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Barack Obama – A Promised Land

Barack Obama A Promised Land recensie en informatie van de memoires van de ex-president van de Verenigde Staten. Op 17 november 2020 verschijnt bij Uitgeverij Viking Press de autobiografie van Barack Obama. De Nederlandse vertaling van het eerste deel van memoires van Barack Obama verschijnen op dezelfde datum bij Uitgeverij Hollands Diep met als titel Een beloofd land.

Barack Obama A Promised Land Recensie en Informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van de autobiografie A Promised Land. Het boek is geschreven door Barack Obama. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van de memoires van de voormalige president van de Verenigde Staten, Barack Obama.

Barack Obama A Promised Land Recensie Autobiografie Barack Obama

A Promised Land

  • Schrijver: Amerikaanse (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: autobiografie, memoires
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Viking Press
  • Verschijnt: 17 november 2020
  • Omvang: 768 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Gebonden Boek

Flaptekst van het boek met memoires van Barack Obama

In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency-a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.

Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation’s highest office.

Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune’s Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden.

A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective-the story of one man’s bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of “hope and change,” and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making. He is frank about the forces that opposed him at home and abroad, open about how living in the White House affected his wife and daughters, and unafraid to reveal self-doubt and disappointment. Yet he never wavers from his belief that inside the great, ongoing American experiment, progress is always possible.

This beautifully written and powerful book captures Barack Obama’s conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day.

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