The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream


By (author) President Barack Obama

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  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 28mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 7 February 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 1847670830
  • ISBN 13: 9781847670830
  • Edition statement: Main ed
  • Sales rank: 11,511

Product description

Barack Obama's success in becoming President-Elect of the United States means he will dramatically change the face that his country presents to the world. In this bestselling book Obama discusses the importance of empathy in politics, his hopes for a different America with different policies, and how the ideals of its democracy can be renewed. With intimacy and self-deprecating humour, Obama describes his experiences as a politician, about balancing his family life and his public vocation. His search for consensus and his respect for the democratic process inform every sentence. A senator and a lawyer, a professor and a father,a Christian and a sceptic, Barack Obama has written a book of transforming power that will inspire people the world over.

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Author information

In July 2004 the junior US Senator from Illinois electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. This speech established BARACK OBAMA nationally as a political leader of eloquence, intelligence and broad appeal. His is an inclusive and humane voice, intent on finding the things that bring people together.

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"* 'You can sense instinctively why Obama invites devotion.' - Peter Preston, Observer * '...offers readers on this side of the Atlantic a window not just into the mind of one of America's most exciting politicians, but into the political landscope of the post-Bush era...' - David Lammy, Guardian * 'At a time when America's standing in the world has sunk to unprecedented depths... his book aims at a missile of decency at the White House.' - Nicolas Shakespeare, Telegraph * 'It conveys a rare frankness and humility. The Audacity of Hope is light years ahead of his rivals' - Mary Fitzgerald, New Statesman"