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THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Times / Guardian / Telegraph / i News / The New York Times / Washington Post / NPR / Marie ClaireA riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy'Gorgeously written, humorous, compelling, life affirming' Justin Webb, Mail on SundayIn the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency-a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation's highest office. Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S.
Barack Obama's memoir, written long before his political career began, is a remarkable story of one man's search for his identity.
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Barack Obama's political vision for the future of America, written two years before he became president; the New York Times bestseller
President Barack Obama's #1 New York Times bestselling memoir of his childhood and young adult years, a compelling journey through family, race and identity, is now adapted for young people. Includes a new introduction from the author, a new full-colour plate section and a family tree
Pages of photos in black and white
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.
Key speeches from the 44th President of the United States
This volume features 85 of Barack Obama's most influential and impactful speechesspanning more than a decade from his time in the Senate to his final day in the presidency.Hailed as one of the greatest orators of modern times, former President Barack Obama has inspired millions through his speeches. This collectiona hearty 704 pagesprovides a comprehensive look at how Obama's message of hope and change evolved from before his presidency until his last day in office. Today more than ever, these speeches resonate with optimism and keen insights that people of all viewpoints and political backgrounds can appreciate and learn from. Pieces include Pre-presidential speeches that signified Obama as a rising star.Speeches from some of the most important events of his presidency.His first and second inaugural addresses, all of his State of the Union addresses, and his moving 2017 farewell speech.Dozens more, covering the greatest issues facing the United States, and the world. Perfect for any political aficionado, newshound, or admirer of the 44th president of the United States, this collection makes an ideal gift.
Quotes captures your subconscious mind, which forms 90% of your total mind. The subconscious mind is the creative mind. So, when it is frequently filled with positive commands it will bring an overall change in your overall personality.Most of the quotes will hardly take you 10-20 seconds to swallow. However the message contained in these quotes are quite heavy, which will be sufficient for months or even years.If you closely make a study of quotes, you will come to see, they were not created, rather it happened by accident.Great leaders and visionaries say things from their life experience which will be picked up by their followers and they will publicize it to the world. So it is not sold to you, rather it is passed from generation to generation, like a rare gem.';Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But its not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you wont. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.'- Barack ObamaPresident Barack Obama is the 44th and current president of the United States, and the first African American to serve as U.S. president. First elected to the presidency in 2008, he won a second term in 2012.President Obama has inspired and given hope to many around the world. His words and his actions are ones that people need during the times we are currently living in.';Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. And it will leave you unfulfilled.'- Barack Obama
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.
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.
Barack Obama's success in becoming President of the United States meant that he dramatically changed the face that his country presented to the world. In this bestselling book, Barack 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.
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, Barack Obama recounts an emotional odyssey, retracing the migration of his mother's family from Kansas to Hawai'i, 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. Written nearly fifteen years before becoming president, Dreams from My Father is an unforgettable read. It illuminates not only Obama's journey, but also our universal desire to understand our history and what makes us who we are.