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The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

Barack Obama

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.

Barack Obama
About the Author

Barack Obama was born in Honolulu in 1961. In his early twenties he found his vocation working among poor communities on the south side of Chicago. Later he went to law school at Harvard University, where he became the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. In 1995 he published his memoir Dreams from My Father, which became a...

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23 January 2008
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Praise for Barack Obama
andThe Audacity of Hope

‘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.’

‘A book that…will give believers in the potential of America much heart, much hope.’

‘He is one of the best writers to enter modern politics.’

‘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.’

‘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.’

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