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President Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4, 1961. He graduated with a degree in political science from Columbia University in 1983. Before moving to Chicago in 1985, he worked at Business International Corporation and then at the New York Public Interest Research Group. In mostrar mais Chicago, he worked as a community organizer with low-income residents. He entered Harvard Law School in 1988, was elected editor of the Harvard Law Review in 1990, and graduated in 1991. After graduating law school, he returned to Chicago and became a civil rights lawyer. He also taught at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. In 1997, he was elected to the Illinois State Senate and served until 2004. In 2000, he made an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2005, he was elected to the U.S. Senate. In 2007, he announced his candidacy for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. On November 4, 2008, Obama defeated John McCain in the general election and became the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. He wrote Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance in 1995 and The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream in 2006. He won Best Spoken Word Album Grammy Awards in 2006 and 2008 for abridged audiobook versions of both books. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. His book Of Thee I Sing came out in 2010. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: President Obama, December 6, 2012 in an Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Obras de Barack Obama

Sonhos do meu Pai: A história da minha família (1995) — Narrador, algumas edições9,432 cópias
A Promised Land (2020) — Autor; Narrador, algumas edições4,477 cópias
Renegades: Born in the USA (2021) 224 cópias
The Faith of Barack Obama (2008) — Associated Name — 145 cópias
Yes We Can: A Biography of President Barack Obama (2008) — Associated Name — 132 cópias
The Obama Victory (2010) — Associated Name — 41 cópias
Barack Obama Speeches (2020) 38 cópias
Farewell Speeches (2017) 17 cópias
Barack Obama: 44th U.S. President (2009) — Associated Name — 12 cópias
Et lovet land (2020) 5 cópias
Renegados. Born in the USA (2021) 4 cópias
Pamantul fagaduintei (2020) 3 cópias
Discours choisis (2018) 2 cópias
Yes We Can 2 cópias
Πρόεδρος Ομπάμα: Η… (2009) — Associated Name — 1 exemplar(es)
TOKE E PREMTUAR 1 exemplar(es)
American factory 1 exemplar(es)
UNA TERRA PROMESSA 1 exemplar(es)
Preşedintele Obama: drumul către Casa Albă: [album] (2008) — Associated Name — 1 exemplar(es)
The Quotable Obama 1 exemplar(es)
Ziemia obiecana (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Sulla Razza (Italian Edition) (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Barack Obama: Out of Many, One (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Barack Obama 1 exemplar(es)
Senator Obama Goes To Africa (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
Si può fare (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Eleventh Hour 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Conversations with Myself (2010) — Prefácio; algumas edições649 cópias
An Inconvenient Truth [2006 documentary film] (2006) — Contribuinte, algumas edições241 cópias
The Mark Twain Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Work (2010) — Contribuinte — 142 cópias
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2018 (2018) — Contribuinte — 109 cópias
Barack Obama a náš sen — Associated Name — 1 exemplar(es)
Rustin [2023 film] (2023) — Executive producer — 1 exemplar(es)
A Promised Land, Becoming (2020) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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Obama, A Promised Land - Introductions and general em One LibraryThing, One Book (Dezembro 2020)
President Obama's summer reading list em Other People's Libraries (Dezembro 2019)


Former President Obama is a very good writer in terms of both use of language and storytelling ability. This book did not disappoint in that respect, although I might be so fed up with politics right now that I could not appreciate the policy aspects and political maneuvering that he discussed in detail. Fitting to end this crazy 2020 year with a memoir by #44 while #45 is about to leave office, and not a moment too soon. I may need to revisit this in a few years when I am not so traumatized by politics.… (mais)
bschweiger | outras 129 resenhas | Feb 4, 2024 |
(2020) Very good memoir of his presidency thru the death of Osama Bin Laden from a Navy Seals raid of his compound in Pakistan on May 2, 2011. Obama is a very good writer, the book felt like he was sitting at the kitchen table talking about his experiences over a cup of coffee. Part II of the memoir is due out later, but this was excellent.In the first volume of his presidential memoir, Obama recounts the hard path to the White House.In this long, often surprisingly candid narrative, Obama depicts a callow youth spent playing basketball and ?getting loaded,? his early reading of difficult authors serving as a way to impress coed classmates. (?As a strategy for picking up girls, my pseudo-intellectualism proved mostly worthless,? he admits.) Yet seriousness did come to him in time and, with it, the conviction that America could live up to its stated aspirations. His early political role as an Illinois state senator, itself an unlikely victory, was not big enough to contain Obama's early ambition, nor was his term as U.S. Senator. Only the presidency would do, a path he painstakingly carved out, vote by vote and speech by careful speech. As he writes, ?By nature I'm a deliberate speaker, which, by the standards of presidential candidates, helped keep my gaffe quotient relatively low.? The author speaks freely about the many obstacles of the racenot just the question of race and racism itself, but also the rise, with ?potent disruptor? Sarah Palin, of a know-nothingism that would manifest itself in an obdurate, ideologically driven Republican legislature. Not to mention the meddlings of Donald Trump, who turns up in this volume for his idiotic ?birther? campaign while simultaneously fishing for a contract to build ?a beautiful ballroom? on the White House lawn. A born moderate, Obama allows that he might not have been ideological enough in the face of Mitch McConnell, whose primary concern was then ?clawing [his] way back to power.? Indeed, one of the most compelling aspects of the book, as smoothly written as his previous books, is Obama's cleareyed scene-setting for how the political landscape would become so fracturedÂ¥surely a topic he'll expand on in the next volume.A top-notch political memoir and serious exercise in practical politics for every reader.Pub Date: Nov. 17, 2020ISBN: 978-1-5247-6316-9Page Count: 768Publisher: CrownReview Posted Online: Nov. 16, 2020Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15, 2020… (mais)
derailer | outras 129 resenhas | Jan 25, 2024 |



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