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A promised land, Barack Obama

Label
A promised land
Title
A promised land
Statement of responsibility
Barack Obama
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency--a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil
  • In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency--a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation's highest office. Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune's Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden. A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective--the story of one man's bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of "hope and change," and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making. He is frank about the forces that opposed him at home and abroad, open about how living in the White House affected his wife and daughters, and unafraid to reveal self-doubt and disappointment. Yet he never wavers from his belief that inside the great, ongoing American experiment, progress is always possible. This beautifully written and powerful book captures Barack Obama's conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day. -- Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
FFL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Obama, Barack
Dewey number
  • 973.932/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E908
LC item number
.A3 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obama, Barack
  • Presidents
  • African American politicians
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / General
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / African American & Black
  • Obama, Barack
  • African American politicians
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • African American politicians
  • United States
Label
A promised land, Barack Obama
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface
  • The bet
  • Yes we can
  • Renegade
  • The good fight
  • The world as it is
  • In the barrel
  • On the high wire
Control code
on1196086067
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 751 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780593239049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1196086067
Label
A promised land, Barack Obama
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface
  • The bet
  • Yes we can
  • Renegade
  • The good fight
  • The world as it is
  • In the barrel
  • On the high wire
Control code
on1196086067
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 751 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780593239049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1196086067

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