: eBook Release Date: 16/11/2010

Former president Barack Obama delivers a tender, beautiful letter to his daughters in this picture book illustrated by the award-winning Loren Long (Otis) that's made to be treasured! In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America's children.Breathtaking, evocative illustrations by award-winning artist Loren Long at once capture the personalities and achievements of these great Americans and the innocence and promise of childhood.This beautiful book celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans, from our nation's founders to generations to come. It is about the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths. It is a treasure to cherish with your family forever.

Change We Can Believe In Barack Obama's Plan to Renew America's Promise

Change We Can Believe In Barack Obama's Plan to Renew America's Promise

Author: Barack Obama Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/2009

The election of Barack Obama as President of the United States was a defining moment in American history. After years of failed policies, Barack Obama was given the chance to reclaim the American dream. He proved himself to be a new kind of leader - one who could bring people together, be honest about the challenges we all face and move his nation forward. Change We Can Believe In outlines his vision for America and its standing in the world.

The Audacity of Hope Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

The Audacity of Hope Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

Author: Barack Obama Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/02/2008

Barack Obama's success in becoming President-Elect of the United States means he will dramatically change the face that his country presents to the world. In this bestselling book Obama discusses the importance of empathy in politics, his hopes for a different America with different policies, and how the ideals of its democracy can be renewed. With intimacy and self-deprecating humour, Obama describes his experiences as a politician and balancing his family life with his public vocation. His search for consensus and his respect for the democratic process inform every sentence. A senator and a lawyer, a professor and a father, a Christian and a sceptic, Barack Obama has written a book of transforming power that will inspire people the world over.

Dreams from My Father

Dreams from My Father

Author: Barack Obama Format: eBook Release Date: 06/03/2007

Beautifully crafted . . . moving and candid . . . this book belongs on the shelf beside works like James McBrides The Color of Water and Gregory Howard Williamss Life on the Color Line as a tale of living astride Americas racial categories. Scott TurowIn this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his fathera figure he knows more as a myth than as a manhas been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odysseyfirst to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mothers family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his fathers life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. Provocative . . . Persuasively describes the phenomenon of belonging to two different worlds, and thus belonging to neither. New York Times Book ReviewObamas writing is incisive yet forgiving. This is a book worth savoring. Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here

Audacity of Hope

Audacity of Hope

Author: Barack Obama Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners' minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what Obama called ';the audacity of hope.' The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama's call for a different brand of politicsa politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the ';endless clash of armies' we see in congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of ';our improbable experiment in democracy.' He explores those forcesfrom the fear of losing to the perpetual need to raise money to the power of the mediathat can stifle even the best-intentioned politician. He also writes, with surprising intimacy and self-deprecating humor, about settling in as a senator, seeking to balance the demands of public service and family life, and his own deepening religious commitment.At the heart of this book is Barack Obama's vision of how we can move beyond our divisions to tackle concrete problems. He examines the growing economic insecurity of American families, the racial and religious tensions within the body politic, and the transnational threatsfrom terrorism to pandemicthat gather beyond our shores. And he grapples with the role that faith plays in a democracywhere it is vital and where it must never intrude. Underlying his stories about family, friends, and members of the Senate is a vigorous search for connection: the foundation for a radically hopeful political consensus. A public servant and a lawyer, a professor and a father, a Christian and a skeptic, and above all a student of history and human nature, Barack Obama has written a book of transforming power. Only by returning to the principles that gave birth to our Constitution, he says, can Americans repair a political process that is broken, and restore to working order a government that has fallen dangerously out of touch with millions of ordinary Americans. Those Americans are out there, he writes';waiting for Republicans and Democrats to catch up with them.'

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