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A Promised Land - by Barack Obama (Hardcover)

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  • A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy
  • Barack Obama was the 44th president of the United States, elected in November 2008 and holding office for two terms. He is the author of two previous New York Times bestselling books, Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope, and the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Michelle. They have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.
  • 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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About the Book



In this 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 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.



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A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making--from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINEE - NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post - Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times - NPR - The Guardian - Marie Claire

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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"Barack Obama is as fine a writer as they come. . . . [A Promised Land] is nearly always pleasurable to read, sentence by sentence, the prose gorgeous in places, the detail granular and vivid. . . . The story will continue in the second volume, but Barack Obama has already illuminated a pivotal moment in American history, and how America changed while also remaining unchanged."--Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The New York Times Book Review



About The Author



Barack Obama was the 44th president of the United States, elected in November 2008 and holding office for two terms. He is the author of two previous New York Times bestselling books, Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope, and the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Michelle. They have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.
Dimensions (Overall): 9.3 Inches (H) x 6.5 Inch (W) x 1.7 Inch (D)
Weight: 2.44 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 768
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Historical
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Format: Hardcover
Author: Barack Obama
Language: English
Street Date: November 17, 2020
TCIN: 81321802
UPC: 9781524763169
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-6348
Origin: Made in the USA
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Q: Hi, is the President Obama, A Promised Land, book a first edition? Thanks.

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4.5 out of 5 stars with 404 reviews
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93 recommendations

Not good at all

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Kelly - 3 years ago
I disliked This book
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I would buy again!

5 out of 5 stars
Sue Ellen - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Purchased this book for a gift and they loved it! It is a wonderful book to read.
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Interesting read

5 out of 5 stars
kgreg - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
I enjoyed this- it’s quite dense, but overall interesting to read about 2008-2012 from his perspective.
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A Promised Land

5 out of 5 stars
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Marilynn - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
excellent book as all his are!
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Boy, we miss you.

5 out of 5 stars
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Evienicole19 - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Best prez ever! I miss Barack!
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Fan of Obama’s!

5 out of 5 stars
LFKW - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Great detail to really get ton know about him!
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Beautiful book

5 out of 5 stars
Amina - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
bought for my mother for the holidays. Very nice and sophisticated cover and book, can't wait to read it!
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Very informative

5 out of 5 stars
Lisa Can - 3 years ago
How difficult it must have been for President Obama to figure out which pieces to add or omit. President Obama gave us so much in this book yet there's still so much more I want to know. I believe those 1 stars are not from people that actually read the book.
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Love him

5 out of 5 stars
Sonya - 3 years ago
Such a great book! It is a must read.
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promise land

5 out of 5 stars
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Trappin - 3 years ago
I love that this book showed us the side of his presidency that we didn't get to see
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MISS

1 out of 5 stars
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Jennifer - 3 years ago
I don't learn anything from this book!
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Long, but well worth the read

4 out of 5 stars
Elizabeth - 3 years ago
4.5 stars, this was full of information, wasn’t too dry, and I am always partial to a narration by the author - but especially for this one, as one could probably tell from his time as president, he’s so compelling to listen to. It was so long, though! I felt like I was reading it forever, even though really it was only 8 days. I will say, my audio checkout ran out part way through and I decided to just finish it as an ebook because I still had my library copy, and that made the end feel even slower. I’m typically a very fast reader, but this was pretty dense and lengthy. I definitely see why he’d choose to break it in two, I don’t know how I would’ve felt had this been both terms and I was still reading. I’m definitely interested in the second installment and will probably buy the audiobook next time, or start earlier after I get my library copy
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Recommended

5 out of 5 stars
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FH - 3 years ago
This book is a Must read! Thank Mr. President!
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horrid

1 out of 5 stars
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ja - 3 years ago
awful do not recommend
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When they go low, we go high ....

5 out of 5 stars
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Angie - 3 years ago
Wow! I have more respect for this man after seeing the effort and explanations he put into this book to explain his thinking and goals while he was president. I loved reading about his early life and family as well. He’s such an analytical mind and he really does his homework. Not to mention he’s a great writer. I miss having such a thoughtful intelligent leader. Wonderful read!
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obama book

5 out of 5 stars
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gabbi g - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
great read, absolutely adore this man as well as the stories he has to tell.
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Amazing read written by an amazing President!

5 out of 5 stars
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Nasty woman - 3 years ago
Amazing read! It was so great to read through what it felt like to walk in the presidents shoes! Obama had so many obstacles but in my opinion did an amazing job as our president! My fav for sure!
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Great President, Great Book!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Help With The Screws - 3 years ago
Ahaha major LOL at the one star nasty reviews! Obviously people who haven’t even read it but just want to throw Obama under the bus even 4 years later!! Jesus! This book in fact is a wonderful read & makes me long for the days he was in office. Glad that there is more hope on the horizon though!
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1 out of 5 stars
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Dissapointed - 3 years ago
What a waste of time and money!
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Must-read

5 out of 5 stars
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sensitive2fragrance - 3 years ago
Love the self-awareness, humor, humanness, and empathy- things I’ve sorely missed in a president since 2017.
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