The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream Read Online Free - The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama's call for a new kind of politics—a politics that builds upon those shared understandings that pull us together as Americans. Lucid in his vision of America's place in the world, refreshingly candid about his family life and his time in the Senate, Obama here sets out his political convictions and inspires us to trust in the dogged optimism that has long defined us and that is our best hope going forward.
|Title||:||The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream|
|Number of Pages||:||375 pages|
February 18, 2008
I’m assuming Obama will be the next President of the USA. That will probably be a good thing. Recently I did an online quiz to pick which candidate I would be most likely to vote for – as an Australian this was purely an academic exercise – but it said I should support Obama. Naturally, my politi...
December 04, 2013
I've now finished this book, which I've been reviewing a chapter at a time. Before starting, I was concerned that it might lower my opinion of him. Many people have been rather dismissive, and perhaps that's why I didn't read it earlier. In fact, it has had the opposite effect. It's well thought...
May 28, 2017
Excellent book. When I found out he was the narrator had to buy it. Did read the hard copy back in 2007. Missed his voice so much, intelligent, inspiring speeches. Fall in love with him at the 2004 Democratic convention.
His work in Chicago, ambitious political journey, how he met his wife. Values...
June 14, 2017
Enjoyable book! Amazing insight and a wonderful read....(paperback!)
June 26, 2007
It is a good thing that these days, if a Democratic candidate wants to continue war and occupation in Iraq, he has to call it "phased redeployment" a la Obama, rather than "20,000 more troops," a la Kerry. People are fed up with the old policies, and they're looking towards candidates who talk le...
July 03, 2007
Barack Obama fills me with hope.
Hope for the United States, and hope for America's standing on the world stage.
This book shows the human side of a man who is running for president. He tackles many different issues from faith, race, family life, war, international relations, and politics.
All are d...
June 14, 2017
Great book! amazing insight and a wonderful read...(paperback!)
May 20, 2015
I found the first couple of chapters of this book a bit murky, due to my ignorance of American political life and methods, but after that I found it fascinating. I loved the way that Obama can communicate at all levels. This book could so easily have been a dry and dusty analysis of his political...
March 09, 2008
I used to think that a liberal was simply someone whose background and education was deficient of the facts needed to understand the full ramifications of their left-leaning policies. For example, in a debate I once heard Maxine Waters (D-CA) incredulously ask "Why not?!" when told that the gover...
February 07, 2017
This week was.........not a good time to read this book. I thought that it would be, that it would be the perfect time to read about the need for compassion in politics and how there's always hope for the future.
Instead? This was just...sad. 2006 Barack Obama had so much hope for the...