Of Thee I Sing:A Letter to My Daughters Barack Obama
Michelle Obama is an American lawyer and writer who served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She is married to the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first African-American First Lady.Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, Obama is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School and spent her early legal career working at the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met her husband. She subsequently worked as the Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago and the Vice President for Community and External Affairs of the University of Chicago Medical Center.Barack and Michelle married in 1992 and have two daughters. Obama campaigned for her husband´s presidential bid throughout 2007 and 2008, delivering a keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. She returned to speak at the 2012 Democratic National Convention and again during the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, where she delivered a speech in support of the Democratic presidential nominee, and fellow First Lady, Hillary Clinton.As First Lady, Obama sought to become a role model for women, an advocate for poverty awareness, education, nutrition, physical activity, and healthy eating, and a fashion icon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119882/bk_acx0_119882_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to 13 groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O´Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America´s children. This book celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans, from our nation´s founders to generations to come. It is about the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths. It is a treasure to cherish with your family forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andre Braugher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001227/bk_lili_001227_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his controversial New York Times best seller, The Roots of Obama’s Rage, Dinesh D’Souza answered the question on everyone’s mind: why is President Obama hell-bent on seeing America fail? The reason, D’Souza explained, is Obama’s fervent anticolonial ideology. Here, in his blockbuster follow-up, Obama’s America, D’Souza shows how President Obama is applying his anticolonial ideology to unmake America and turn it into a country our founders would hardly recognize. Obama came into office with an eight-year plan for America, argues D’Souza. If he’s reelected in 2012, he will be able to finish the job—and destroy America’s future. Making the case that Obama must be a one-term president, Obama’s America reveals what unchecked power will do to this great nation and is a must-listen for anyone who cares about America and her future. Dinesh D’Souza is the president of King’s College in New York City and author of the New York Times best seller The Roots of Obama’s Rage. He is also a former White House domestic policy analyst and research scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. His other best-selling books include What’s So Great about Christianity, What’s So Great about America, and Life after Death. He lives in New York with his wife and daughter. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Cochran Heath. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005109/bk_blak_005109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Written in the spirit of Joan Didion’s essay Notes from a Native Daughter and James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time, a revelatory look at today’s America from writer and activist Kevin Powell as told through an examination of three crucial figures in his life: his mother, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump. Through personal anecdotes and painstaking research, Kevin Powell delivers an autobiography of America as well as revealing portraits of three diverse and important people in his lifetime. First, he offers an intimate look at his mother, a product of the American South who lived through segregation, classism, and sexism - and still succeeded in raising her son to become a strong Black man. Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of Barack Obama’s first presidential victory, Powell also reflects on the legacy of the 44th President and his evolution from a revered figure to a hotly debated and polarizing leader by people of all backgrounds. Finally, drawing on his experience touring the South as an activist and public speaker, Powell observes the dynamic rise of President Donald Trump’s popularity and the cultural influence of his supporters. During this time of confusion, in a nation that’s divided like never before but continues to become more and more diverse than ever, Powell addresses the urgent conversation about race, class, and identity with keenness and compassion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Powell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008772/bk_sans_008772_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For twenty years, James Carville and Mary Matalin have held the mantle of the nation´s most politically opposed, ideologically mismatched, and intensely opinionated couple. In this follow-up to their groundbreaking All´s Fair: Love, War, and Running for President, Carville and Matalin take a look at how they - and America - have changed in the last two decades. If nothing else, this new collaboration proves that after twenty years of marriage they can still manage to agree on a few things. Love & War traces, in their two distinct voices, James and Mary´s story from the end of the 1992 presidential campaign - where he managed Bill Clinton´s electoral triumph while she suffered defeat as George H. W. Bush´s key strategist - till now. Mary focuses on issues of family, faith, and foreign enemies and offers insights from her kitchen table as well as the White House Cabinet Room, while James´s concentration is politics and love - the triumphant and troubled Clinton era, George W. Bush´s complicated presidency, the election of Barack Obama, the rise of the corrosive partisanship that dominates political life in Washington today, and the overriding, abiding romance he holds for his native Louisiana and his wife and children. Together, the Carville-Matalins reflect on raising two daughters in the pressure cooker of the nation´s capital, and their momentous 2008 decision to leave D.C. and move their family to New Orleans. Post-Katrina, James and Mary´s efforts to rebuild and promote that city have become a central part of their lives - and a poignant metaphor for moving the nation forward. A fascinating look at the last two decades in American politics and an intimate, quick-witted primer on grown-up relationships and values, Love & War provides unprecedented insight into one of our nation´s most intriguing and powerful couples. With their natural charm and sharp intelligence, Carville and Matalin have undoubtedly written the most 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Carville, Mary Matalin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002275/bk_peng_002275_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.