The Audacity of Hope

Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (Random House Large Print)

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In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord a ...Continua
Ha scritto il 05/02/13
true story
When I think of every possibility of the world that is one. The autobiography of Barack Obama written in 1992 is a great voyage through humankind in recent history & our time. Perhaps it would seem plot of destiny or something such in material world...Continua
Jesus Ortega Segura
Ha scritto il 16/09/11
Left unfinished, although it's not a bad read.
I have tried reading this book several times, but I ended up setting it aside in all two or three occasions. It's not that the book is bad. It contains a few good reflections on American politics, and Obama tries to discuss the issues from a point...Continua
Ha scritto il 13/05/11
This man's a genius, he should run for President of the United States! Actually when this book first came out in 2006 I realized then that it was Senator Obama's unofficial announcement that he was going to be running in 2008, it just took me until...Continua
Ha scritto il 19/04/11
Ha scritto il 19/04/11
Written before Barack Obama became President or even a politician, Dreams from my Father is a thoughtfully and honestly written memoir that really lets you see the kind of person he is, and what black-white relations are like in his eyes. His sojour...Continua

Ha scritto il Dec 18, 2015, 22:29
From the car, we watched George return to his friends, quickly indistinguishable from the others with round heads and knobby knees who were chasing a scuffed football through the grass. I found myself suddenly remembering then my first meeting with...Continua
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Ha scritto il Dec 15, 2015, 04:10
What is a family? Is it just a genetic chain, parents and offsprings, people like me? Or is it a social construct, an economic unit, optimal for child rearing and divisions of labor? Or is it something else entirely: a sore of shared memories, say? A...Continua
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Ha scritto il Dec 12, 2015, 23:15
By the time I reached Chicago, the phrase self-esteem seemed to be on everyone's lips: activists, talk show hosts, educators, and sociologists. It was a handy catchall to describe our hurt, a sanitized way of talking about the things we'd been keepin...Continua
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Ha scritto il Dec 10, 2015, 00:29
I don't fault people their suspicions. I learned long ago to distrust my childhood and the stories that shaped it. It was only many years later, after I had sat at my father's grave and spoken to him through Africa's red soil, that I could circle bac...Continua

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