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The audacity of hope : thoughts on reclaiming the American dream / Barack Obama.

By: Obama, Barack.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2006]Copyright date: copyright 2006Edition: 1st ed.Description: 375 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0307237699; 9780307237699; 9780307237705; 0307237702.Subject(s): Obama, Barack | Obama, Barack -- Biography | United States. Congress. Senate -- Biography | Obama, Barack -- Philosophy | Legislators -- United States -- Biography | African American legislators -- Biography | National characteristics, American | Ideals (Philosophy) | United States -- Politics and government -- Philosophy | United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009Additional physical formats: Online version:: Audacity of hope.; Online version:: Audacity of hope.DDC classification: 973/.04960730092 | B Other classification: 89.40
Contents:
Republicans and Democrats -- Values -- Our Constitution -- Politics -- Opportunity -- Faith -- Race -- The world beyond our borders -- Family.
Summary: Senator Obama calls for a different brand of politics--a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the "endless clash of armies" we see in Congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of our democracy. He explores those forces--from the fear of losing, to the perpetual need to raise money, to the power of the media--that can stifle even the best-intentioned politician. He examines the growing economic insecurity of American families, the racial and religious tensions within the body politic, and the transnational threats--from terrorism to pandemic--that gather beyond our shores. And he grapples with the role that faith plays in a democracy. Only by returning to the principles that gave birth to our Constitution, he says, can Americans repair a broken political process, and restore to working order a government dangerously out of touch with millions of ordinary Americans.--From publisher description.
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Includes index.

Republicans and Democrats -- Values -- Our Constitution -- Politics -- Opportunity -- Faith -- Race -- The world beyond our borders -- Family.

Senator Obama calls for a different brand of politics--a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the "endless clash of armies" we see in Congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of our democracy. He explores those forces--from the fear of losing, to the perpetual need to raise money, to the power of the media--that can stifle even the best-intentioned politician. He examines the growing economic insecurity of American families, the racial and religious tensions within the body politic, and the transnational threats--from terrorism to pandemic--that gather beyond our shores. And he grapples with the role that faith plays in a democracy. Only by returning to the principles that gave birth to our Constitution, he says, can Americans repair a broken political process, and restore to working order a government dangerously out of touch with millions of ordinary Americans.--From publisher description.

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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 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. <p> 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. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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