The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
The 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... show more
The 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.
Publish date: July 15th 2008
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
, Biography Memoir
This is about policy and a "get to know the candidate" book that those in public office write to make themselves more familiar to voters as the candidate vies for national office. U.S. Senator Obama wrote/published this back in 2006, so there are a lot of references to military operations in Iraq an...
While certainly not as autobiographical or as interesting as Dreams From My Father, Obama is clearly a gifted storyteller and orator. This one's worth a listen if you want to jump back 10 years, to hear the political stances of a man not yet elected.
I think i enjoyed this more than I would have if I read it. Listening to Barak Obama read this work made the difference for me. Hearing his thoughts in his own voice resonated with me more than anything else I think. It's nothing that I haven't heard before, but what I thought about as I was liste...
Interesting stories about his life- well written. He's well spoken, sounds friendly and down to earth, and I like the way he thinks. I do wonder, as one would when reading a book like this, how much is pure, unadulterated Barack Obama and how much is politician with something to gain by saying the "...
I enjoyed this book. Obama's writing, as usual, is clear and accessible. His hopes for changing the partisanship in D.C. seem genuine, if a bit naive. A large part of the book reads like a long campaign speech. That's okay, I agree with most of what he proposes. But I wonder how much it would c...