The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

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Random House Audio #ad - He also writes, 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 book is Barack Obama’s vision of how we can move beyond our divisions to tackle concrete problems.

Those americans are out there, he writes—“waiting for Republicans and Democrats to catch up with them. ”. Only by returning to the principles that gave birth to our Constitution, he says, can Americans repair a political process that is broken, and restore to working order a government that has fallen dangerously out of touch with millions of ordinary Americans.

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

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream #ad - One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what Obama called “the audacity of hope. The audacity of hope is barack obama’s call 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 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. In july 2004, barack obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum.

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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

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Random House Audio #ad - Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance #ad - Includes the senator's speech from the 2004 democratic national Convention! In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey—first to a small town in Kansas, and then to Kenya, confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life, where he meets the African side of his family, from which he retraces the migration of his mother’s family to Hawaii, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.

. It begins in new york, where barack obama learns that his father—a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man—has been killed in a car accident.

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Becoming

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Random House Audio #ad - As first lady of the united states of america—the first african American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U. S. And around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments.

An intimate, and inspiring memoir by the former first lady of the united states  #1 new york times bestseller • oprah’s book club pick • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, powerful, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era.

. With unerring honesty and lively wit, both public and private, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, and revelatory, wise, becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.

Becoming #ad - In her memoir, michelle obama invites readers into her world, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address.

Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

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What Happened

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Simon & Schuster Audio #ad - She tells readers what it took to get back on her feet—the rituals, relationships, and reading that got her through, and what the experience has taught her about life. By analyzing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect our values and our democracy in the future.

An engaging, beautifully synthesized page-turner” Slate. Offering a “bracing. In this “feminist manifesto” the new york times, the criticism over her voice, and appearance, age, she speaks to the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, and the double standard confronting women in politics.

What Happened #ad - The election of 2016 was unprecedented and historic. She takes us inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, stranger-than-fiction twists, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules.

The #1 new york times bestseller and time #1 nonfiction Book of the Year: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s most personal memoir yet, about the 2016 presidential election. In this “candid and blackly funny” the new York Times memoir, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history.

What happened is the story of that campaign, now with a new epilogue showing how Hillary grappled with many of her worst fears coming true in the Trump Era, while finding new hope in a surge of civic activism, women running for office, and young people marching in the streets. Guide to our political arena” the washington Post, What Happened lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on our democracy by a foreign adversary.

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Educated: A Memoir

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Random House Audio #ad - . 1 new york times, kqed • new york public libraryan unforgettable memoir about a young girl who,  and boston globe bestseller • named one of the ten best books of the year by the new york times book review • one of president barack obama’s favorite books of the year • bill gates’s holiday reading list • finalist for the national book critics circle’s award in autobiography • finalist for the national book critics circle’s john leonard prize for best first book • finalist for the pen/jean stein book award • finalist for the los angeles book prizenamed one of paste’s best memoirs of the decade • named one of the best books of the year by the washington post • o: the oprah magazine • time • npr • good morning america • san francisco chronicle • the guardian • the economist • financial times • newsday • new york post • theSkimm • Refinery29 • Bloomberg • Self • Real Simple • Town & Country • Bustle • Paste • Publishers Weekly • Library Journal • LibraryReads • BookRiot • Pamela Paul, WALL STREET JOURNAL, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge UniversityBorn to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, kept out of school, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom.

Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. Beautiful and propulsive. Despite the singularity of tara westover’s childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?”—Vogue“Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others.

Educated: A Memoir #ad - The new york Times Book Review. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent.

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My Own Words

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Simon & Schuster Audio #ad - This is a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America’s most influential women. Throughout her life Justice Ginsburg has been and continues to be a prolific writer and public speaker. Williams. Justice ginsburg has written an introduction to the book, and Hartnett and Williams introduce each chapter, giving biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted.

My Own Words #ad - . This book’s sampling is selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. The first book from ruth bader ginsburg since becoming a supreme Court Justice in 1993—a witty, engaging, serious, women’s rights, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, and popular culture.

My own words offers justice ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, the workways of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, including gender equality, law and lawyers in opera, and the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution.

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Alexander Hamilton

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Penguin Audio #ad - At a critical time to look back to our roots,  Alexander Hamilton will remind readers of the purpose of our institutions and our heritage as Americans. Nobody has captured hamilton better than chernow” —The New York Times Book Review Ron Chernow's other biographies include: Grant, Washington, and Titan.

Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power. According to historian joseph ellis, in my view the best ever written,  Alexander Hamilton is “a robust full-length portrait, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all.

Few figures in american history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton. Chernow’s biography gives hamilton his due and sets the record straight, deftly illustrating that the political and economic greatness of today’s America is the result of Hamilton’s countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time.

A new york times bestseller, scandalized, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton!Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, and shaped the newborn nation. In the first full-length biography of alexander Hamilton in decades, inspire, Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, and scandalize the newborn America.

Alexander Hamilton #ad - His is a hamilton far more human than we’ve encountered before—from his shame about his birth to his fiery aspirations, Monroe, from his intimate relationships with childhood friends to his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Adams, Madison, and Burr, and from his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds to his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza.

And never before has there been a more vivid account of Hamilton’s famous and mysterious death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July of 1804.

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Me: Elton John Official Autobiography

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Macmillan Audio #ad - All the while elton was hiding a drug addiction that would grip him for over a decade. In me, elton also writes powerfully about getting clean and changing his life, about finding love with David Furnish and becoming a father. This is a story that will stay with you by a living legend. By the age of twenty-three he was performing his first gig in America, a star-spangled T-shirt, facing an astonished audience in his bright yellow dungarees, and boots with wings.

Elton john had arrived and the music world would never be the same again. His life has been full of drama, from the early rejection of his work with song-writing partner bernie taupin to spinning out of control as a chart-topping superstar; from half-heartedly trying to drown himself in his LA swimming pool to disco-dancing with Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth; from friendships with John Lennon, The Lion King, Freddie Mercury, and George Michael to setting up his AIDS Foundation to conquering Broadway with Aida, and Billy Elliot the Musical.

Me: Elton John Official Autobiography #ad - In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, from his rollercoaster lifestyle as shown in the film Rocketman, to becoming a living legend. Christened reginald dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the London suburb of Pinner and dreamed of becoming a pop star.

In a voice that is warm, and open, this is Elton on his music and his relationships, humble, his passions and his mistakes.

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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

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Crown #ad - . It begins in new york, where barack obama learns that his father—a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man—has been killed in a car accident. Perceptive and wise, this book will tell you something about yourself whether you are black or white. Marian wright Edelman Great product! This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey—first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother’s family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life, where he meets the African side of his family, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.

Praise for dreams from My Father “Beautifully crafted. This book belongs on the shelf beside works like james mcbride’s The Color of Water and Gregory Howard Williams’s Life on the Color Line as a tale of living astride America’s racial categories. Scott turow “Provocative. This is a book worth savoring.

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance #ad - Alex kotlowitz, author of there are no children here “one of the most powerful books of self-discovery I’ve ever read, class, and color, all the more so for its illuminating insights into the problems not only of race, but of culture and ethnicity. Persuasively describes the phenomenon of belonging to two different worlds, and thus belonging to neither.

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Fear: Trump in the White House

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Simon & Schuster Audio #ad - It was no less than an administrative coup d’état, ” Woodward writes, “a nervous breakdown of the executive power of the most powerful county in the world. Great product! It reports in-depth on trump’s key domestic issues particularly trade and tariff disputes, tax legislation, immigration, the Paris Climate Accord and the racial violence in Charlottesville in 2017.

It discloses how senior trump white house officials joined together to steal draft orders from the president’s Oval Office desk so he would not issue directives that would jeopardize top secret intelligence operations. Often with day-by-day details, iran, dialogue and documentation, NATO, Fear tracks key foreign issues from North Korea, Afghanistan, the Middle East, China and Russia.

Fear: Trump in the White House #ad - Fear is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president’s first years in office. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. Over 2 million copies sold runaway #1 new york times bestseller sensational #1 international bestseller “explosive.

The washington Post “Devastating. The new yorker “Unprecedented. Cnn “great reporting.

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Between the World and Me

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Random House Audio #ad - Beautifully woven from personal narrative, bracingly confronts our present,  Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, and fresh, reimagined history, emotionally charged reportage, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race, ” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, locked up, today, threatened, and, and murdered out of all proportion.

Great product!1 new york times bestseller • national book award winner • named one of time’s ten best nonfiction books of the decade • pulitzer prize finalist • national book critics circle award finalist hailed by toni morrison as “required reading, ” a bold and personal literary exploration of america’s racial history by “the most important essayist in a generation and a writer who changed the national political conversation about race” rolling stone named one of the most influential books of the decade by cnn • named one of paste’s best memoirs of the decade • named one of thE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis.

Between the World and Me #ad - Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder.

What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son.

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