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.
The Greatest Speeches of Great Politicians features historical speeches given by those aspiring to win over voters and gain positions of power. Well-known candidates for a variety of offices address campaign rallies, press conferences, and the general public. This collection includes speeches by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Bill Clinton, Barry Goldwater, Barbara Jordan, Bob Dole, Carl Stokes, Bobby Kennedy, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy, and others.
Listen closely as each orator mines his or her past for gems of advice. From funny to sentimental, imbued with important social and cultural commentary, these timeless speeches by successful public figures will motivate alumni to move forward with zest as they enter the real world. Speeches include Barack Obama at Notre Dame, Hilary Clinton at NYU, Tony Blair at Yale, Dana Gioia at Stanford, Robert Gates at West Point, Mitt Romney at Regent University, John F. Kennedy at American University, and many more.
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. These are actual historic recordings. The sound quality represents the available audio technology of the era and varies by recording.
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"
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.