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A Promised Land

Barack Obama

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A Promised Land is the first volume of Barack Obama's presidential memoirs. A reflection on his political campaigns, early presidency, and the death of Osama bin Laden, this is a frank exploration of the first African American president's journey to the USA's highest office.

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A Promised Land

A Promised Land

by Barack Obama

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Barack Obama is one of the most famous presidents in the history of the United States. But before he was a household name, Obama was a young man from Hawaii who had no interest in politics.

This book is the story of Barack Obama's journey from young bibliophile to a seasoned politician stepping into the White House, and his exploration of how the voices of others shaped him. Here, you can see how Obama understood himself as a representative for the American people - and how he still believes in the possibility of America.

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Over time, I focused more on listening. And the more I listened, the more people opened up.

- Barack Obama

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