One of the most important politics books of the year, To Obama is a record of a time when politics intersected with empathy. A TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR Every day, President Obama received ten thousand letters from ordinary American citizens. Every night, he read ten of them before going to bed. In To Obama, Jeanne Marie Laskas interviews President Obama, the letter-writers themselves and the White House staff in the Office of Presidential Correspondence who were witness to the millions of pleas, rants, thank-yous and apologies that landed in the mailroom during the Obama years. There is Peggy, a patriotic grandmother who thinks the President is trying to lead the country into socialism; James, who on the morning after the 2016 election tells the President to start packing; and Dawn, who writes to say that he made it possible for a very jaded generation to begin to hope and believe in the good. They wrote to Obama out of gratitude and desperation, in their darkest times of need, with anger, fear and respect. To Obama is an intimate look at one man´s relationship with the American people, and at how this extraordinary dialogue shaped an era-defining presidency.
Zeitgeschichte in Briefen Was tut ein US-Präsident, wenn er wissen will, wie es um sein Land steht? Er liest. Während seiner Amtszeit gingen täglich Zehntausende Briefe im Oval Office ein. Jeden Abend las Barack Obama zehn ausgewählte Schreiben, einige beantwortete er persönlich. Zu Wort kommen Obama-Anhänger ebenso wie politische Gegner, vom Schulkind bis zum Kriegsveteranen. Was sie bewegt: die Folgen der Finanzkrise, die geplante Gesundheitsreform, soziale Gerechtigkeit, Bildungschancen und Start-up-Ideen, das Schicksal der Soldaten im Auslandseinsatz oder schlicht Schulaufgaben. ´´Briefe an Obama´´ spiegelt die Lage der Nation in einer Zeit großen Wandels.
This is the inspiring story of a modern American icon, the first comprehensive account of the life and times of Michelle Obama. With disciplined reporting and a storyteller´s eye for revealing detail, Peter Slevin follows Michelle to the White House from her working-class childhood on Chicago´s largely segregated South Side. He illuminates her tribulations at Princeton University and Harvard Law School during the racially charged 1980s and the dilemmas she faced in Chicago while building a high-powered career, raising a family, and helping a young community organizer named Barack Obama become president of the United States. From the lessons she learned in Chicago to the messages she shares as one of the most recognizable women in the world, the story of this First Lady is the story of America. Michelle Obama: A Life is a fresh and compelling view of a woman of unique achievement and purpose.
Barack Obama hat nicht alle Versprechen erfüllt, aber die Hoffnung auf ein neues Amerika ist geblieben. Macht er im zweiten Anlauf alles besser? Die Süddeutsche Zeitung hat den US-Präsidenten vier Jahre lang intensiv begleitet - jetzt beschreibt sie seine Triumphe, Niederlagen und Krisen in 20 Stationen: von seiner umjubelten Amtseinführung am 20. Januar 2009 bis zur hauchdünnen Wiederwahl am 6. November 2012. Alles über Obamas zweite Chance und die Krise einer Supermacht - topaktuell nach der Schlacht ums Weiße Haus.
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