The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

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Vintage Books, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
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Senator Obama calls 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 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 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 playsin a democracy. Only by returning to the principles that gave birth to our Constitution, he says, can Americans repair a broken political process, and restore to working order a government dangerously out of touch with millions of ordinary Americans --Description de l'Úditeur.

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i read this book and it is a great book to read! I learned about President Barack Obama and how he grew up with a single mom. This book is an inspiration for those that think he or she cannot experience the American Dream. I reccommend that they read this book! Read full review

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Barack Obama's The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, written in 2006, provides an interesting insight into the ideas that he carried into his presidency. Most compelling are ... Read full review

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BARACK OBAMA was elected President of the United States on November 4, 2008. He is the author of one previous book, the New York Times bestseller Dreams from My Father.

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