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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

    NUMBER ONE 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 GuardianMarie 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 US 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 US 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.

    ©2021 Barack Obama (P)2021 Random House Audio

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    Fühlt sich an, als hätte man selbst kandidiert!

    Unglaublich spannend geschrieben und gelesen (als Nicht-Native höre ich Geschwindigkeit 0.9), man fühlt förmlich den Stress der Wahl-Kampagnen und des Amtes. Aber auch seinen Willen, die USA zu einem besseren, faireren Land zu machen. Ich empfehle wärmstens, das Buch in Original-Sprache zu hören, auch wenn man pro Kapitel (durchschnittlich 40-50 Minuten) zwei-drei Mal 15-30 Sekunden zurückspringen muss, um einen Satz oder einen Kontext besser zu verstehen. Das ist es allemal wert. Um meine Einschätzung für Sie zu relativieren: Netflix-Filme in Originalsprache sind für mich viel, viel schwerer zu verstehen.

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    An open and probably honest account.

    I liked that Obama reads it himself. It makes it more personal and easy to listen to. Even though he talks about so many people that it is hard to keep up with who is who sometimes, it is very informative and filled with many interesting details. Sometimes he comes of too much as the awesome hero for my taste. But to become president and be president you probably to have to have a very healthy ego.

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    The perfect book read by a perfect speaker

    This autobiography presents the reflections of a highly intellectual man and a deeply empathic person on his family,his values,the office of the President and on his opponents. Obama‘s style is clear, entertaining and easy to listen to. The reader‘s /listener‘s rising anger at the Republicans for their constant obstruction is elegantly fuelled by Obama into an „OK,that‘s politics, but we have to make it better“ attitude. He gives an insight into his personal life but always combines it with what can be done for the general good. Can‘t wait for the second volume!

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    Well red, horrible content

    Typical Book in the american style. I am the best. I achieved everything. I am the smartest.

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    Langeweile ohne Ende.

    Reine Selbstbeweihräucherung und Rechtfertigung. Für mich auch sehr langweilig. Mochte ihn vorher sehr, jetzt deutlich weniger.

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    Einsicht in eine interessante Persönlichkeit

    Die meist kurzweilig, manchmal mit Längen gesprochene Autobiographie des ersten schwarzen US Präsidenten, bietet viele intime Einsichten in ein faszinierendes Leben, sowie exklusive Hintergründe zu einigen der wichtigsten politischen Entscheidungen, während der ersten Amtszeit Obamas. Sehr zu empfehlen!

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    MOST INSPIRING

    Wonderful to have the author narrate the book himself and an excellent job doing so. one of the best biographies I've ever read, such integrity and inspiration. I have never had much interest in politics most of my 70 years but living in Germany there is a very small selection of English audible books, and this book with its 29 hours of listening pleasure was one of the few available. I enjoyed every minute of it and was sad when it ended. The only American President I would have liked to meet, I'm Irish and this man restored my faith in humanity. Well done Barack Obama, you were the best president ever

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    What a contrast!

    It is great read from a very respectable leader. What is stunning how Americans could elect Donald Trump (and nearly re-elect him) after such an intelligent person at the helm…

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    Thank you Mr. President for all these insights

    I learned alot about politics and how we all are human in any position we might have on the stage of our world, during these hours of listening to your sonorous voice. Thank you so much for your big heart and laser focused mind. Thank you for being so thoughtful and down to earth! I‘m now waiting for part 2 and wish you the bestest of the best for all the future projects you create. Thank you from Switzerland!!!

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    Yes we could have if there weren't the republicans

    Going in I was already not the biggest fan of Obama and his politics. With so many deflections and excuses why he didn't do the things he promised that fact really didn't change. Maybe I die dreaming, but to compromise on bills on the fight against global warming for example until the words and agreements aren't worth the paper it is written on can't be acceptable!
    He is still a great narrator and especially the early years before politics seemed to corrupted him are worth your time!

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