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  • 1 of 4 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library CD TALKING BOOK 921 OBA (Text) 33500013347919 Main Checked out 04/23/2021
Twin Valley LINK Site CD TALKING BOOK 921 OBA (Text) 33500013347927 Main Checked out 05/03/2021
Greenbush Public Library BOOK-ON-CD 921 OBA (Text) 35500006347122 New Available -
Hallock Public Library BOOK-ON-CD 921 OBA (Text) 35500006348625 Main On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525633716
  • ISBN: 0525633715
  • Physical Description: 28 audio discs (28 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Random House LLC, [2020]

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Compact discs.
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In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency,a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes listeners on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation's highest office. Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 December #2
    *Starred Review* About halfway through A Promised Land, former President Obama makes an aside about White House staff having an anti-cynicism slogan during their fight to pass the sweeping health care bill that would come to be known as Obamacare. Listening to the forty-fourth president describe his early life, education, and seemingly meteoric rise to his historic presidential run in 2008, it's clear his choice to be a voice of optimism was not only key to his appeal to the voters but also infectious to his staff and most Democrats in Congress . . . at least until the 2010 midterms, when the Tea Party swept into the House and ended the one-party rule of the first half of his first term. Less lyrical than his famous speeches, his reading is clear and fast-paced. It shines when he speaks tenderly of Michelle and his daughters and his complicated feelings about his own presidency while also remaining engaging even when he veers into policy sausage-making. In this memoir, both a first-person history lesson and the inside story of how he and his family tackled their new life, Obama opens up about balancing the plan with the politics and how heavily he leaned upon his advisers and staff to thread the needle on a never-ending series of crises during his first term. His familiar voice and cadence are an added bonus, and he reads with emotion—and even gives us a few impressions of people he met along the way. Highly recommended. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Barack Obama was the 44th president of the United States, elected in November 2008 and holding office for two terms. He is the author of two previous New York Times bestselling books, Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope, and the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Michelle. They have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.

Subject: Obama, Barack.
Presidents > United States > Biography.
African American politicians > United States > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 2009-2017.

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