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A Promised Land

  • Barack Obama
  • ISBN-10: 0525633766
  • ISBN-13: 9780525633761
  • DDC: B
  • Shipping Weight: 2.45 lbs ( 1.11 kgs)
  • Paperback
  • Published/Released December 2020

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A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Book Review Best Book
A New York Times Best Book of the Year
A Washington Post Best Book of the Year
A NPR Best Book of the Year
A The Gurardian Best Book of the Year
A Marie Claire Best Book of the Year

A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective — the story of one man’s bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Barack Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of “hope and change,” and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making. He is frank about the forces that opposed him at home and abroad, open about how living in the White House affected his wife and daughters, and unafraid to reveal self-doubt and disappointment. Yet he never wavers from his belief that inside the great, ongoing American experiment, progress is always possible.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“Barack Obama is as fine a writer as they come. . . . [A Promised Land] is nearly always pleasurable to read, sentence by sentence, the prose gorgeous in places, the detail granular and vivid. . . . The story will continue in the second volume, but Barack Obama has already illuminated a pivotal moment in American history, and how America changed while also remaining unchanged.”

— The New York Times Book Review