A Promised Land
President Barack Obama
In the first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama relates his improbable odyssey from a young man finding his way, to election in 2008 as the 44th president of the United States.
It’s a compelling journey of history-in-the-making as he brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room. Yet, “A Promised Land” is also deeply personal and reflective: Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, frank about life in the White House, and unafraid to reveal self-doubt and disappointment.
And, as we know from his previous books, Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (Paperback, £9.99) and Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (Paperback, £9.99)
Obama is a splendid writer, drawing us into his experiences, discussing his ways of thinking and – ultimately, powerfully – sharing his conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day.
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