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The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

At the heart of this title is Senator Obama's vision of how his country can move beyond its divisions to tackle concrete problems. He examines the growing economic insecurity of American families and the racial and religious tensions within the body politic, and considers the nat... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781921351365
Barcode 9781921351365
Published 23 January 2008 by Text Publishing Co
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Obama, Barack
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ISBN-13 9781921351365
ISBN-10 1921351365
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Text Publishing Co
Imprint The Text Publishing Company
Publication Date 23 January 2008
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Obama, Barack
Category Award Winning
Political Ideologies
Political Leaders & Leadership
Australian
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 199mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 310g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Political Ideologies & Parties
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 973.931
Catalogue Code 66782

Description of this Book

The Audacity of Hope is an extraordinary book by an extraordinary man. In his bestselling book he spells out a vision of public life which is about finding the common threads that bind us all. He describes his hopes for a different America, and how the ideals of its democracy can be renewed. The Audacity of Hope is a superbly written and effortlessly readable book. Barack Obama writes with intimacy and self-deprecating humour about his experiences as a politician, about balancing his family life and his public vocation. Behind every sentence is his quest for consensus, and his respect for the democratic process. He is a great American writer who is now changing the course of politics in his own country.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Galaxy British Book Awards: Borders Author of the Year 2009
NZ Review 'Barack Obama, the junior senator from Illinois and the Democratic Party's new rock star, is that rare politician who can actually write-and write movingly and genuinely about himself.' New York Times 'A book that...will give believers in the potential of America much heart, much hope.' Age 'He is one of the best writers to enter modern politics.' Newsweek 'Obama writes convincingly about race as well as the lofty place the Constitution holds in American life...He writes tenderly about family and knowingly about faith. Readers, no matter what their party affiliation, may experience the oddly uplifting sensation of comparing the everyday contemptuous view of politics that circulates so widely in our civic conversations with the practical idealism set down by this slender, smiling, 45-year-old former state legislator who is included on virtually every credible list of future presidential contenders.' Los Angeles Times 'The first term Democratic senator from Illinois has created a voice that reaches out from the page and draws you in, just as he does in person.' Australian Literary Review

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