The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

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Text Publishing Company, Jan 23, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
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The Audacity of Hope is an extraordinary book by an extraordinary man.

In his bestselling book he spells out a vision of public life which 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 is a superbly written and effortlessly readable book. Barack Obama writes with intimacy and self-deprecating humour about his experiences as a politician, about balancing his family life and his public vocation. Behind every sentence is his quest for consensus, and his respect for the democratic process.

He is a great American writer who is now changing the course of politics in his own country.

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User Review  - SqueakyChu - LibraryThing

Had I read this book while I still didn't know Barack Obama, I'd sure have been impressed. Here is a book that almost totally agrees with all of my political ideas. Now that Obama is president ... Read full review

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User Review  - wookiemonster - LibraryThing

This is actually a re-read. The first time I read this, it was right after President Obama was elected, but had not yet taken office. I wanted to learn more about the man who I had supported through ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Barack Obama was born in Honolulu in 1961. In his early twenties he found his vocation working among poor communities on the south side of Chicago. Later he went to law school at Harvard University, where he became the first black president of the Harvard Law Review.

In 1995 he published his memoir Dreams from My Father, which became a bestseller soon after it was reissued in 2004. After returning to Chicago, he was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996. Barack Obama delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and later that year he was elected to the US Senate. His second book, The Audacity of Hope, was published in 2006 and became an immediate bestseller.

In November 2008 Senator Obama beat John McCain to become the 44th President of the United States of America. He is married to Michelle, with whom he has two daughters, Sasha and Malia.

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