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In Nashville the music is louder, the dreams are bigger, and love can bring a cowboy to his knees.


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A broken promise, a terrifying legacy



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Also by Barack Obama:

Of Thee I Sing, November 2010
Hardcover
The Inaugural Address, 2009, February 2009
Hardcover
Change We Can Believe In, September 2008
Paperback
The Audacity of Hope, July 2008
Paperback
The Audacity of Hope, November 2007
Paperback
Dreams from My Father, January 2007
Trade Size
The Audacity of Hope, October 2006
Hardcover
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, August 2004
Trade Size

The Audacity of Hope
Barack Obama

Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

Vintage
July 2008
On Sale: July 15, 2008
464 pages
ISBN: 0307455874
EAN: 9780307455871
Paperback
$7.99
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“A government that truly represents these Americans–that truly serves these Americans–will require a different kind of politics. That politics will need to reflect our lives as they are actually lived. It won’t be pre-packaged, ready to pull off the shelf. It will have to be constructed from the best of our traditions and will have to account for the darker aspects of our past. We will need to understand just how we got to this place, this land of warring factions and tribal hatreds. And we’ll need to remind ourselves, despite all our differences, just how much we share: common hopes, common dreams, a bond that will not break.” –from The Audacity of Hope

In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. 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 Senator Obama called “the audacity of hope.”

Now, in The Audacity of Hope, 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 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. 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 Senator Obama’s vision of how we can move beyond our divisions to tackle concrete problems. 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– where it is vital and where it must never intrude. Underlying his stories about family, friends, members of the Senate, even the president, is a vigorous search for connection: the foundation for a radically hopeful political consensus.

A senator and a lawyer, a professor and a father, a Christian and a skeptic, and above all a student of history and human nature, Senator Obama has written a book of transforming power. 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. Those Americans are out there, he writes–“waiting for Republicans and Democrats to catch up with them.”

Media Buzz

Countdown with Keith Olbermann - December 23, 2010
Countdown with Keith Olbermann - August 23, 2010
Good Morning America - July 27, 2009
Today - July 25, 2009
Extra - January 21, 2009
60 Minutes - December 28, 2008
Good Morning America - December 22, 2008
Talk of the Nation - November 17, 2008
Morning Edition - November 10, 2008
All Things Considered - October 30, 2008
Morning Edition - October 29, 2008
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer - September 25, 2008
Inside Edition - July 31, 2008

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