Barack Obama: The Voice of an American Leader: The Voice of an American Leader

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ABC-CLIO, Nov 21, 2008 - Political Science - 224 pages
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By any measure, the 2008 presidential race has been historic. The race has created an enthusiasm and a high degree of interest in politics few have ever seen before. At the center of the race is Barack Obama, the first African American to become the presumptive Democratic nominee. Many Americans agree with his politics, and many don't, but most agree he is an incredible force in today's highly-charged political world, and has come along at one of the most crucial, difficult times in our nation's history. For a sense of what has transpired in this campaign and how it is different from others in America's history, this book looks at one candidate from the perspective of quotations, made by and about Barack Obama.

Thematically arranged chapter highlight topics including Obama's heritage, his family, state and national politics, his run for the presidency, the issues of the day, community activism and service, and thoughts on race and faith. Each chapter contains an introduction and many of the quotations are supported with background information to give students and general readers a better understanding of the current events and political issues at play. Ideal for student assignments as well as for reading cover to cover, this volume offers the most representative, revealing, and often controversial quotes by and about a man who has created a movement in American politics.

 

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Another typical white guilt ass ( I think they call themselves an Author in this )who thinks Obama is his master and wants to say "sorry" to every black American on my white behalf. Well you read this and now you know. If you want to fawn over Obama , watch CNN, MSNBC or read the Times ( NY ) or the Post or any other liberal media outlet. Have fun.:) BTW- How is that change working for you? 

Contents

CHAPTER 1 On Heritage Marriage and Children
7
CHAPTER 2 On Community Organizing and Activism and Accepting the Call to Serve
25
CHAPTER 3 On Illinois State Politics
47
CHAPTER 4 On US Senate Politics
59
CHAPTER 5 On the Campaign for the Presidency and the Concerns and Criticisms of His Campaign
71
CHAPTER 6 On the Issues
113
CHAPTER 7 The Youth Vote in the 2008 Campaign
143
CHAPTER 8 On Race and Faith
151
Conclusion
183
Bibliography
191
Index
203
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JOANN F. PRICE is a writing coach and author of Martha Stewart: A Biography (2007) and Barack Obama: A Biography (2008).

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