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The Audacity of Hope (excerpt) | [Barack Obama]

The Audacity of Hope (excerpt)

In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. Now, in The Audacity of Hope, 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 improbable experiment in democracy".
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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. Now, in The Audacity of Hope, 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 improbable experiment in democracy". He also speaks, with surprising intimacy and self-deprecating humor, about settling in as a senator, seeking to balance the demands of public service and family life, and his own deepening religious commitment.

At the heart of this audiobook is Senator Obama's vision of how we can move beyond our divisions to tackle concrete problems. Underlying his stories about family, friends, members of the Senate, and even the president is a vigorous search for connection: the foundation for a radically hopeful political consensus.

A senator and a lawyer, a professor and a father, a Christian and a skeptic, and above all a student of history and human nature, Senator Obama has written a book of transforming power.

©2006 Barack Obama; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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  • Deborah
    Highland, NY, USA
    06/06/09
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    "I am glad I voted for Obama"

    After listening to Obama narrate his book I now understand how he has reached the place where he is...what a pleasure it was to hear him speak about so many different subjects with his unique, holistic approach. I can relate to his mother's philosophy of life and have a deeper appreciation of his sincere intention for being a global citizen. His Mother and Grandmother, I am sure, are proudly watching him from afar. Here Here to them, and to him for his courage to follow his heart and honor the women in his life. Keep it up President Barack Obama, and make all of the Mothers of the World proud of you. Thank you, Deborah in Woodstock, NY

    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • lynda
    NASHVILLE, TN, United States
    16/02/11
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    "go barack"

    i enjoyed listening to the excerpt and will probably listen to the book in its entirity--i hope he shows everyone that he is up to the job

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ginny
    Seattle, WA, USA
    16/08/09
    Overall
    "'The Audacity of Hope'"

    you only sent me 4 minutes. since when is that a book??

    3 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Emory
    United States
    13/01/12
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    "Can't stand to listen to his voice and his lies."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    So...there you have it. I won't give him a cent of my money. If he isn't sent packing in 2012, I might need that cent.


    Any additional comments?

    God help us!!!

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Dorothy
    Jersey Ciy, NJ, United States
    09/10/10
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    "Biased Opinion"

    This short excerpt shows me why I can still safely hate Obama.
    I would not personally enrich his pockets with my money by buying this book.

    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
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