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In this iconic memoir of his early days, Barack Obama “guides us straight to the intersection of the most serious questions of identity, class, and race” (The Washington Post Book World).
“Quite extraordinary.”—Toni Morrison
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. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey—first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother’s family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.
Praise for Dreams from My Father
“Beautifully crafted . . . moving and candid . . . This book belongs on the shelf beside works like James McBride’s The Color of Water and Gregory Howard Williams’s Life on the Color Line as a tale of living astride America’s racial categories.”—Scott Turow
“Provocative . . . Persuasively describes the phenomenon of belonging to two different worlds, and thus belonging to neither.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Obama’s writing is incisive yet forgiving. This is a book worth savoring.”—Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here
“One of the most powerful books of self-discovery I’ve ever read, all the more so for its illuminating insights into the problems not only of race, class, and color, but of culture and ethnicity. It is also beautifully written, skillfully layered, and paced like a good novel.”—Charlayne Hunter-Gault, author of In My Place
“Dreams from My Father is an exquisite, sensitive study of this wonderful young author’s journey into adulthood, his search for community and his place in it, his quest for an understanding of his roots, and his discovery of the poetry of human life. Perceptive and wise, this book will tell you something about yourself whether you are black or white.”—Marian Wright Edelman
“In our lowdown, dispiriting era, Obama’s talent for proposing humane, sensible solutions with uplifting, elegant prose does fill one with hope.”—Michael Kazin, The Washington Post
In July 2004, four years before his presidency, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what Obama called “the audacity of hope.”
The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama’s call 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.” He explores those forces—from the fear of losing to the perpetual need to raise money to the power of the media—that can stifle even the best-intentioned politician. He also writes, with surprising intimacy and self-deprecating humor, about settling in as a senator, seeking to balance the demands of public service and family life, and his own deepening religious commitment.
At the heart of this book is Barack Obama’s vision of how we can move beyond our divisions to tackle concrete problems. He examines the growing economic insecurity of American families, the racial and religious tensions within the body politic, and the transnational threats—from terrorism to pandemic—that gather beyond our shores. And he grapples with the role that faith plays in a democracy—where it is vital and where it must never intrude. Underlying his stories is a vigorous search for connection: the foundation for a radically hopeful political consensus.
Only by returning to the principles that gave birth to our Constitution, Obama says, can Americans repair a political process that is broken, and restore to working order a government that has fallen dangerously out of touch with millions of ordinary Americans. Those Americans are out there, he writes—“waiting for Republicans and Democrats to catch up with them.”
During Barack Obama's two terms, Pete Souza was with the President during more crucial moments than anyone else -- and he photographed them all. Souza captured nearly two million photographs of President Obama, in moments highly classified and disarmingly candid. Obama: An Intimate Portrait reproduces more than 300 of Souza's most iconic photographs with fine-art print quality in an oversize collectible format.
Together they document the most consequential hours of the Presidency -- including the historic image of President Obama and his advisors in the Situation Room during the bin Laden mission -- alongside unguarded moments with the President's family, his encounters with children, interactions with world leaders and cultural figures, and more.
Souza's photographs, with the behind-the-scenes captions and stories that accompany them, communicate the pace and power of our nation's highest office. They also reveal the spirit of the extraordinary man who became our President. We see President Obama lead our nation through monumental challenges, comfort us in calamity and loss, share in hard-won victories, and set a singular example to "be kind and be useful," as he would instruct his daughters.
This book puts you in the White House with President Obama, and is a treasured record of a landmark era in American history.
In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen 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.
Breathtaking, evocative illustrations by award-winning artist Loren Long at once capture the personalities and achievements of these great Americans and the innocence and promise of childhood.
This beautiful book celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans, from our nation’s founders to generations to come. It is about the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths. It is a treasure to cherish with your family forever.
En estas memorias líricas y absorbentes, publicadas originalmente en 1995, el hijo de un africano negro y una estadounidense blanca busca su camino como afroamericano.
Las memorias que Obama relata en Los sueños de mi padre comienzan en Nueva York, donde se entera de que su padre ha fallecido en un accidente automovilístico. La inesperada noticia provoca en él un viaje físico y emocional que lo lleva de Kansas a Hawái y más tarde a Kenia, en una emotiva odisea que le permitirá conocer realmente a su familia, la amarga verdad de la vida de su padre y conciliar al fin las distintas partes de su fragmentada herencia.
«Provocador... Describe convincentemente el hecho de pertenecer a dos mundos diferentes y, por tanto, de no pertenecer a ninguno.»
New York Times Book Review
«De una manera fluida, tranquila y perceptiva, Obama nos guía directamente al sitio donde se cruzan los interrogantes más serios sobre identidad, clase y raza.»
Washington Post Book World
Table of Contents:
First Inaugural Address (2009)
Second Inaugural Address (2013)
Climate and Energy
Equality & Social Progress
Review and Disposition of Individuals Detained at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and Closure of Detention Facilities
Review of Detention Policy Options
Ensuring Enforcement and Implementation of Abortion Restrictions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts
Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces
Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade
Implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States for 2015-2020
Delegation of Certain Authorities and Assignment of Certain Functions Under the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015
Amendment to Executive Order 13673
Developing an Integrated Global Engagement Center To Support Government-wide Counterterrorism Communications Activities Directed Abroad and Revoking Executive Order 13584
International Agreements & Treaties
Words That Changed a Nation is a concise collection of the eleven most significant speeches of Barack Obama--the words that defined his campaign, the words that made history, the words that inspired a nation:
"The Audacity of Hope" (DNC Keynote)
"Take Back America"
Announcement for Candidacy
"Yes We Can" (South Carolina Victory Speech)
"A More Perfect Union" (famous speech on race)
Final Primary Night: Presumptive Nominee Speech
"A World That Stands as One" (famous speech in Berlin)
"The American Promise" (DNC acceptance speech)
Election Night Victory Speech
The Inaugural Address
2009 Economic Address
Also included is a brief selection of public declarations on the death of Rosa Parks, the loss of Habeas Corpus, his Father's Day address, and his official 2002 Senate floor statement against the invasion of Iraq.
Tying into the official theme for the 2009 inaugural ceremony, "A New Birth of Freedom" from Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Penguin presents a keepsake edition commemorating the inauguration of President Barack Obama with words of the two great thinkers and writers who have helped shape him politically, philosophically, and personally: Abraham Lincoln and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Having Lincoln and Emerson's most influential, memorable, and eloquent words along with Obama's historic inaugural address will be a gift of inspiration for every American for generations to come.
À l'ère Trump, un appel aux bonnes volontés plus actuel et plus nécessaire que jamais.
Sur quel idéal s'est bâtie l'élection de Barack Obama ? De quel état d'esprit ce Président aux cultures et aux identités morcelées est-il le reflet ? La défense de quelles valeurs l'a-t-elle hissé au poste suprême ? Avec cette profession de foi politique largement teintée d'autobiographie, Obama livre la substance de ce qui a fait, et fera à jamais, les fondements de sa politique : empathie, réconciliation, ambition. Une lecture plus nécessaire que jamais, à présent qu'une partie de l'Amérique semble avoir tourné le dos aux résolutions des deux mandats d'Obama. L'heure du bilan a sonné, et ce document d'époque fournit le plus précieux document de travail.