A celebration of President Obama´s presidency, featuring stunning images by photographers from the White House and beyond. Looking back at Barack Obama´s journey, from his remarkable victory to his final days in office.
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.
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.
Hugs from Obama struck an emotional chord with Americans nostalgic for a President of strong character, warmth, and intelligence. Laughing with Obama follows it up with a look back at President Obama´s great sense of humor, his easy way with people, and his inimitable cool.
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.
A profile of the 44th President of the United States--his childhood in Hawaii, his college years at Columbia University and Harvard Law School, his career as a civil rights attorney and professor, all the way to the White House were he served two terms. Illustrations. 5/8.