书名：A Promised Land
A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy 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.
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.
@ Luxi 先后在纽约客和Spiegel看到本书片段–Affordable Care Act从出生到通过，Gaddafi：Obama的理想主义和为了政治资本的妥协、个人面对铺面而来反抗的无力：种族主义、资本家、共和党的政治势力、甚至是那些他想帮助的人。大家对本书目的议论纷纷，很多右翼媒体和反对者讽刺他做秀赚钱。在这本书中Obama并不掩盖自己的政治野心和妥协，也或许有些煽情片段专门来讨好读者给自己辩解。当你… @ 阿平初中沒畢業 惡心 @ SitNomineDigna INCOMPETENT @ Jason 可能是2002年最期待的书，只看了前言和第一章开头，就感觉非常不错，前言部分用词非常高级，含义深刻，第一章片段细节描写的非常的生动，太棒了…会努力在2020年看完的 @ 阿平初中沒畢業 惡心 @ SitNomineDigna INCOMPETENT @ Luxi 先后在纽约客和Spiegel看到本书片段–Affordable Care Act从出生到通过，Gaddafi：Obama的理想主义和为了政治资本的妥协、个人面对铺面而来反抗的无力：种族主义、资本家、共和党的政治势力、甚至是那些他想帮助的人。大家对本书目的议论纷纷，很多右翼媒体和反对者讽刺他做秀赚钱。在这本书中Obama并不掩盖自己的政治野心和妥协，也或许有些煽情片段专门来讨好读者给自己辩解。当你… @ Jason 可能是2002年最期待的书，只看了前言和第一章开头，就感觉非常不错，前言部分用词非常高级，含义深刻，第一章片段细节描写的非常的生动，太棒了…会努力在2020年看完的