I highly recommend it to adults as well as young adults and children. " "I bought this book for one of my child therapy clients at work and we read it together. We couldn't put it down. I am speaking for the both of us when I say that the book "Yes we can" was enlightening and inspiring. Not only did it do a great job of explaining the American political system to young readers, but it also detailed Barack Obama's life in a way that offers youth the inspiration to achieve great things in life. " "I gave this book to my son when he was in 5th grade. He read it cover to cover.
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There's an interesting selection of those individuals who have made the most influential impact upon Obama's personal life, political career those who jetisoned him into the heights of the utmost social stratosphere. Useful tools make this biography very easy to follow, such as the timeline. This biography is rudimentary but complete with photographs, a choice bibliography an on-point index all of which make the text accessible to individuals who need an easily accessible book, as well as teenagers in high school young adult college students. It's the history of the man who, so many millions of people believe, embodies intends to represent that illusive quest called, "The American Dream." "As a specialist in children's therapy, i see this as a valuable book for systems educating children. I have a book collection of biographical series for children - artists, musicians, politicians, etc. This has become a valuable part of my collection. I highly recommend this one. " "This book gave me a great overview of Barack Obama. It is a page-turner because Obama has led a life rich with experience. Garen Thomas' writing style informs and entertains. The photographs of Obama and his family, travels, and career add to the book's appeal.
In great detail, remnick shows how Obama was shaped by a wide range of experiences that gave him a deep understanding of the world. He grew up solidly middle class in both the heartland and Hawaii. He lived and worked among the poor in Indonesia and Chicago. And as a mixed race American growing essays up during a time of incredible social change, he is in many ways the embodiment of what this country is all about. Highly recommended for anyone interested in American political and social history. " "Designed specifically for high school and public libraries, this comprehensive biography series provides an excellent resource for learning about important people in our world." "The book appears based primarily on Obama's "Dreams from my father." A biographer of Martha Stewart, the author was evidently. Although she notes that Hawai'i and Indonesia were "formative" in Obama's life, the book devotes more pages to his political career. An extensive chronology is a major contribution of the book." "This is an apparently well-researched biography of many of the landmarks in the life political career of Barack Obama. Price includes a perspective of both his achievements difficulties.
In many ways, this is exactly what the President symbolizes. A member of the so-called "Joshua generation." It was an easy read and an inspiring read. " "Remnick goes beyond biographical facts and provides a deeper context for how the situations where Obama found himself came. For example, anyone who listed to any of Obama's speeches knows his father is from Kenya. But Remnick connect delves into the political situation in Kenya and Barack Sr's rise to prominence in the kenyan political scene. The most captivating part of the book for me was his transformation during his college years, best one of the many parts of Obama's bio that doesn't make it into many speeches. I strongly suggest this book if you want a better understanding of the circumstances that shaped our 44th President. " "A fascinating biography of a remarkable man's extraordinary life so far.
Resident, i would vote for him without hesitation, he impressed me so sincerely. " "Barack Obama and the trajectory of his political life fascinates so many people, americans as well as others all over the world. The Bridge satisfies our hunger and curiosity to understand the man in the context of the times. It is exquisitely written (reads more like a good novel than a typical biography thoroughly researched and takes a perceptive, balanced journalistic view of Obama's life and the times that brought our country to elect the first Black President. Remnick's account of the history of race relations in the us is a fascinating lesson in history and is integral to Obama's story. This is a book that any and all intelligent readers will devour. " "Let me first say that this review is biased because i am a great admirer of Barack Obabma. I found the book to be more of a biography of America's generational evolution from the final days of the civil rights movement to the inauguration of the first African-American President. Barack Obama just happens to be the main character in the story.
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This is not a political book. If you want that, then read Obama's other book, the audacity of Hope." "I took this book, dreams from my father" and found it difficult to drop even when I had an urgent call. I was glued assessment to the book by the descrpitive power of the writer, barack. It has been so long when I found a volume so interesting about self-discovery. It was beautifully written, with persuasive descriptions about belonging to two worlds, yet essay belonging to neither. A book of struggling to self-achieve, and indeed achieved.
This book is a teacher indeed. It is an excellent work; hard to find an equal. " "I expected to read a biography heavily biased in favor of Black Americans, and somewhat to the partial exclusion of whites. While barack Obama does of course hold his racial heritage and background in the forefront, he does not lose sight of what is needed to make the United States a better place, for all Americans to live. He is, in my opinion, genuinely concerned about America's future, and should he get the presidency, i am sure he really would bring about a remarkable change. The book covers his growing up, from childhood, through his views on the world as he sees it, and in a calm and unruffled manner, he voices his reasons for why he thinks his past organizing efforts can make a hopeful improvement. I am a canadian reader, but were i.
We need to re-establish the middle class and make significant progress in this country. I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend this book. " "I am white and grew up in oakland. Most of my friends were black. In the mid 60's, things started to get ugly.
Friendships broke apart along racial lines. Even though I was being taught in school that the civil war had ended slavery and America was the land of the free, i was, at age 12, becomming aware of the "original sin" of America that Obama speaks. Now, at age 55, this book provides some answers to questions that started in my head so long ago. This book is about race and that's a fact. If you are white, you will hear things that you might not ever get to hear any other way. This is a black man speaking to you. He is intelligent and well spoken. He is our President.
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Then pass this wonderful book about on to others right away!" "This is a powerful, inspring non-fiction book by President Obama, written a few years before he took office. Included is a thorough background on American politics and history. He is truly a man of great character and integrity and that shows here. He emphasizes values like compassion and fairness. As a nation, we are stronger when we work together and look our for each other. Topics like discrimination, class warfare, economics, and social issures are well discussed here. One gains great insight into the political process from reading this book. Obama's education and intellect are readily apparent.
" "Once again Obama has come through with a classic piece of writing both in content and writing style. Presents a very challenging way of dealing with the extreme dichotomy of views in the usa today. In some ways, this is a very scary book in that it touches repeatedly on what will happen if we don't wake up as Americans and get some consensus and make the necessary changes in our society to allow it to have a future. " "If he wins this next term it will be because of his audacity of hope, his fight for survival, not for himself but for his people. And who are his people? The poor and middle class who need him with such desperation. We are white, black, red, brown, yellow, whatever the color, most of us struggle, none know hatred and because of our leader, our leader of the free world, president Barack Obama, we have the audacity to hope. This is a book that should be read by every American who wants to understand how we got to where we are and why there is so much homework hatred in a country that has so much to offer, so much love, so much pain and. Read and you 'will' understand!
after its October 2006 publication. "The audacity of Hope by senator Obama is a compelling arguement for reexamining how we view and respond to policy issues and political debate. Challenging us to leave our biases at the door before entering. The senator does this in a manner similar to that of a pastor on sunday morning rebuking then showing and guilding us to a better way. An intellectual and insightful read with moments of hilarity (his decription of a bloggers response to Alan keyes had me laughing out loud). I look forward to hearings more from him whether on the campaign trail or in the senate." "Reading this book helped me to get to know and better understand our President. He is a man of great compassion. He also has an exceptional understanding of history and the impact of the decisions made by the administrations both past and present.
Obama attended Columbia university, where he majored in political science. He then attended Harvard Law School in 1988 and obtained his. Juris Doctor degree in 1991. He is credited to be the first African-American president of the. After returning to Chicago, obama turned down a prestigious judicial clerkship job, choosing instead to work for the civil rights law firm Miner, barnhill galland. In 1993, he also taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago law School. He immediately shot to national fame by becoming only the fifth African American Senator in United States history. While working at the corporate law firm Sidley austin llp in 1989, Obama met Michelle robinson whom year he married in 1992, and later had two daughters, malia(8) and Sasha(6).
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Who gets your vote in 2012? Barack Obama (bo mike huckabee (mh email: home ». Articles, barack Obama was born on August 4,1961 in Hawaii to an American mother, Ann Dunham and a kenyan father, barack hussein Obama,. At the age of two his parents divorced. Obama's father then returned to kenya, where he worked writings as economist in the government. Barack's mother remarried an Indonesian oil manager, lolo soetoro. Obama lived in Indonesia with his mother and his stepfather for a part of his childhood. He returned to hawaii to finish high school where he was brought up largely by his grandparents.