There’s nothing like the feeling you get when you finish writing a book, and I’m proud of this one I just completed. I’ve spent the last few years reflecting on my presidency, and in THE LAND OF THE PRESIDENCY I’ve tried to honestly tell the story of my presidential campaign and my time in office: the key events and the people behind them; my view of the things that went right and the mistakes I made; and the political, economic, and cultural forces that my team and I faced then – and that, as a nation, we still face. I’ve also tried to recount for readers the intimate journey Michelle and I took during those years, with all the abysmal and uplifting moments. And finally, in these times when America is going through such significant turning points, the book offers some of my general thoughts on how we can heal the divisions in our country going forward and how to make democracy work for all – a task that will not depend on a particular president, but on all of us as concerned citizens. Beyond being an enjoyable and informative read, I hope more than anything that this book will inspire young people from all corners of the country – and the world – to take up the baton, make their voices heard, and do whatever it takes to change the world for the better. Barack Obama
In a unique style, Barack Obama tells the story of his unlikely odyssey from a young man in search of his identity to the leader of the free world, describing in intimate detail both his political upbringing and the pivotal moments of his historic first term as president – a period of turmoil and profound transformation.
Obama poignantly and personally recounts how history was made and takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political ambitions, to his watershed first-round election victory in Iowa that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism, to the historic night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected the 44th President of the United States, becoming the first African-American to hold the highest office in the land.
Reflecting on his time as president, he presents us with both a unique and thorough analysis of the staggering influence and limits of presidential powers and a remarkable understanding of the dynamics of US partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the Hall of Special Situations and takes them through Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and other such far-flung places. We intimately witness his thoughts as he forms his cabinet, wrestles with a global economic crisis, assesses Vladimir Putin, scours the mountains to make sure the health care law is passed, confronts his generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, manages the situation created by the devastating Deepwater Horizon incident, and authorizes Operation Neptune’s Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden.
THE LAND OF FAITH is a remarkably intimate and introspective account – the story of a man who bet history, the faith of a community organizer, tested on the world stage. Obama speaks frankly about how he reconciled running for president as an African-American, in whom a generation emboldened by messages of ‘hope and change’ had placed their hopes, with the moral challenges of making high-stakes decisions. He tells openly about the forces that opposed him both at home and abroad, the impact that living in the White House had on his wife and daughters, and he is not afraid to reveal his self-doubts and disappointments. Yet he retains an unshakeable belief that there is always room for progress in the great and perpetual American experiment.
Autor: Barack Obama
Anul aparitiei: 2.020
Luna aparitiei: 9
Tip coperta: Cartonata
Traducator: Diana Popescu Marin
Numar de pagini: 850
Format: 155 x 235
Cod de bare: 9786063366796