Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2009.
Winner of a Grammys Award for Best Spoken Word Album, 2008.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, he 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". He also speaks, 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 audiobook is Obama's vision of how we can move beyond our divisions to tackle concrete problems. Underlying his stories about family, friends, members of the Senate, and even the president is a vigorous search for connection: the foundation for a radically hopeful political consensus. A president and a lawyer, a professor and a father, a Christian and a skeptic, and above all a student of history and human nature, Barak Obama has written a book of transforming power.
"Never has such a powerful figure told us so much so eloquently." (The Times)
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American politics made easy
Much better than its title.