Christmas at Hatchards: “The Promised Land” by Barack Obama

A Promised Land

President Barack Obama

£35

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.

To order copies of any of these books, please telephone 020 7439 9921 or email books@hatchards.co.uk – we look forward to hearing from you!

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