A Promised Land

Barack Hussein Obama

A Promised Land



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A Promised Land, by Barack Obama, is a long and intimate journey through the stages of life which led to his being elected as President of the United States, in 2008. In between anecdotes about staff members and a few lighthearted quips about his family life, Obama talks about himself as a politician, and lays bare a man with strong values, doubts, uncertainties and imperfections, but with an unflinching faith in the future. These are the traits that guided him through all choices, even the most difficult and painful ones, which he has made over the course of his life and during his presidency.

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A childhood in a white family and an interest in racial issues


Community work in Chicago and Harvard Law School


His first political campaign: candidacy for state senator of Illinois


His arrival in Washington as a United States Senator


Barack vs Hilary: the race for the nomination as the Democratic candidate for president


The democratic primaries: relations with the black electorate, with the media and with the press


“Yes we can”: Barack Obama is elected President of the United States


Averting the collapse of the housing market and the financial crisis: The Recovery Act


Diplomacy as a basis for relations with foreign countries and The Nobel Peace Prize


Republican opposition to healthcare reform and the summer of the Tea Party


The fight against climate change: the international summits and the ecological disaster of the Deepwater Horizon platform


Towards the end of the first presidential mandate: operation Bin Laden




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  • Get to know Barack Obama, not only through his life as a politician and President of the United States, but also through his experiences as a person.
  • Revisit various important historical events of the last half century and their socio-economic impact on the world.
  • Offer a more in-depth look at the dynamics of American politics.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of some of the factors that have contributed to making the United States the home of “exported” democracy, while it remains a nation full of differences and contradictions.

Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician for the Democratic Party. He was the 44th President of the United States and the first of African American origin, elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012 for a second term, which concluded in 2017. In 2009, he won the Nobel Peace Prize and was twice named TIME Magazine’s person of the year. He has published another two books, “Dreams from My Father” and “The Audacity of Hope”. Today he lives in Washington with his family.

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Random Usa






‎ 978-0525633761