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.
In this revealing and beautifully written memoir, Mark Obama Ndesandjo recounts his complex relationship with his older half brother, President Barack Obama, including their first meeting in Kenya over 20 years ago. The book also offers the author´s inspiring personal story about identity and multiculturalism. Rare family photos add to the book´s personal nature, as does the intense recounting of domestic violence in the home of Barack Obama, Sr. and his third wife, Ruth Baker, Mark´s Jewish-American mother. The book also attempts to set the record straight on several points of the president´s best-selling memoir Dreams from My Father. In its connection to President Obama, Mark´s story takes on an even greater significance because it becomes all the more directly a story of American identity and a window into the complex figure of the father they share, Barack Obama, Sr.; their roots in Kenya; their multicultural identities; and their relationships with America. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Prentice Onayemi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022949/bk_adbl_022949_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This article examines Dr. Benjamin Carson´s controversial speech at the February 2013 Prayer Breakfast. President Barack Obama was in attendance, but that didn´t stop Ben Carson from speaking his mind. The doctor railed against political correctness, progressive taxes, Obamacare, and other core principles of the Obama administration. Was this a one-time event, or has Carson established himself as a new conservative thought leader? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles D. Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033786/bk_acx0_033786_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´State of the (G. O. P.) Union´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: The Republican response.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Field Trip´´, by Katia Bachko: The inspiration for Patricia Cromwell’s crime novels.ONWARDS AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS´´Just Saying´´, by Nathan Heller: The laconic dramas of Annie Baker.ANNALS OF CELEBRITY´´L’ Etranger´´, by Lauren Collins: Gerard Depardieu, Russian.FICTION´´The Furies´´, by Paul Theroux.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Ways to Win´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of A Good Day to Die Hard and No. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/130220/pe_nyer_130220_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Agnes Baker Pilgrim, known to most as Grandma Aggie, is in her 90s and is the oldest living member of the Takelma Tribe, one of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz. A descendant of both spiritual and political tribal leaders, Grandma Aggie travels tirelessly around the world to keep traditions alive, to help those in need, and to be a voice for the voiceless, helping everyone to remember to preserve our Earth for animals and each other in a spiritual environment. Considered an excellent speaker, she has mesmerized her audience wherever she appears, and now her wit, wisdom, memories, advice, stories, and spirituality have been captured for all to hear. Honored as a ´´Living Cultural Legend´´ by the Oregon Council of the Arts, Grandma Aggie here speaks about her childhood memories, about her tribe and her life as a child growing up in an area that often didn´t allow Indians and dogs into many public places, as well as about such contemporary issues as bullying, teen suicide, drugs and alcohol, Pope Francis, President Obama, water conservation, climate change, and much more. This is an amazing recording of one of the oldest and most important voices of the First Nation and of the world. Her stories and advice will mesmerize and captivate you as well as provide a blueprint for how all the inhabitants of the Earth can live together in harmony, spirituality, and peace. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Agnes Baker Pilgrim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008038/bk_blak_008038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.