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.
"I laughed and cried, what a great listen!"
In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. 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".
"My Fellow Conservatives, Give This A Listen"
"I am glad I voted for Obama"
Expanded from the original, Yes We Can! offers highlights from speeches by Barack Obama and includes his entire inaugural address as an added bonus. For this collection, speeches were chosen to showcase President Obama's powerful, inspiring rhetoric of hope and change and to represent his stands on issues such as climate, energy, service, and the Iraq war.
FonoLibro se complace en presentar el audiolibro en español del best seller No 1 del New York Times: La Audacia de la Esperanza del Senador y candidato demócrata a la presidencia de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.
"Me dio esperanza"
Barack Obama, the junior United States Senator from Illinois and the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party in the 2008 presidential election, speaks on the final night of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, August 28, 2008.
"Direct, Motivating, Positive"
After being sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama delivers his inaugural address on January 20, 2009, in Washington, D.C.
"Thanks to Audiblie"
A day that will live in infamy.... Nothing to fear but fear itself.... Ask not what your country can do for you.... Ich bin ein Berliner.... Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall. From Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Barack Obama, this collection features original speeches by the presidents of the United States. These are actual historic recordings, the sound quality represents the available audio technology of the era, and varies by recording.
"Pairs well with history books on the full story"
President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Jan. 25, 2011.
"hopeful and encouraging"
The oath of office will be administered to Barack Obama and Joseph Biden on the steps of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., on January 20, 2009.
In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to 13 groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America's children.
The second presidential debate between Republican nominee Senator John McCain and Democratic nominee Senator Barack Obama took place at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 7, 2008. This town hall style debate was open to all topics and Tom Brokaw moderated.
The first presidential debate between Republican nominee Senator John McCain and Democratic nominee Senator Barack Obama took place at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi, on September 26, 2008. The focus of this debate was foreign policy and national security. PBS's Jim Lehrer was the moderator.
The third presidential debate between Republican nominee Senator John McCain and Democratic nominee Senator Barack Obama took place at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on October 15, 2008. The focus of this debate was domestic and economic issues and CBS's Bob Schieffer moderated.
Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain addressed supporters and the nation about yesterday's election. Senator McCain announced that he has conceded the presidential election to Senator Barack Obama. Senator Barack Obama, the president elect, declared victory in his address to supporters at Grant Park in Chicago. (November 4, 2008)
"Hope and Graciousness"
"Barack Obama: Guns Are Our Shared Responsibility" is from the Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Barack Obama and narrated by Kristi Burns.
Dreams from My Father is a masterpiece: a refreshing, revealing portrait of a young man asking the big questions about identity and belonging. The son of a black African father and a white American mother, Obama recounts an emotional odyssey. He retraces the migration of his mother's family from Kansas to Hawaii, then to his childhood home in Indonesia. Finally he travels to Kenya, where he confronts the bitter truth of his father's life and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.
"Characters brought to life"
At this defining moment in our history, Americans are hungry for change. After years of failed policies and a failed politics from Washington, this is our chance to reclaim the American dream. Barack Obama has proven to be a new kind of leader - one who can bring people together, be honest about the challenges we face, and move this nation forward. Change We Can Believe In outlines his vision for America.
"proof is n the pudding"
"Barack Obama: Why We Must Rethink Solitary Confinement" is from the Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Barack Obama and narrated by Sam Scholl.
Yes We Can! offers highlights from speeches by Barack Obama, running up to his memorable President-Elect Victory Speech. For this collection, speeches were chosen to showcase President Obama's powerful, inspiring rhetoric of hope and change and to represent his stands on issues such as climate, energy, service, and the Iraq war.