A promised land

A Promised Land

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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.

O proizvodu

Format: 15,9 x 24,1 cm
Uvez: tvrdi
Broj stranica: 768
Biblioteka: -
Izdavač: Crown Publishing Group
Izdanje: 2020.
ISBN: 9781524763169

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Obećana zemlja Baracka Obame možda su najnestrpljivije iščekivani i najuspješniji predsjednički memoari modernog doba, a krajem lipnja stiglo je i hrvatsko izdanje. U prvom od najavljena dva sveska, na više od 750 stranica Obama piše o mladenačkim idealima i događajima koji su ga oblikovali, usmjerili prema aktivizmu i razvili u njemu političku ambiciju koja ga je dovela do Bijele kuće.
Iskreno govoreći o neslaganjima, razočaranjima, pogreškama i moralnim dvojbama koje je proživio tijekom izbora i u svom prvom predsjedničkom mandatu, o dirljivim trenucima, prekrasnim, hrabrim, samozatajnim ljudima koje je upoznao, Obama se ogolio bez presedana u političkoj publicistici.

Barack Obama je bio 44. predsjednik Sjedinjenih Američkih Država, u dva mandata, izabran u studenom 2008. Dobitnik je Nobelove nagrade za mir za 2009. godinu. Autor je dviju uspješnica Dreams from My Father i The Audacity of Hope. Živi u Washingtonu sa suprugom Michelle s kojom ima dvije kćeri, Maliju i Sashu.