An American Story: The Speeches of Barack Obama - A Primer
Barack Obamas superb and captivating oratory style has earned him comparisons to John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, and this collection of his complete speechespresented for the first time in their entiretyexposes politicos, voters, and fans of Obama to the words that have catapulted his remarkable rise from underdog to future U.S. president. First capturing Americas attention with his keynote address to the Democratic National Convention in 2004, all of Obamas key speeches are presented as he discusses themes of race, identity, community, and above all, his hoped-for vision of a new America. Interspersed throughout the collection, political columnist David Olive reveals lesser-known stories and facts about Obama, his career, and the campaign trail, while also exploring the controversiesfrom his shedding of his American flag lapel pin and the remarks made by Reverend Wright to his anti-war stance, his strong Christian faith, and his often racially charged remarks. This book is truly a primer for readers who want to examine the substance of his thought and reflect on the inspiring words of a gifted orator.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
THE GOLDEN RULE
RACE IN AMERICA
PROSPERITY AND FAIRNESS
A CARING SOCIETY
RELIGION AND POLITICS
STEM CELL RESEARCH
Other editions - View all
21st century administration Afghanistan African-American al Qaeda American Audacity of Hope Barack Obama believe bill Bill Clinton billion dollars Bush’s candidate challenges Chicago child church climate change cost debate democracy Democratic dreams economy election energy face faith federal fight force freedom funding global health-care Hillary Clinton hope Illinois Illinois Senate invest Iran Iraq Iraqi issues Jeremiah Wright John Kerry John McCain Kennedy kids King’s leaders leadership legislation lives Michelle Obama Michelle’s million Muslim nation never Obama campaign Obama told Pakistan patriotism percent political poverty presidential programs Qaeda race racial religious Republican schools speech story strategy talk tell terrorism terrorists there’s threat troops U.S. military U.S. President U.S. Senate United veterans vote war in Iraq Washington what’s who’s young