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Author Obama, Barack, author.

Title The audacity of hope : thoughts on reclaiming the American dream / Barack Obama.

Publication Info. New York : Crown Publishers, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    973.931 OBA    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    973.931 OBA    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 375 pages ; 25 cm
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Note Includes index.
Contents Republicans and Democrats -- Values -- Our Constitution -- Politics -- Opportunity -- Faith -- Race -- The world beyond our borders -- Family.
Summary Senator Obama calls 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 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 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. Only by returning to the principles that gave birth to our Constitution, he says, can Americans repair a broken political process, and restore to working order a government dangerously out of touch with millions of ordinary Americans.--From publisher description.
Study Program UG Accelerated Reader AR 10.9 24.0 113515.
Accelerated Reader Grades 9-12 10.9 24 SD Quiz 113515 English non-fiction.
Subject Obama, Barack.
United States. Congress. Senate -- Biography.
Obama, Barack -- Philosophy.
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
African American legislators -- Biography.
National characteristics, American.
Ideals (Philosophy)
United States -- Politics and government -- Philosophy.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009.
National characteristics, American.
Other Form: Online version: Obama, Barack. Audacity of hope. 1st ed. New York : Crown Publishers, ©2006 (OCoLC)607800542
Online version: Obama, Barack. Audacity of hope. 1st ed. New York : Crown Publishers, ©2006 (OCoLC)607830571
ISBN 0307237699
Standard No. 9780307237699

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