The Barack Obama Miscellany - Hundreds of Fascinating Facts About America´s Great New President: Mark Hanks
The definitive visual biography of Barack Obama´s historic presidency, captured in unprecedented detail by his Chief White House photographer, presented in an oversize, 12´´x10´´exquisitely produced format, and featuring a foreword from the President himself.Pete Souza was with President Obama during more crucial moments than anyone else and he photographed them all - from the highly classified to the disarmingly candid. Obama: An Intimate Portrait reproduces more than three hundred of Souza´s most iconic photographs in exquisite detail, some of which have never been published before. Souza´s photographs, with the behind-the-scenes captions and stories that accompany them, document the most consequential hours of the Presidency alongside unguarded moments with the President´s family, his encounters with children, interactions with world leaders and cultural figures, and more. These images communicate the pace and power of America´s highest office and reveal the spirit of the extraordinary man who became President. The result is a portrait of exceptional intimacy and a stunning record of a landmark era in American history.´Precious historical documents . . . vividly human and often funny . . . these images tell the true story of a presidency that words have failed´ Jonathan Jones, Guardian
This story is for all those who have ever wanted to see President Obama in person but couldn´t. It tells what it was actually like to be there among the 50,000 or so other people that day, March 7, 2015, when the first black president of the United States of America came to speak at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. I was there, and I tell you what we had to go through to try to be as close as we could to the currently most powerful man in the world. I was lucky enough to be able to make the trip. As a writer, I want to share the experience with those who wanted to be there.... But couldn´t be. I hope you enjoy it. (Will Bevis, Gadsden, Alabama, March 12, 2015) About the author: Will Bevis is a prolific writer of short, sometimes very controversial ´´slice of life´´ stories, articles, essays and memoirs that make you feel you are right there, experiencing the story as it happens. His best-known story is the Top One Hundred Free for Kindle story ´´The Killing of Train-Man Brown´´. He has written over 100 stories, including ´´Then Her Wig Fell Off´´, ´´Let the Dog Drive´´, ´´Blackbird´´, ´´Supply and Demand´´, and many, many others. His first complete novel, Boogie: A Life with the Devil, is now available. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gene Tognacci. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038118/bk_acx0_038118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of First in His Class, the definitive biography of Bill Clinton; When Pride Still Mattered, the best-selling biography of Vince Lombardi; and They Marched into Sunlight, the classic saga of the Vietnam era - a stunning new multigenerational biography of Barack Obama. In a groundbreaking work based on hundreds of interviews, including with President Obama, and a trove of letters, journals, and other documents, one of our preeminent journalists presents a richly textured account of Barack Obama and the forces that shaped him. This book begins in Kansas and Kenya, decades before Obama was born, and ends as he prepares for a political life. The listener gains a deeper insight into the first black president of the United States, revealing as never before the arc of his history, character, contradictions, and ambition. As with First in His Class, Maraniss´s seminal book will redefine a president. This seamless narrative moves through generations and around the world, evoking time and place so vividly that readers feel they are there. Maraniss explodes the myths as he explores the difficult and colorful lives of the president´s forebears and then follows young Barack from Hawaii to Indonesia to Los Angeles to New York to Chicago as he struggles with self-identity and searches for home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Maraniss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/005960/bk_sans_005960_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first ever comprehensive oral history of President Obama’s administration and the complex political machine that created and powered a landmark American presidency. In this candid oral history of a presidential tenure, author Brian Abrams reveals the behind-the-scenes stories that illuminate the eight years of the Obama White House through more than one hundred exclusive interviews. Among those given a voice in this extraordinary account are Obama’s cabinet secretaries; his teams of speechwriters, legal advisers, and campaign strategists; as well as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle who fought for or against his agenda. They recall the early struggles of an idealistic outsider candidate and speak openly about the exacting work that led to cornerstone legislation. They share the failures and dissent that met Obama’s efforts and revisit the paths to his accomplishments. As eyewitnesses to history, their accounts combine to deliver an unfiltered view of Obama’s battle to deliver on his promise of hope and change. This provocative collage of anecdotes, personal reminiscences, and impressions from confidants and critics not only provides an authoritative window into the events that defined an era but also offers the first published account into the making of the forty-fourth president of the United States - one that history will soon not forget. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Parks, Fred Stella, Emily Sutton-Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010751/bk_brll_010751_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Aplica en tu vida cotidiana las estrategias de éxito de Barack Obama. La campaña que llevó a Barack Obama, un afroamericano hijo de inmigrante, a ocupar la presidencia de Estados Unidos estuvo marcada por una capacidad de comunicación extraordinaria que rompió esquemas El método Obama es un manual práctico que recoge en cien capítulos breves la forma en que el «Kennedy del siglo XXI» transmitió sus mensajes: desde la importancia de la retórica, el cuidado de la imagen y el dominio del protocolo (incluso para saltárselo), hasta cómo reafirmar la identidad, liderar grupos humanos y, principalmente, desarrollar el carisma personal. Con todo ello construiremos una estrategia comunicativa eficaz para alcanzar el éxito en la vida personal y profesional, y en situaciones cotidianas tan concretas como una entrevista de trabajo, una presentación en público o una primera cita sentimental. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Apply Barack Obama´s success strategies to your everyday life. The campaign that brought Barack Obama, an African American son of an immigrant, to occupy the presidency of the United States was extraordinarily focused on communication to such a degree that broke any previously existing norms. The Obama Method is a practical guide that, in one hundred brief chapters, details the way in which the ´´Kennedy of the 21st century´´ conveyed his message: from the importance of rhetoric, the attention paid to his image, his domain of protocol (even when he was breaking it), how to reaffirm his identity, how to lead the masses, and mainly, how to develop personal charisma. With this guidance, we will be able to build an effective communicative strategy in order to achieve success in our personal and professional lives. We will be able to apply them in everyday situations such as a job interview, a public presentation or speech, or even on a date.
Working behind the scenes for 18 months, Bob Woodward has written the most intimate and sweeping portrait of President Obama making the critical decisions on the Afghanistan War, the secret war in Pakistan, and the worldwide fight against terrorism. Drawing on internal memos, classified documents, meeting notes, and hundreds of hours of interviews with most of the key players, including the president, Woodward offers an original, you-are-there account of Obama and his team in this time of turmoil and uncertainty. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Boyd Gaines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/005248/bk_sans_005248_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Working behind the scenes for 18 months, Woodward has written the most intimate and sweeping portrait of Obama making the critical decisions on the Afghanistan War, the secret war in Pakistan and the worldwide fight against terrorism. Drawing on internal memos, classified documents, meeting notes and hundreds of hours of interviews with most of the key players, including the president, Woodward offers an original, you-are-there account of Obama and his team in this time of turmoil and uncertainty. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Boyd Gaines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/005259/bk_sans_005259_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of short-cuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted - for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. (Barack Obama´s Inaugural Address) On November 4, 2008, 47-year-old Barack Obama walked onto the stage in Grant Park to deliver an Election Night speech less than an hour after he had been officially declared President-Elect of the United States. As he came out to an audience numbering in the hundreds of thousands, with millions more watching on television, the first African-American elected president in the nation´s history told Americans, ´´If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.´´ Although it was a reference to his historic election, the quote applied equally to the very unique path Obama took in life to reach that moment. Though he was still young by presidential standards, the biracial native of Hawaii had already traveled a great distance physically and spiritually, learning about himself and discovering his self-identity along the way. After receiving a blue chip education that took him to Harvard Law School and helped him become a law professor and community organizer in Chicago, he began a rapid ascent through state politics to become a US Senator in 2004. To a degree, Obama´s election in November 2008 was anti-climactic compared to the incredibly close victory he had over Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries. With 18.2 million votes total, Hillary Clinton had won more votes than any other candidate in the history of the presidential primaries, but it was Obama who won more delegates to become the first African-Ameri 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Hare. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098092/bk_acx0_098092_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.