The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope

At the heart of this book is Barack Obama’s vision of how we can move beyond our divisions to tackle concrete problems.

Author: Barack Obama

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307382092

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Barack Obama’s lucid vision of America’s place in the world and call for a new kind of politics that builds upon our shared understandings as Americans, based on his years in the Senate “In our lowdown, dispiriting era, Obama’s talent for proposing humane, sensible solutions with uplifting, elegant prose does fill one with hope.”—Michael Kazin, The Washington Post In July 2004, four years before his presidency, 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 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. 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. 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 is a vigorous search for connection: the foundation for a radically hopeful political consensus. Only by returning to the principles that gave birth to our Constitution, Obama 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.”
Categories: Biography & Autobiography



In his victory speech, Obama framed the past century of America's experience from the perspective of a 106-year-old Atlanta woman named Ann Nixon Cooper. ... The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.

Author: Neil A. Hamilton

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438127514

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 513

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Praise for the previous editions:" ... well written and engagingly contemporary. Recommended ..."
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The American Dream in the Speech Yes we can by Barack Obama

The American Dream in the Speech  Yes we can  by Barack Obama

The work concentrates on Barack Obama’s own biography “Dreams from My Father”, his book “Audacity of Hope” describing his thoughts of reclaiming the "American Dream", and Jim Cullen’s often cited book “The American Dream”.

Author: Luisa Grötsch

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783346265128

Category: Political Science

Page: 21

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Pre-University Paper from the year 2019 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: USA, grade: 1,0, , language: English, abstract: This paper examines the speech of Barack Obama “Yes we can”. The focus lies on the used concept of the American Dream. The second focus involves a statement that Hillary Clinton made during the primary campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. The work concentrates on Barack Obama’s own biography “Dreams from My Father”, his book “Audacity of Hope” describing his thoughts of reclaiming the "American Dream", and Jim Cullen’s often cited book “The American Dream”. The main sources for the analysis of the speech are Harald Frank’s book “Rhetorische Analyse der “Yes we can” Rede von Barack Obama” and Shel Leanne’s book “Say it like Obama”. For the concluding evaluation of Barack Obama’s political achievements various articles and statistical data are used.
Categories: Political Science

Dreams from My Father

Dreams from My Father

Perceptive and wise, this book will tell you something about yourself whether you are black or white.”—Marian Wright Edelman

Author: Barack Obama

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307394125

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF ESSENCE’S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS In this iconic memoir of his early days, Barack Obama “guides us straight to the intersection of the most serious questions of identity, class, and race” (The Washington Post Book World). “Quite extraordinary.”—Toni Morrison 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. 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. 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, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. Praise for Dreams from My Father “Beautifully crafted . . . moving and candid . . . 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 . . . Persuasively describes the phenomenon of belonging to two different worlds, and thus belonging to neither.”—The New York Times Book Review “Obama’s writing is incisive yet forgiving. This is a book worth savoring.”—Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here “One of the most powerful books of self-discovery I’ve ever read, all the more so for its illuminating insights into the problems not only of race, class, and color, but of culture and ethnicity. It is also beautifully written, skillfully layered, and paced like a good novel.”—Charlayne Hunter-Gault, author of In My Place “Dreams from My Father is an exquisite, sensitive study of this wonderful young author’s journey into adulthood, his search for community and his place in it, his quest for an understanding of his roots, and his discovery of the poetry of human life. Perceptive and wise, this book will tell you something about yourself whether you are black or white.”—Marian Wright Edelman
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Critical Essays on Barack Obama

Critical Essays on Barack Obama

See also Obama, Barack H. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream. New York: Crown Publishers, 2006, 8 (“at the core of the American experience are a set of ideals that continue to stir our collective conscience; ...

Author: Melvin B. Rahming

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443836227

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 360

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This collection of critical essays explores the life and writings of President Barack Obama. The individual essays, written by a diverse body of scholars, examine specific facets of Obama’s career – from personal, communal, national and international reactions to his presidential election; to his controversial contributions to the global conversation about race; his impact on popular culture and race relations; his literary, political and philosophical visions; his attitude toward the American constitution; his enactment of new legislation; to the manner in which he attempts to influence American public policy; and to the implications his presidency holds for Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean. Ranging far beyond the presentation of personal opinions about the Obama Administration, these essays offer scholarly perspectives on Obama’s two books, and on his multidimensional efforts to remove the obstacles to equality of opportunity in the United States. They also explore Obama’s potential for re-shaping the American social and cultural terrain and, by extension, for re-vitalizing the American Dream. This book should be of interest to scholars of political science, literature, history, philosophy, religion and psycho-culture as well as to the general reading public.
Categories: Literary Collections



Jeremiah Wright” Charles C. Johnson, “The Gospel According to Wright,” The American Spectator, December 9, 2011, ... “people have earned 'enough'” Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (New York: ...

Author: Glenn Beck

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476798882

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 288

Politicians may be sleazy and spineless, but they're not stupid. The candidate who tells the people what they want to hear is usually the one who wins -- facts be damned. The only way to break the cycle is to understand why Americans fall for the deception over and over again. Beck reveals the startlingly simple answer: fear. Progressives from both parties exploit this by offering solutions that are based on two things: lies, and an unrelenting hunger for power and control.
Categories: Political Science

The American Dream

The American Dream

With Barack Obama's 2006 The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, a new chapter in the history of our core mythology began, the book laying out not only the musings of the junior US senator from Illinois but also ...

Author: Lawrence R. Samuel

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815651871

Category: History

Page: 258

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There is no better way to understand America than by understanding the cultural history of the American Dream. Rather than just a powerful philosophy or ideology, the Dream is thoroughly woven into the fabric of everyday life, playing a vital role in who we are, what we do, and why we do it. No other idea or mythology has as much influence on our individual and collective lives. Tracing the history of the phrase in popular culture, Samuel gives readers a field guide to the evolution of our national identity over the last eighty years. Samuel tells the story chronologically, revealing that there have been six major eras of the mythology since the phrase was coined in 1931. Relying mainly on period magazines and newspapers as his primary source material, the author demonstrates that journalists serving on the front lines of the scene represent our most valuable resource to recover unfiltered stories of the Dream. The problem, however, is that it does not exist, the Dream is just that, a product of our imagination. That it is not real ultimately turns out to be the most significant finding about the Ameri­can Drea, and what makes the story most compelling.
Categories: History

Trash Talk

Trash Talk

Dan Lamothe, “How 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle's Truthfulness Is in Question Again,” Washington Post, May 25, ... Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (New York: Crown Publishers, 2006), 3. 2.

Author: Patricia A. Turner

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520389243

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Flagged down -- Articles of faith -- Born to run -- Michelle matters -- Pandemic levels -- Obama legends in the age of Trump.
Categories: Political Science

Von In God We Trust zu Yes We Can

Von  In God We Trust  zu  Yes We Can

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2006. ———. Dreams from My Father. A Story of Race and Inheritance. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2004. Obama, Michelle.

Author: Sebastian Emling

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643119261

Category: Political campaigns

Page: 499

View: 782

Categories: Political campaigns

Forty Four Prayers for the 44Th President

Forty Four Prayers for the 44Th President The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (9780307237699): N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Aug. 2011. < Thoughts-Reclaiming/dp/0307237699>. Obama, Barack.“Dreams from My ...

Author: Beverley P. Jordan

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781477268131

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 238

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I have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that I had no place else to go. Abraham Lincoln Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12. Forty-Four Prayers for the 44th President. The Book That Will Keep The United States On Its Knees for the President. Motivated by a driving need for an economic revival in the United States, but with a clear understanding that spiritual revival is a precursor to economic revival, since we are limited by our humanity in what we can accomplish solely by own abilities, but that our scope and capacities for accomplishments are multiplied exponentially when our lives are spiritually enforced through prayer. Recognizing not only that history has been made with the election of the countrys first African-American President, Barack Obama, but that the office of president, as leader of the free world, carries a solemn responsibility not only to lead in the national economic recovery, but also to be a moral barometer, championing the spiritual revival that is an antecedent to sustainable economic revival in the United States. Beginning at the ground level by praying for wisdom and knowledge, Forty-Four Prayers for the 44th President builds upon forty-four areas that should be a focus of prayer for the President as he looks heavenward on a daily basis for strength for the task at hand and courage for the journey. The book covers many important areas of prayer for the President such as prayer for protection, faith, family, morality, marriage, jobs, patience, humility and listening. One of the most important steps is for the nation at large to recognize the need for prayer and the power of the God to whom we pray. It is here, on the prayer alter that the President, and every other citizen in the United States will find divine guidance and protection. Where the nation must reflect on where it came from and seek impetus in where it will go. Prayer is a no-spin territory. We either believe in the power of prayer to the most high God, or we do not. In the United States, we must start with rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem such as integrity, moral values, and leave a legacy based on those values we hold so dear. As a dedicated Christian, Beverley P. Jordan believes strongly in the power of prayer protecting the United States and guiding its constituents. More so, she believes that Presidents strongest victories will come when he spends time on his knees. The greatest revival and change in which we can believe in the history of America took place more than 150 years ago in the 1850s. One day, Price and Orr report, 'Mr. Jeremiah Lanphier answered a call to action and he started a prayer meeting in New York City. It began with six persons, and then grew to hundreds and then thousands, then spread across every state in America. It is reported that people regained hope and productivity [jobs] increased, as the benefits of spiritual revival overflowed into secular and economic revival. Read her book and find out for yourself how Forty-Four Prayers for the 44th President will propel each and everyone of you into action, first on your knees and then towards the revival we so desperately need. This inspirational prayer book was written as a testament of her faith and belief in the power of prayer; as she witnessed the tremendous mile-stone of the first African-American President, she felt that she could make her small contribution through prayer. Forty-four Prayers for the 44th President is dedicated to President and Mrs. Obama and family. Beverley P. Jordan hopes that they will feel secure knowing that they are being prayed for frequently and consistently.
Categories: Family & Relationships