Dreams from My Father

Dreams from My Father Author Barack Obama
ISBN-10 0307394123
Release 2007-01-09
Pages 464
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In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father—a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man—has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey—first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother’s family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. Pictured in lefthand photograph on cover: Habiba Akumu Hussein and Barack Obama, Sr. (President Obama's paternal grandmother and his father as a young boy). Pictured in righthand photograph on cover: Stanley Dunham and Ann Dunham (President Obama's maternal grandfather and his mother as a young girl). From the Trade Paperback edition.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama Author Beatrice Gormley
ISBN-10 9781481446501
Release 2015-09-08
Pages 272
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Learn all about the life of the 44th President of the United States in this updated biography of Barack Obama, specially written for a younger audience. University Professor. Nobel Peace Prize Winner. First African American President of the United States. President Obama was born on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii. With relatives in Kenya, Ireland, Indonesia, and Kansas, President Obama has referred to his family as “a mini–United Nations.” He attended college on both coasts, first at Occidental in California, then at Columbia in New York City. After graduating from Harvard Law School, he practiced and taught law in Chicago. In 2005 Barack started his political career when he became the senator for Illinois. President Obama was inaugurated on January 20, 2009. His many efforts in the first 100 days of his presidency earned him a Nobel Peace Prize and, in 2012, he was reelected for a second term. Originally published in 2012, this revised biography of the 44th President of the United States includes eight pages of photos as well as a timeline and index.

Rising Star

Rising Star Author David Garrow
ISBN-10 9780062641854
Release 2017-05-09
Pages 1472
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Rising Star is the definitive account of Barack Obama's formative years that made him the man who became the forty-fourth president of the United States—from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the Cross Barack Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted him into the national spotlight and led to his election four years later as America's first African-American president. In this penetrating biography, David J. Garrow delivers an epic work about the life of Barack Obama, creating a rich tapestry of a life little understood, until now. Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama captivatingly describes Barack Obama's tumultuous upbringing as a young black man attending an almost-all-white, elite private school in Honolulu while being raised almost exclusively by his white grandparents. After recounting Obama's college years in California and New York, Garrow charts Obama's time as a Chicago community organizer, working in some of the city's roughest neighborhoods; his years at the top of his Harvard Law School class; and his return to Chicago, where Obama honed his skills as a hard-knuckled politician, first in the state legislature and then as a candidate for the United States Senate. Detailing a scintillating, behind-the-scenes account of Obama's 2004 speech, a moment that labeled him the Democratic Party's "rising star," Garrow also chronicles Obama's four years in the Senate, weighing his stands on various issues against positions he had taken years earlier, and recounts his thrilling run for the White House in 2008. In Rising Star, David J. Garrow has created a vivid portrait that reveals not only the people and forces that shaped the future president but also the ways in which he used those influences to serve his larger aspirations. This is a gripping read about a young man born into uncommon family circumstances, whose faith in his own talents came face-to-face with fantastic ambitions and a desire to do good in the world. Most important, Rising Star is an extraordinary work of biography—tremendous in its research and storytelling, and brilliant in its analysis of the all-too-human struggles of one of the most fascinating politicians of our time.

Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics

Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics Author Paul Street
ISBN-10 9781317263395
Release 2015-12-22
Pages 320
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Many Americans believe Barak Obama represents a hopeful future for America. But does he also reflect the American politics of the past? This book offers the broadest and best-informed understanding on the meaning of the "Obama phenomenon" to date. Paul Street was on the ground throughout the Iowa campaign, and his stories of the rising Obama phenomenon are poignant. Yet the author's background in American political history allows him to explore the deeper meanings of Obama's remarkable political career. He looks at Obama in relation to contemporary issues of class, race, war, and empire. He considers Obama in the context of our nation's political history, with comparisons to FDR, JFK, Bill Clinton, and other leaders. Street finds that the Obama persona, crafted by campaign consultants and filtered through dominant media trends, masks the "change" candidate's adherence to long-prevailing power structures and party doctrines. He shows how American political culture has produced misperceptions by the electorate of Obama's positions and values. Obama is no magical exception to the narrow-spectrum electoral system and ideological culture that have done so much to define and limit the American political tradition. Yet the author suggests key ways in which Obama potentially advances democratic transformation. Street makes recommendations on how citizens can productively respond to and act upon Obama's influence and the broader historical and social forces that have produced his celebrity and relevance. He also lays out a real agenda for change for the new presidential administration, one that addresses the recent failures of democratic politics.

A Consequential President

A Consequential President Author Michael D'Antonio
ISBN-10 9781466893276
Release 2017-01-03
Pages 304
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Barack Obama was once a most unlikely candidate, but his successful campaign for the White House made him a worldwide sensation and a transformative figure even before he was inaugurated. Elected as the Iraq War and the Great Recession had discouraged millions of Americans, Obama made a promise of hope that revived the national spirit. Soon after he occupied the White House, Congress approved his economic-recovery act and his program to save the U.S. auto industry. Both worked better than any observer predicted, and together they powered a recovery that has seen growth return and unemployment reduced to below five percent. Today the American economy is again the most vibrant in the world and its recovery has far outpaced Western Europe's. Had he only saved the U.S. economy, Barack Obama would be considered a truly successful president. However, he has achieved so much more, against ferocious opposition---including some who challenged his claim to being an American citizen---that he can be counted as one of the most consequential presidents in history. With health care reform he ended a long-running crisis of escalating costs and inadequate access of treatment that threatened the well-being of 50 million people. His energy policies drove down the cost of power generated by the sun, the wind, and even fossil fuels. His efforts on climate change produced the first treaty to address global warming in a meaningful way---the Paris Agreement---and his diplomacy produced a dramatic reduction in the nuclear threat posed by Iran. Add the withdrawal of troops from Iraq, the normalization of relations with Cuba, and his “pivot” toward Asia, and Obama's successes abroad match those at home. In A Consequential President, Michael D'Antonio tallies President Obama’s long record of achievement, recalling both his major successes and less-noticed ones that nevertheless contribute to his legacy. The record includes Obama's role as a inspirational leader who was required to navigate race relations as the first black president and had to function in an atmosphere that included both racial acrimony from his critics and unfair expectations among supporters. In light of these conditions, Obama's greatest achievement came as he restored dignity and ethics to the office of the president, and serve as proof that he has delivered the hope and the change he promised eight years before.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama Author David Maraniss
ISBN-10 9781439167533
Release 2012-06-19
Pages 672
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From one of our preeminent journalists and modern historians comes the epic story of Barack Obama and the world that created him. In Barack Obama: The Story, David Maraniss has written a deeply reported generational biography teeming with fresh insights and revealing information, a masterly narrative drawn from hundreds of interviews, including with President Obama in the Oval Office, and a trove of letters, journals, diaries, and other documents. The book unfolds in the small towns of Kansas and the remote villages of western Kenya, following the personal struggles of Obama’s white and black ancestors through the swirl of the twentieth century. It is a roots story on a global scale, a saga of constant movement, frustration and accomplishment, strong women and weak men, hopes lost and deferred, people leaving and being left. Disparate family threads converge in the climactic chapters as Obama reaches adulthood and travels from Honolulu to Los Angeles to New York to Chicago, trying to make sense of his past, establish his own identity, and prepare for his political future. Barack Obama: The Story chronicles as never before the forces that shaped the first black president of the United States and explains why he thinks and acts as he does. Much like the author’s classic study of Bill Clinton, First in His Class, this promises to become a seminal book that will redefine a president.

The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope Author Barack Obama
ISBN-10 9781847673701
Release 2007-10-05
Pages 384
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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.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama Author Peter Hicks
ISBN-10 144883287X
Release 2011-01
Pages 32
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Looks at the life of Barack Obama from childhood through his election as president of the United States.

The Bridge

The Bridge Author David Remnick
ISBN-10 9780330531603
Release 2010-05-07
Pages 672
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The rise of Barack Obama is one of the great stories of this century: a defining moment for America, and one with truly global resonance. This is the book of his phenomenal journey to election. Through extensive on-the-record interviews with friends and teachers, mentors and disparagers, family members and Obama himself, David Remnick has put together a nuanced, unexpected and masterly portrait of the man who was determined to become the first African-American President. Most importantly, The Bridge argues that Obama imagined and fashioned an identity for himself against the epic drama of race in America. In a way that Obama's own memoirs cannot, it examines both the personal and political elements of the story, and gives shape not only to a decisive period of history, but also to the way it crucially influenced, animated and motivated a gifted and complex man. 'Speaking to hundreds of friends and colleagues, Remmick investigates and corrects Obama’s own accout of his life with an assured and elegant tone that clarifies rather than accuses or unmasks . . . 600 masterly pages. ***** Daily Telegraph 'The publishing event of the year' Observer


Hopeless Author Jeffrey St. Clair
ISBN-10 9781849351102
Release 2012
Pages 319
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The dissident Left dismantles Obama's failed "progressive" agenda.

Barack Obama in Hawai i and Indonesia

Barack Obama in Hawai i and Indonesia Author Dinesh Sharma
ISBN-10 9780313385339
Release 2011
Pages 274
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Looks at the life of Barack Obama, focusing on his time living in Indonesia and Hawaii and the effect it had on his adult character, political identity, and world view.

Barack Obama and Leadership

Barack Obama and Leadership Author Joseph Andrews
ISBN-10 9780985457839
Release 2012-07-01
Pages 218
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How Did Barack Obama So Quickly Squander the Goodwill of the Nation...and the World? In "Barack Obama and Leadership: 10 Reasons the 44th President Squandered Unprecedented Goodwill," Joseph Andrews offers an insightful, scholarly response to this question, citing poignant facts, statistics and incisive documentation. Andrews details both Barack Obama's election due to a campaign that promised hope and change, as well as a presidency that delivered little change and left the hopes of far too many Americans unrealized. Andrews pinpoints ten reasons why the Obama presidency has proven ineffective and deflated the confidence of the American people: Executive Inexperience Lack of Appropriate Mentoring Questionable Integrity Misunderstood Mandate Aversion to Values Weak Governing Philosophy and more... Strong leadership on the part of the President of the United States is important to Americans. "Barack Obama and Leadership: 10 Reasons the 44th President Squandered Unprecedented Goodwill" paints a revealing portrait of a president whose weakness and shortcomings not only cost him the faith and goodwill of the nation, but of the world as well. In these pages, find an engaging read that shines a revealing light on the shaping influences, defining decisions, actions, policies, and ultimately, the legacy of President Barack Obama. Joseph Andrews is an alumnus of Jerry Jenkins' Christian Writers Guild and a member of the Christian Authors Guild, Woodstock, Georgia. He is a member of the general leadership of World Outreach Missions (WOM), a globally oriented leadership and missions ministry in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He has an executive background in both human resource management and marketing. As a leadership resource person, his interests are in transformational leadership and the principles that engender this in organizations and societies. He lives in Lawrenceville, Georgia with his wife, Magdalene, and their two children, Joshua and Abigail.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama Author Mitch Michener
ISBN-10 9781617773204
Release 2011-07
Pages 132
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The problems with President Barack Obama have nothing to do with the color of his skin. The problems are with his policies, which belittle the United States and inflate the values of other countries. We must remember that we, as Americans, are the leaders of the free world. President Barack Obama was elected president of the US because he inspired the nation to believe in Hope. But his false promises have in fact created the worst racism we have seen in decadesâ€'he is running the government in a Chicago gangland style that discredits all Americans, and he is pushing a government takeover of individual liberties that will destroy the very best of America. Robert Michener's convicting book, Barack Obama: Hope Destroyed, is dedicated to pointing out the wrongs that President Barack Obama is perpetuating on the American people while presenting reasonable solutions to each of those problems. Through indicting language and a clear cut look at facts and possibilities, Barack Obama: Hope Destroyed will put into words what many Americans feel about the direction of the present government under President Barack Obama.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama Author Michael Schuman
ISBN-10 0766036499
Release 2009
Pages 160
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"A biography of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States and the first African American to hold the office"--Provided by publisher.

The Three Body Problem

The Three Body Problem Author Cixin Liu
ISBN-10 9781466853447
Release 2014-11-11
Pages 400
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The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience the Hugo Award-winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin. Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision. The Remembrance of Earth's Past Trilogy The Three-Body Problem The Dark Forest Death's End Other Books Ball Lightning (forthcoming) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Obama Author Mark Greenberg
ISBN-10 1454926392
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 208
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As President Obama's two terms come to an end, the time is right to explore his legacy. Through stunning images by White House photographers, and notable quotes from a broad spectrum of people, this book relives Barack Obama's journey, from his remarkable victory to his final days in office. Obama features dozens of iconic shots, including dramatic pictures from the situation room, as well as more lighthearted ones from such events as the White House Correspondents' Dinner and of the entire family. It's truly a keepsake of a beloved president.

Political Power Barack Obama

Political Power  Barack Obama Author Chris Ward
ISBN-10 9781427639349
Release 2009
Pages 32
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Presents in graphic novel format the life and accomplishments of Barack Obama, from his childhood to his achivements in community organization and advocacy, to his successful 2008 presidential election campaign.