Obama and the Middle East: The End of America´s Moment?Untertitel: The End of America´s Movement?Einbandart: TaschenbuchISBN-13: 9781137278395Verlag: Palgrave MacmillanAuthor: Fawaz A. GergesVeröffentlichungsdatum: 2013Sprache: Englisch
From civil rights lawyer to Illinois State Senator to US Senator, Barack Obama was to become the first African American president of the United States. Speeches include his nomination acceptance, the inauguration, the death of Osama bin Laden, military conflicts, national health care legislation, and more. Produced by the Speech Resource Company and fully narrated by Robert Wikstrom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Wikstrom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/011765/bk_blak_011765_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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The result is a portrait of exceptional intimacy and a stunning record of a landmark era in American history.´Precious historical documents .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
Laugh along with a spirited American presidency with this sequel to the best-selling Hugs from Obama Laughing with Obama is a photographic tribute to President Barack Obama´s most clever, witty, and smile-worthy moments from his time in office and beyond. Re-experience the ear-to-ear grins and laughter that President Obama shared with the world, and reminisce about a presidential tenure that spread as much joy as it did optimism. Together with these uplifting photographs is a collection of the most humorous one-liners, playful jokes, and good-natured quips to come from the 44th President of the United States. Enjoy this fun celebration of a presidency that was defined not just by leadership, integrity, and hope, but also by warmth, charisma, and laughter.
National Bestseller In this nuanced and complex portrait of Barack Obama, Pulitzer Prize-winner David Remnick offers a thorough, intricate, and riveting account of the unique experiences that shaped our nation´s first African American president. Through extensive on-the-record interviews with friends and teachers, mentors and disparagers, family members and Obama himself, Remnick explores the elite institutions that first exposed Obama to social tensions, and the intellectual currents that contributed to his identity. Using America´s racial history as a backdrop for Obama´s own story, Remnick further reveals how an initially rootless and confused young man built on the experiences of an earlier generation of black leaders to become one of the central figures of our time. Masterfully written and eminently readable, The Bridge is destined to be a lasting and illuminating work for years to come, by a writer with an unparalleled gift for revealing the historical significance of our present moment.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? From one of Barack Obama´s most trusted aides comes a revelatory behind-the-scenes account of his presidency-and how idealism can confront harsh reality and still survive. ´´The closest view of Obama we´re likely to get until he publishes his own memoir.´´-George Packer, The New Yorker NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN For nearly ten years, Ben Rhodes saw almost everything that happened at the center of the Obama administration-first as a speechwriter, then as deputy national security advisor, and finally as a multipurpose aide and close collaborator. He started every morning in the Oval Office with the President´s Daily Briefing, traveled the world with Obama, and was at the center of some of the most consequential and controversial moments of the presidency. Now he tells the full story of his partnership-and, ultimately, friendship-with a man who also happened to be a historic president of the United States. Rhodes was not your typical presidential confidant, and this is not your typical White House memoir. Rendered in vivid, novelistic detail by someone who was a writer before he was a staffer, this is a rare look inside the most poignant, tense, and consequential moments of the Obama presidency-waiting out the bin Laden raid in the Situation Room, responding to the Arab Spring, reaching a nuclear agreement with Iran, leading secret negotiations with the Cuban government to normalize relations, and confronting the resurgence of nationalism and nativism that culminated in the election of Donald Trump. In The World as It Is, Rhodes shows what it was like to be there-from the early days of the Obama campaign to the final hours of the presidency. It is a story populated by such characters as Susan Rice, Samantha Power, Hillary Clinton, Bob Gates, and-above all-Barack Obama, who comes to life on the page in moments of great urgency and disarming intimacy. This is the most vivid portrayal yet of Obama´s worldview and presidency, a chronicle of a political education by a writer of enormous talent, and an essential record of the forces that shaped the last decade. Praise for The World as It Is ´´A book that reflects the president [Rhodes] served-intelligent, amiable, compelling and principled . . . a classic coming-of-age story, about the journey from idealism to realism, told with candor and immediacy . . . His achievement is rare for a political memoir: He has written a humane and honorable book.´´-Joe Klein, The New York Times Book Review
Obama and the Middle East:The End of America´s Moment? Fawaz A. Gerges