In “A Promised Land”, The Presidential Memoirs, Volume One, Barack Obama delivers his very personal and candid reflections of his time in the White House. He writes openly of his triumphs and trials as the 44th President and the first African American. Divided into seven parts, Obama takes readers on a journey.
From his early aspirations to his raid on Osama bin Laden, he offers a thoughtful reflection on his journey. He reflects on the responsibility of power, politics, and international relations. Candidly, Obama reveals moments of self-doubt, loneliness, and disappointment as he navigates partisan politics, racists attacks and the weight of being the first African American in the highest office. He reflects on the impact of his political career on his marriage and family. Obama beautifully articulates the intersection of politics and his personal life.
An introspective Obama takes us in the Oval Office, situation room and around the world as he grapples with the financial crisis, the battle to pass the Affordable Care Act, preventing a pandemic with the H1N1 virus, the housing crash and conflict in Afghanistan. A Promised Land is thoughtful, compelling, and deeply personal. While the book is an historic account of his time in the White House, Obama connects with readers in an authentic way by offering an inside view into the thoughts that shaped his policies, his decisions, and ideals.
Barack Obama’s, “A Promised Land”, is available wherever books are sold with audio versions available.
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