Barack Obama: His Essential Wisdom invites readers to experience the powerful oratory of our forty-fourth president. Obama’s skill at expressing deep empathy and thoughtful idealism made him a best-selling author at an early age. Speaking as a law professor, politician, and eventually the nation’s first African American president, he continued to hone a view of America as a unique place where all races and classes could achieve equality. These selections have been drawn from his speeches, interviews, essays, books, social media posts, and other writings over the past twenty years, and they reveal a great intellect, dynamic leadership style, and steadfast determination. Arranged thematically, the selections reveal his thoughts and feelings, and even the occasional joke, about the many issues he faced during his two terms as president—universal healthcare, same-sex equality, racial equality, and the threat of terrorism among them. In these passages, Obama:
- Speaks passionately about the ideals and beliefs at the core of the American Dream
- Vigorously advocates for the equality and inclusion of all Americans
- Eloquently expresses the need for smarter education and innovation
- Elaborates a vision for a national security posture as judicious as it is tough
- Makes the case for decisive action on climate change
- Advocates for common-sense gun-control legislation and prison reform
About the Author
Carol Kelly-Gangi is the editor of such titles as The Essential Wisdom of the World’s Greatest Thinkers, Pope Francis: His Essential Wisdom, and 365 Days with the Saints. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children.
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A good anthology of quotes from our 44th president.
This book exemplifies the ideals of hope and change of our 44th President. Barack Obama, His Essential Wisdom, is a perfect choice for anyone who loves US history or shared in President Obama's vision for our democracy.
A beautiful collection! Truly inspirational!