At the heart of this audiobook is Senator Obama's vision of how we can move beyond our divisions to tackle concrete problems. Underlying his stories about family, friends, members of the Senate, and even the president is a vigorous search for connection: the foundation for a radically hopeful political consensus.
A senator and a lawyer, a professor and a father, a Christian and a skeptic, and above all a student of history and human nature, Senator Obama has written a book of transforming power.
©2006 Barack Obama; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
Excellently written. This introduces the reader to the President's political thought foundation. He wrote this as a US senator and the reader can trace many of his policies and speeches to this work. My only criticism is that he never concluded the issue with the gift bags. I guess when he took Michelle's suggestion, it was supposed to put the matter at rest, but I was left wondering if he'd successfully prepared them or not.
provides considerations of both sides of the politcial spectrum....i assume it most offend the more commotted members of both the republicans and democrats.
I love books read by the author, and I also love Barack Obama, despite disagreeing with some of his policies. Hearing about his life before his presidential campaign was interesting, and hearing his reasoning on many issues has given me some new political insight.
This is an excellent read. President Obama is a genuine and caring man who has changed the world. He writes candidly and with a heartfelt honesty about his childhood, finding himself, finding Michelle, raising his beautiful daughters, all while finding his way as an up and coming young Senator. This is Obama, long before the presidency, but just as much the honorable and gracious man who would become our 44th, and perhaps one of our greatest presidents. It is difficult to read this book and not admire a man who, from such humble beginnings, would reshape the face of American politics and the presidency all while remaining impeccably human. As you read, it becomes apparent that Mr. Obama's love for this country and for the greater good of humanity is surpassed only by his love of family.
Hi, This Book "The Audacity of Hope" has concerns and believable greats in the tone of the reader. The print version is great but audio has Character.
The most impressive moments was Gailsburg Ill and a curtain man without employment, no insurance for his son with lever cancer was heart breaking. There are many, but this one stood out.
President Obama, has the gift of knowledge, gift of speaking, gift of academics just to name a few. I will buy almost anything he speaks to.
My subtitle would be "If you think this book is great wait for my autobiography that I will read" next time
Great works Mr President
definitely written for a campaign, but interesting none the less. He had some interesting points about race poverty and religion but it was definitely all geared towards his campaign.
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