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The audacity of hope : thoughts on reclaiming the American dream

Author: Barack Hussein Obama
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, cop. 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 democracy. He explores those forces--from the fear of losing, to the perpetual need to raise money, to the power of the media--that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama; Barack Obama; Barack Obama; Barack Obama; Barack Hussein Obama
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barack Hussein Obama
ISBN: 0307237699 9780307237699
OCLC Number: 493549651
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Shortlisted for Galaxy British Book Awards: Borders Author of the Year 2009.
Description: 1 v. (375 p.) ; 25 cm
Contents: Republicans and Democrats --
Values --
Our Constitution --
Politics --
Opportunity --
Faith --
Race --
The world beyond our borders --
Family.
Other Titles: Republicans and Democrats.
Values.
Our Constitution.
Politics.
Opportunity.
Faith.
Race.
World beyond our borders.
Family.
Responsibility: Barack Obama.

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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 democracy. He explores those forces--from the fear of losing, to the perpetual need to raise money, to the power of the media--that can stifle even the best-intentioned politician. He examines the growing economic insecurity of American families, the racial and religious tensions within the body politic, and the transnational threats--from terrorism to pandemic--that gather beyond our shores. And he grapples with the role that faith plays in a democracy. Only by returning to the principles that gave birth to our Constitution, he says, can Americans repair a broken political process, and restore to working order a government dangerously out of touch with millions of ordinary Americans.--From publisher description.

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