Warning: This is a summary book and audiobook, intended to harmonize with Barack Obama’s compelling story, A Promised Land, not to replace it.
A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making, A Promised Land arises from Barack Obama who inspired the world to believe in the power of democracy once again.
Barack Obama relates the story of his unlikely journey starting as a young boy in Indonesia and Hawaii. His time in prep school showed more passion for his jump-shot and partying than studying. We experience his college years under the admitted influence of Marxism, and into Harvard Law and as the President of the Law Review-- which would launch his political career with a substantial write-up in The New York Times.
In the controversial, highly anticipated first volume, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity at Occidental College to leader of the free world. Major events bubble up in sequence to demand his analysis and thoughts.
Obama offers an exploration of the awesome reach of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We examine his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune’s Spear, which leads to the alleged death of Osama bin Laden.