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The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (Vintage) (vuoden 2008 painos)

– tekijä: Barack Obama

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The junior senator from Illinois discusses how to transform U.S. politics, calling for a return to America's original ideals and revealing how they can address such issues as globalization and the function of religion in public life.
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Teoksen nimi:The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (Vintage)
Kirjailijat:Barack Obama
Info:Vintage (2008), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 464 pages
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It's now 2021 and I'm finally getting around to this before I tackle his latest book. There are some "timing" things that jump out. Osama bin Laden is referred to in the present tense, Obamacare is not mentioned and Reverend Wright is his pastor. My guess is they make major appearances in the next book, or for both men, should I say disappearances. This is actually Senator Obama as presidential want-a-be, of course he never even mentions that possibility. There's one overriding message - we know we can do better. It's a simple proposition that Obama bases his pitch on. Corny but compelling. I wanted more. The goals are clearly laid out, the hope is there but the policies to get us there are more like we can work this out if we just talk to one another empathetically. Details to be filled in later. I felt he was signing to the choir. Inspiring but not informative.

We get some more detail about life with Michelle, Malia and Sasha. But nothing about law school or any of the time he spent as a practicing attorney. Yes he was President of Harvard Law Review but we never learn what happened, what he learned, etc. He's clearly a thoughtful and learned person. We hear about how his family taught him different things, but what did Harvard and Columbia do to form him, nothing? We do learn a bit more about his mother in this book - her absence in the first book was noteworthy. One guesses this was a reflection of her not spending as much time with him as he would have liked.

On to "A Promised Land." ( )
  Ed_Schneider | Apr 10, 2021 |
Mike Dorning, Chicago Tribune -- "An upbeat view of the country's potential and a political biography that concentrates on the senator's core values."
  Doranms | Feb 22, 2021 |
Had I read this book while I still didn't know Barack Obama, I'd sure have been impressed. Here is a book that almost totally agrees with all of my political ideas. Now that Obama is president, however, not much in the book was new to me. I know our president and how he feels about issues pretty well. I'd have given this book 5 stars if it had to do with only political ideas. The truth, though, is that it only gets 3.5 stars as I didn't find what I already knew very stimulating as reading material. ( )
  SqueakyChu | Feb 20, 2021 |
I had to. I just had to. After the horribly awful election last week, I had to listen to this book. I had bought it years ago but it had sat on my shelf. After the election, I grabbed the audiobook from my library's OverDrive site and sped through Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico listening to it.

My first reaction was incredible sadness that this man will no longer be our president in a few short months. His thoughts on government, politics, and America are uniquely intelligent, empathetic, measured, and reasonable. They make sense, and I dearly needed some sense this past week.

Ultimately, I also felt hope, because this man is and was my president, and had worked to make our country better -- not just for the rich and privileged, but for everybody. And I have hope because he showed that most people just want the same things, and that we can all find common ground. ( )
  wisemetis | Dec 7, 2020 |
As I write this, we are two years into a new administration, one that is in stark contrast to the previous administration. Frankly, I prefer the tone and direction of the Obama administration over the Trump administration. I prefer Barack Obama's qualities as a man and President over our current President. While I had not read The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream prior to Barack Obama taking office, I wish I had. I am confident I would have been able to support his agenda more. The Audacity of Hope clearly outlined his agenda and it was about hope. It was about raising the standard of living for everyone and I mean everyone. This is in direct contrast to the agenda of the man currently in office. Read more ( )
  skrabut | Sep 2, 2020 |
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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.
 

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