Angebote zu "Americas" (24 Treffer)

Obama
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Nominated for a 2017 NAACP Image Award: Best Biography or Memoir Peter Baker´s authoritative history of the Obama presidency is the first complete account that will stand the test of time. Baker takes the measure of Obama´s achievements and disappointments in office and brings into focus the real legacy of the man who, as he described himself, ´´doesn´t look like all the presidents on the dollar bills.´´ With vivid color photographs by New York Times photographers and others of the events, major and minor, public and behind-the scenes, that defined Barack Obama´s eight years in office, Obama: The Call of History is a portrait in full of America´s first African-American president against the background of these tumultuous times.

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Stand: 16.07.2019
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Obama: An Intimate Portrait
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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The result is a portrait of exceptional intimacy and a stunning record of a landmark era in American history.´Precious historical documents .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

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The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama
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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.

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Of thee I sing
12,99 € *
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Former president Barack Obama delivers a tender, beautiful letter to his daughters in this picture book illustrated by the award-winning Loren Long (Otis) that´s made to be treasured! In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen 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. Breathtaking, evocative illustrations by award-winning artist Loren Long at once capture the personalities and achievements of these great Americans and the innocence and promise of childhood. This beautiful 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.

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Dreams from My Father
10,95 € *
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? In this iconic memoir of his early days, Barack Obama ´´guides us straight to the intersection of the most serious questions of identity, class, and race´´ (The Washington Post Book World). ´´Quite extraordinary.´´-Toni Morrison In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father-a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man-has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey-first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother´s family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father´s life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. Praise for Dreams from My Father ´´Beautifully crafted . . . moving and candid . . . This book belongs on the shelf beside works like James McBride´s The Color of Water and Gregory Howard Williams´s Life on the Color Line as a tale of living astride America´s racial categories.´´-Scott Turow ´´Provocative . . . Persuasively describes the phenomenon of belonging to two different worlds, and thus belonging to neither.´´-The New York Times Book Review ´´Obama´s writing is incisive yet forgiving. This is a book worth savoring.´´-Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here ´´One of the most powerful books of self-discovery I´ve ever read, all the more so for its illuminating insights into the problems not only of race, class, and color, but of culture and ethnicity. It is also beautifully written, skillfully layered, and paced like a good novel.´´-Charlayne Hunter-Gault, author of In My Place ´´Dreams from My Father is an exquisite, sensitive study of this wonderful young author´s journey into adulthood, his search for community and his place in it, his quest for an understanding of his roots, and his discovery of the poetry of human life. Perceptive and wise, this book will tell you something about yourself whether you are black or white.´´-Marian Wright Edelman

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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inhe...
24,99 € *
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In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, Illinois U.S. Senator Barack Obama, the son of a black African father and a white American mother, recounts his search for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? In this iconic memoir of his early days, Barack Obama ´´guides us straight to the intersection of the most serious questions of identity, class, and race´´ (The Washington Post Book World). ´´Quite extraordinary.´´-Toni Morrison In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father-a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man-has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey-first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother´s family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father´s life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. Praise for Dreams from My Father ´´Beautifully crafted . . . moving and candid . . . This book belongs on the shelf beside works like James McBride´s The Color of Water and Gregory Howard Williams´s Life on the Color Line as a tale of living astride America´s racial categories.´´-Scott Turow ´´Provocative . . . Persuasively describes the phenomenon of belonging to two different worlds, and thus belonging to neither.´´-The New York Times Book Review ´´Obama´s writing is incisive yet forgiving. This is a book worth savoring.´´-Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here ´´One of the most powerful books of self-discovery I´ve ever read, all the more so for its illuminating insights into the problems not only of race, class, and color, but of culture and ethnicity. It is also beautifully written, skillfully layered, and paced like a good novel.´´-Charlayne Hunter-Gault, author of In My Place ´´Dreams from My Father is an exquisite, sensitive study of this wonderful young author´s journey into adulthood, his search for community and his place in it, his quest for an understanding of his roots, and his discovery of the poetry of human life. Perceptive and wise, this book will tell you something about yourself whether you are black or white.´´-Marian Wright Edelman

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The Education of an Idealist (eBook, ePUB)
16,99 € *
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Pulitzer Prize winner Samantha Power is widely known as the moral voice of her generation. A relentess advocate for promoting human rights, she has been heralded by President Barack Obama as one of America´s ´´foremost thinkers on foreign policy.´´ In her memoir, Power offers an urgent response to the question ´´What can one person do?´´—and a call for a clearer eye, a kinder heart, and a more open and civil hand in our politics and daily lives. The Education of an Idealist traces Power´s distinctly American journey from immigrant to war correspondent to presidential Cabinet official. In 2005, her critiques of US foreign policy caught the eye of newly elected senator Barack Obama, who invited her to work with him on Capitol Hill and then on his presidential campaign. After Obama was elected president, Power went from being an activist outsider to a government insider, navigating the halls of power while trying to put her ideals into practice. She served for four years as Obama´s human rights adviser, and in 2013, he named her US Ambassador to the United Nations, the youngest American to assume the role. A Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, Power transports us from her childhood in Dublin to the streets of war-torn Bosnia to the White House Situation Room and the world of high-stakes diplomacy. Humorous and deeply honest, The Education of an Idealist lays bare the searing battles and defining moments of her life and shows how she juggled the demands of a 24/7 national security job with the challenge of raising two young children. Along the way, she illuminates the intricacies of politics and geopolitics, reminding us how the United States can lead in the world, and why we each have the opportunity to advance the cause of human dignity. Power´s memoir is an unforgettable account of the power of idealism—and of one person´s fierce determination to make a difference.

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Stand: 18.07.2019
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Americanah
11,99 € *
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The bestselling novel-and one of Barack Obama´s summer reading picks-from the award-winning author of We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele. ´´From one of the world´s great contemporary writers comes the story of two Nigerians making their way in the U.S. and the UK, raising universal questions of race and belonging, the overseas experience for the African diaspora, and the search for identity and a home.´´ -Barack Obama Nominated as one of America´s best-loved novels by PBS´s The Great American Read Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion-for each other and for their homeland.

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Stand: 16.07.2019
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Things Fall Apart
9,99 € *
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´´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.

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Stand: 16.07.2019
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