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    DescriptionThe Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama's call for a new kind of politics--a politics that builds upon those shared understandings that pull us together as Americans. Lucid in his vision of America's place in the world, refreshingly candid about his family life and his time in the Senate, Obama here sets out his political convictions and inspires us to trust in the dogged optimism that has long defined us and that is our best hope going forward.


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    Title
    The Audacity of Hope
    Subtitle
    Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) President Barack Obama
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 109 mm
    Height: 173 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307455871
    ISBN 10: 0307455874
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    LC classification: E901.1.O23 A3 2008B
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Potter Style
    Publication date
    21 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "Barack Obama is that rare politician who can actually write--and write movingly and genuinely about himself." --"The New York Times" "Obama writes convincingly about race as well as the lofty place the Constitution holds in American life.... He writes tenderly about family and knowingly about faith." --"Los Angeles Times" "An upbeat view of the country's potential and a political biography that concentrates on the senator's core values." --"Chicago Tribune" "He is one of the best writers to enter modern politics." --Jonathan Alter, Newsweek.com "What's impressive about Obama is an intelligence that his new books diplays in aubundance." --"Washington Post Book World " "The self-portrait is appealing. It presents a man of relative youth yet maturity, a wise observer of the human condition, a figure who possesses perseverance and writing skills that have flashes of grandeur. Obama also demonstrates a wry sense of humor...His particular upbringing gives him special insights into the transition of American politics in the 1960s and '70s from debates over economic principles to a focus on culture and morality, and into the divisiveness, polarization and incivility that accompanied this transition." --Gary Hart, "The New York Times Book Review" "America's founders set a high standard for political writing, and most contemporary efforts fall woefully short. How nice, then, to have a politician who can write as well as U.S. Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois. ... The Audacity of Hope ... is fascinating in its revelation of Obama as someone who considers and questions, rather than asserts and declares. In nine focused chapters, Obama shows himself an agile thinker. This is an idea book, not a public-policy primer." --Elizabeth Taylor, "Philadelphia Daily News" "Not only is Obama a good writer, his mind is top-shelf, his heart tender." --Les Payne, "Newsday" "A thoughtful, careful analysis of what