A TRAGIC THING HAPPENED TO BARACK OBAMA: Khalid Abdullah Tariq Al-Mansour
´´A true classic of world literature . . . A masterpiece that has inspired generations of writers in Nigeria, across Africa, and around the world.´´ -Barack Obama Nominated as one of America´s best-loved novels by PBS´s The Great American Read Things Fall Apart is the first of three novels in Chinua Achebe´s critically acclaimed African Trilogy. It is a classic narrative about Africa´s cataclysmic encounter with Europe as it establishes a colonial presence on the continent. Told through the fictional experiences of Okonkwo, a wealthy and fearless Igbo warrior of Umuofia in the late 1800s, Things Fall Apart explores one man´s futile resistance to the devaluing of his Igbo traditions by British political andreligious forces and his despair as his community capitulates to the powerful new order. With more than 20 million copies sold and translated into fifty-seven languages, Things Fall Apart provides one of the most illuminating and permanent monuments to African experience. Achebe does not only capture life in a pre-colonial African village, he conveys the tragedy of the loss of that world while broadening our understanding of our contemporary realities.
In her most intimate and seamlessly crafted work to date, Adichie (´´Purple Hibiscus´´) turns her penetrating eye on not only Nigeria but America, in 12 dazzling stories that explore the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States. A dazzling story collection from the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists, ´´one of the world´s great contemporary writers´´ (Barack Obama). In these twelve riveting stories, the award-winning Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie explores the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States. Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow, and longing, these stories map, with Adichie´s signature emotional wisdom, the collision of two cultures and the deeply human struggle to reconcile them.
The brilliant stylist, popular weekly columnist, Fox News commentator, and best-selling author Charles Krauthammer reflects on the legacy of our 44th president. In these five new essays, Krauthammer offers a critique of the Obama administration: its failed and ambivalent foreign policy, the lawlessness of its rule by executive order, and an air of detachment that has turned this into ´´an observer presidency´´. This exclusive digital-short audio edition will be included in the revised and updated edition of Things That Matter, also available from Random House Audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Krauthammer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004191/bk_rand_004191_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is Evenson Dufour´s call for a more comprehensible, less confusing, and more honest politics. In this audiobook, he gives advice and proposes new, fresh ways of seeing changes that are happening in society. He is so proud to be the father of his American son, whom he loves very much. In fact, Evenson seems ready to teach his son the greatness of this nation in this book.Evenson is a great thinker.This clear and easy-to-listen audio moves on to explore new, innovative directions in the political field in the United States. He thinks America is at the best phase of politics, which he calls inclusive politics, or classic democracy.The beauty of politics is characterized by the dynamics of the political environment that never stops evolving anywhere in the world.I´ve been listening to 1290 AM WJNO for two years, and I like to pay attention to Rush Limbaugh for many reasons. First, I like his personality, even though I disagree with many of his ideas. Second, I strongly believe that he loves this country, which is my son Benecdael´s country too. Third, he is funny and serious about his ideology. Furthermore, I love people no matter what their race, their ideology, and their faith are. Moreover, I think that he is a courageous man. Finally, he has an incredible impact on his fans, although I disagree with him in many things.According to Rush, things are falling apart in the White House because they are working on so many things at one time.I think that working on so many things at one time, if based on a well-organized plan, will not fail. I base this on the fact that Obama took the Oval Office at a time when so many things were going wrong. For example, the economic downturn, job losses, high gas prices, two wars.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katrina Joyner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139523/bk_acx0_139523_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you want to know all of the important facts about Barack Obama? Among many other things, the 44th US president battled a global economic crisis, pulled troops out of war-torn Iraq, and introduced a universal health-care system. This fantastic audiobook gives you the information you need to know about President Obama in handily organized sections. Whether you are writing a history project on the president or you just want to find out more about the first African American to become the leader of the free world, this excellent collection of facts about Barack Obama will prove both fascinating and entertaining. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Gaddy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091025/bk_acx0_091025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There is more to the senator´s faith than the crises arising from his former pastor, Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. How could Obama attend for 20 years a church permeated by a defining spirit of anger toward white America? Stephen Mansfield explores Obama´s religious faith without political or ideological bias. His basic premise is this: If a man´s faith is sincere, then it is the most important thing about him. As a result, it is impossible to understand how Barack Obama will lead without first understanding the religious vision that informs his life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Mansfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000143/bk_tnwd_000143_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.
Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious, and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America - they will be met. On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord. On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics. We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barack Obama. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116306/bk_acx0_116306_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.