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The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope

Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

  • Author: Barack Obama
  • Publisher: Crown
  • ISBN: 0307382095
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
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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 politics—a 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 forces—from the fear of losing to the perpetual need to raise money to the power of the media—that 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 threats—from terrorism to pandemic—that gather beyond our shores. And he grapples with the role that faith plays in a democracy—where 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.” From the Hardcover edition.

The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope

Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

  • Author: Barack Obama
  • Publisher: Text Publishing
  • ISBN: 1921776145
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 384
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The Audacity of Hope is an extraordinary book by an extraordinary man. Barack Obama spells out a vision of public life that is about finding the common threads that bind us all. He describes his hopes for a different America, and how the ideals of its democracy can be renewed.

The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope

Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

  • Author: Barack Obama
  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • ISBN: 1847670350
  • Category: African American legislators
  • Page: 375
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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, about balancing his family life and his public vocation. His earch 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

A Story of Race and Inheritance

  • Author: Barack Obama
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • ISBN: 9780307394125
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 464
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In 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 father—a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man—has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey—first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother’s family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. Pictured in lefthand photograph on cover: Habiba Akumu Hussein and Barack Obama, Sr. (President Obama's paternal grandmother and his father as a young boy). Pictured in righthand photograph on cover: Stanley Dunham and Ann Dunham (President Obama's maternal grandfather and his mother as a young girl). From the Trade Paperback edition.

Change We Can Believe In

Change We Can Believe In

Barack Obama's Plan to Renew America's Promise

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Crown
  • ISBN: 9780307460462
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
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At this defining moment in our history, Americans are hungry for change. After years of failed policies and failed politics from Washington, this is our chance to reclaim the American dream. Barack Obama has proven to be a new kind of leader–one who can bring people together, be honest about the challenges we face, and move this nation forward. Change We Can Believe In outlines his vision for America. In these pages you will find bold and specific ideas about how to fix our ailing economy and strengthen the middle class, make health care affordable for all, achieve energy independence, and keep America safe in a dangerous world. Change We Can Believe In asks you not just to believe in Barack Obama’s ability to bring change to Washington, it asks you to believe in yours.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

In His Own Words

  • Author: Lisa Rogak
  • Publisher: JR Books Limited
  • ISBN: 1907532714
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 192
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DIV Since delivering his keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, Barack Obama has been hailed as the clear saviour of not only the Democratic party, but of the integrity of American politics. Despite the fact that he burst onto the national scene seemingly overnight, his name recognition has grown by leaps and bounds ever since. And in November 2008, he was elected the next President of the United States. Barack Obama in His Own Words is a book of quotes from the Illinois Senator that allows those who aren't as familiar with his politics to learn quickly where he stands on abortion, religion, AIDS, his critics, foreign policy, Iraq, the War on Terror, unemployment, gay marriage, and a host of other important issues facing America and the world. Informative and easy to read, this is the perfect potted history for those who donÕt have time to read the biography of AmericaÕs first Black President. Lisa Rogak is the author of In His Own Words: Colin Powell and Howard Dean In His Own Words. Her works have been reviewed and otherwise mentioned in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Family Circle, and hundreds of other publications. She lives in Lebanon, New Hampshire. ÔI wouldnÕt run if I didnÕt think I could win.Õ ÔI donÕt want people to pretend IÕm not black or that itÕs somehow not relevant.Õ /div

American Dreams

American Dreams

Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone

  • Author: Marco Rubio
  • Publisher: Sentinel
  • ISBN: 0143109030
  • Category: Economic history
  • Page: 224
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In 1956, presidential-hopeful Marco Rubio's parents came to America as poor immigrants and found a land of opportunity where anyone could build a better future. But now the American Dream is on life support. Millions of Americans have been left behind by an economy that doesn't value their skills and a government that would rather give them a handout than a hand up. In American Dreams Rubio offers a roadmap for restoring the land of opportunity. He explains why America now stands at a critical junction and offers a detailed economic plan to help rebuild it.

Of Thee I Sing

Of Thee I Sing

A Letter to My Daughters

  • Author: Barack Obama
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0375983295
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 40
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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. From the Hardcover edition.

We Are the Change We Seek

We Are the Change We Seek

The Speeches of Barack Obama

  • Author: E.J. Dionne Jr.,Joy-Ann Reid
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1635570921
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 384
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A collection of Barack Obama's greatest speeches, now including his farewell address, selected and introduced by columnist E.J. Dionne and MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid. We Are the Change We Seek is a collection of Barack Obama's 27 greatest addresses: beginning with his 2002 speech opposing the Iraq War and closing with his emotional farewell address in Chicago in January 2017. As president, Obama's words had the power to move the country, and often the world, as few presidents before him. Whether acting as Commander in Chief or Consoler in Chief, Obama adopted a unique rhetorical style that could simultaneously speak to the national mood and change the course of public events. Obama's eloquence, both written and spoken, propelled him to national prominence and ultimately made it possible for the son of a Kenyan man and a white woman from Kansas to become the first black president of the United States. These speeches span Obama's career--from his time in state government through to the end of his tenure as president--and the issues most important to our time: war, inequality, race relations, gun violence and human rights. The book opens with an essay placing Obama's oratorical contributions within the flow of American history by E.J. Dionne Jr., columnist and author of Why The Right Went Wrong, and Joy Reid, the host of AM Joy on MSNBC and author of Fracture.

Audacity

Audacity

Inspiring Speeches of Barack Obama

  • Author: Barack Obama
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781544012001
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 204
  • View: 6707
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A collection of Barack Obama's 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 race, religion, foreign policy, gun violence, and the trajectory of America (historical and looking forward).

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

The Story

  • Author: David Maraniss
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439167532
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 672
  • View: 1159
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From one of our preeminent journalists and modern historians comes the epic story of Barack Obama and the world that created him. In Barack Obama: The Story, David Maraniss has written a deeply reported generational biography teeming with fresh insights and revealing information, a masterly narrative drawn from hundreds of interviews, including with President Obama in the Oval Office, and a trove of letters, journals, diaries, and other documents. The book unfolds in the small towns of Kansas and the remote villages of western Kenya, following the personal struggles of Obama’s white and black ancestors through the swirl of the twentieth century. It is a roots story on a global scale, a saga of constant movement, frustration and accomplishment, strong women and weak men, hopes lost and deferred, people leaving and being left. Disparate family threads converge in the climactic chapters as Obama reaches adulthood and travels from Honolulu to Los Angeles to New York to Chicago, trying to make sense of his past, establish his own identity, and prepare for his political future. Barack Obama: The Story chronicles as never before the forces that shaped the first black president of the United States and explains why he thinks and acts as he does. Much like the author’s classic study of Bill Clinton, First in His Class, this promises to become a seminal book that will redefine a president.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

A Life

  • Author: Peter Slevin
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307949311
  • Category: African American lawyers
  • Page: 432
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Biography of the 46th First Lady of the United States (1964).

Keeping the Republic

Keeping the Republic

Power and Citizenship in American Politics

  • Author: Christine Barbour,Gerald C. Wright
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 1506362168
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 760
  • View: 922
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This refreshed and dynamic Eighth Edition of Keeping the Republic revitalizes the twin themes of power and citizenship by adding to the imperative for students to navigate competing political narratives about who should get what, and how they should get it. The exploding possibilities of the digital age make this task all the more urgent and complex. Christine Barbour and Gerald Wright, the authors of this bestseller, continue to meet students where they are in order to give them a sophisticated understanding of American politics and teach them the skills to think critically about it. The entire book has been refocused to look not just at power and citizenship but at the role that control of information and its savvy consumption play in keeping the republic.

Leadership

Leadership

Theory and Practice

  • Author: Peter G. Northouse
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483317544
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 520
  • View: 1507
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2016 Recipient of the McGuffey Longevity Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) Translated into 12 different languages and used in 89 countries, this market-leading text successfully combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with an accessible style and practical examples that help students apply what they learn. Peter G. Northouse uses a consistent format for each chapter, allowing students to compare the various theories. Each chapter includes three case studies that provide students with practical examples of the theories discussed. Adopted at more than 1,000 colleges, universities, and institutions worldwide, Leadership: Theory and Practice provides readers with a user-friendly account of a wide range of leadership research in a clear, concise, and interesting manner.

Our Enduring Spirit

Our Enduring Spirit

President Barack Obama's First Words to America

  • Author: Barack Obama,Greg Ruth
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061834556
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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An illustrated edition of President Barack Obama's inaugural address includes the address in its entirety, the text of the Oath of Office, information about past inaugural addresses, and a short biography of President Obama.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

First Lady of Hope

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9781599215921
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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The Audacity of Hoop

The Audacity of Hoop

Basketball and the Age of Obama

  • Author: Alexander Wolff
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • ISBN: 1439913099
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 192
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While basketball didn’t take up residence in the White House in January 2009, the game nonetheless played an outsized role in forming the man who did. In The Audacity of Hoop, celebrated sportswriter Alexander Wolff examines Barack Obama, the person and president, by the light of basketball. This game helped Obama explore his identity, keep a cool head, impress his future wife, and define himself as a candidate. Wolff chronicles Obama’s love of the game from age 10, on the campaign trail—where it eventually took on talismanic meaning—and throughout his two terms in office. More than 125 photographs illustrate Obama dribbling, shooting free throws, playing pickup games, cooling off with George Clooney, challenging his special assistant Reggie Love for a rebound, and taking basketball to political meetings. There is also an assessment of Obama’s influence on the NBA, including a dawning political consciousness in the league’s locker rooms. Sidebars reveal the evolution of the president’s playing style, “Baracketology”—a not-entirely-scientific art of filling out the commander in chief’s NCAA tournament bracket—and a timeline charts Obama’s personal and professional highlights. Equal parts biographical sketch, political narrative, and cultural history, The Audacity of Hoop shows how the game became a touchstone in Obama’s exercise of the power of the presidency.

Murder in the Vatican

Murder in the Vatican

  • Author: Lucien Gregoire
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1434387232
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 404
  • View: 9402
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Murder in the Vatican is two books in one book: The Revolutionary Life of John Paul (the only existing biography of the 33-day Pope) and The CIA, Opus Dei and the 1978 Murders. Why two books in one book? Unless one understands the mystery of his life - something the Vatican prefers to keep secret - The Secret Life of John Paul - one will never understand the mystery of his unwitnessed death. This book is in its fourth edition. In that time, I have changed little of what I have said about this good man's life other than to expand my account in this new edition to include stories of his childhood and his young life as a seminarian and as a priest. Yet, the mystery of his death and the deaths of those around him has involved an investigative process that has taken me to Italy and elsewhere in the world many times and spanned many years. I knew much more five years ago, than I knew five years before that, and I knew much more two years ago, than I knew five years before that, and I know much more today, than I did then. Here for the first time is the proof. How John Paul, and those around him, fell victim to twentieth century capitalism as it was jointly embraced by the Vatican and the United States. BEWARE OF THE USED BOOK MARKET: 2003, 2005 and 2006 editions do not include the complete biography or the solution to the murders. Only this 404 page 2008 edition includes both compete books.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

A Biography

  • Author: Joann F. Price
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313344886
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 144
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Describes the life and career of Barack Obama, from his early life in Hawaii to his years as an Illinois senator and as the elected President of the United States.

The Assault on Reason

The Assault on Reason

Our Information Ecosystem, from the Age of Print to the Age of Trump, 2017 Edition

  • Author: Al Gore
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101202319
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 352
  • View: 6650
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Now With a New Preface and Final Chapter: “Post-Truth: On Donald Trump and the 2016 Election” What has happened to our country and how can we fix it? We are in the midst of a deepening crisis for our democracy. After the strangest election cycle in modern American history it is important that we address the grave threats to our way of life that were glaringly revealed in this campaign. In The Assault on Reason, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Vice President Al Gore examines how faith in the power of reason—the idea that citizens can govern themselves through rational debate—is in peril. Our democracy depends on a well-informed citizenry and a two-way conversation about ideas, but our public sphere has been degraded by fake news and the politics of fear, partisanship, and blind faith. Now updated to investigate the rise of Trump and post-truth politics, The Assault on Reason is a call to rebuild the vitality of American democracy by restoring the nation’s information ecosystem so that we can start making good decisions again.