The Essential Barack Obama (CD-Audio)

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A CD collection featuring the best-selling audiobooks, The Audacity of Hope and Dreams from My Father from Grammy® award-winning author, Barack Obama.


The Audacity of Hope

In July 2004, Barack Obama electri...

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Barack Obama is the junior U.S. senator from Illinois and the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream and Dreams from My Father. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Michelle, and two daughters, Malia and Sasha.
A CD collection featuring the best-selling audiobooks, The Audacity of Hope and Dreams from My Father from Grammy® award-winning author, Barack Obama.


The Audacity of Hope

In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what Senator Obama called “the audacity of hope.”

Now, in The Audacity of Hope, 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 improbable experiment in 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 also writes, with surprising intimacy and self-deprecating humor, about settling in as a senator, seeking to balance the demands of public service and family life, and his own deepening religious commitment.

At the heart of this book is Senator Obama’s vision of how we can move beyond our divisions to tackle concrete problems. 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 plays in a democracy–where it is vital and where it must never intrude. Underlying his stories about family, friends, members of the Senate, even the president, is a vigorous search for connection: the foundation for a radically hopeful p...

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Dimensions 9.0x6.0x1.0
ISBN 9780739375945
Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Format CD-Audio
Publisher Date 2008-03-10 00:00:00.0
Publisher Random House
Copyright Year 2008
Height 6.0 in
Wdth 5.25 in
Thickness 1.25 in
Unit weight 0.65 lb
Language English
Volume Number 5
Edition Detail Abridged
Audience General/trade
Authors Obama, Barack

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  • Barack Obama

    Amazing man. Older in years than his age. Would recommend to all to listen to CD to see/hear what this man is all about.

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