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A Promised Land (Hardcover): Barack Obama A Promised Land (Hardcover)
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R749 R537 Discovery Miles 5 370 Save R212 (28%) In stock

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making - from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy.

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 readers 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.

Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to 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 death of Osama bin Laden.

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. 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.

This beautifully written and powerful book captures Barack Obama’s conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day.

Conversations With Myself (Hardcover, Unabridged edition): Nelson Mandela Conversations With Myself (Hardcover, Unabridged edition)
Nelson Mandela; Foreword by Barack Obama 2
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R290 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R82 (28%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Nelson Mandela is one of the most inspiring and iconic figures of our age. Now, after a lifetime of taking pen to paper to record thoughts and events, hardships and victories, he has opened his personal archive, which offers an unprecedented insight into his remarkable life.

From letters written in the darkest hours of his twenty-seven years of imprisonment to the draft of an unfinished sequel to Long Walk to Freedom, Conversations With Myself gives readers access to the private man behind the public figure.

Here he is making notes and even doodling during meetings, or recording troubled dreams on the desk calendar of his cell on Robben Island; writing journals while on the run during the anti-apartheid struggles of the early 1960s, or conversing with friends in almost seventy hours of recorded conversations. Here he is neither an icon nor a saint; here he is like you and me.

An intimate journey from the first stirrings of his political conscience to his galvanizing role on the world stage, Conversations With Myself is a rare chance to spend time with Nelson Mandela the man, in his own voice: direct, clear, private.

Dreams From My Father - A Story of Race and Inheritance (Paperback, Main - Canons Edition): Barack Obama Dreams From My Father - A Story of Race and Inheritance (Paperback, Main - Canons Edition)
Barack Obama 3
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 11 - 16 working days

An international bestseller which has sold over a million copies in the UK, Dreams From My Father is a refreshing, revealing portrait of a young man asking big questions about identity and belonging. The son of a Black African father and a white American mother, Barack Obama recounts an emotional odyssey, retracing the migration of his mother's family from Kansas to Hawai'i, then to his childhood home in Indonesia. Finally he travels to Kenya, where he confronts the bitter truth of his father's life and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. Written nearly fifteen years before becoming president, Dreams from My Father is an unforgettable read. It illuminates not only Obama's journey, but also our universal desire to understand our history and what makes us who we are.

The Audacity Of Hope - Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream (Paperback, Main): Barack Obama The Audacity Of Hope - Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream (Paperback, Main)
Barack Obama 2
R255 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R51 (20%) Ships in 11 - 16 working days

Before he was president, he was senator. Written two years prior to the election that would change the face of the United States, The Audacity of Hope discusses the importance of empathy in politics, Obama's hopes for a different America and how the ideals of its democracy can be renewed. With intimacy and self-deprecating humour, he describes his experiences balancing his family life with his public vocation. A senator and a lawyer, a professor and a father, a Christian and a sceptic, Barack Obama has written a book of transforming power that will inspire people the world over.

Change We Can Believe In - Barack Obama's Plan to Renew America's Promise (Paperback, Main): Barack Obama Change We Can Believe In - Barack Obama's Plan to Renew America's Promise (Paperback, Main)
Barack Obama 1
R277 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R49 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The election of Barack Obama as President of the United States is a defining moment in American history. After years of failed policies and failed politics from Washington, this is our chance to reclaim the American dream. Barack Obama has proven to be a new kind of leader-one who can bring people together, be honest about the challenges we face, and move this nation forward. "Change We Can Believe In" outlines his vision for America.
In these pages you will find bold and specific ideas about how to fix our ailing economy and strengthen the middle class, make health care affordable for all, achieve energy independence, and keep America safe in a dangerous world. "Change We Can Believe In "asks us not just to believe in Barack Obama's ability to bring change to Washington, it asks us to believe in our ability to change the world.

Dreams From My Father Independent Exclus (Hardcover): Barack Obama Dreams From My Father Independent Exclus (Hardcover)
Barack Obama
R642 R523 Discovery Miles 5 230 Save R119 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
A Promised Land (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition): Barack Obama A Promised Land (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition)
Barack Obama
R880 R685 Discovery Miles 6 850 Save R195 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Una tierra prometida / A Promised Land (Spanish, Paperback): Barack Obama Una tierra prometida / A Promised Land (Spanish, Paperback)
Barack Obama
R495 R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Save R88 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Of Thee I Sing - A Letter to My Daughters (Paperback): Barack Obama Of Thee I Sing - A Letter to My Daughters (Paperback)
Barack Obama 1
R206 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R23 (11%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, former President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped his nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, Barack Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children and within all children.

Evocative illustrations by the award-winning artist Loren Long at once capture the personalities and achievements of these great Americans, and the innocence and promise of childhood.

This book celebrates the potential within all of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths.

Conversations with Myself (Paperback): Nelson Mandela Conversations with Myself (Paperback)
Nelson Mandela; Foreword by Barack Obama
R465 R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Save R127 (27%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

" Nelson Mandela] has done so much to change his country, and the world, that it is hard to imagine the history of the last several decades without him." --from the foreword by President Barack Obama
Foreword by President Barack Obama
Nelson Mandela is one of the most inspiring and iconic figures of our age. Now, after a lifetime of recording thoughts and events, hardships and victories, he has opened his personal archive, which offers unprecedented insight into his remarkable autobiography.

From letters written in the darkest hours of his twenty-seven years of imprisonment to the draft of an unfinished sequel to "Long Walk to Freedom, Conversations with Myself "gives readers access to the private man behind the public figure. Here he is making notes and even doodling during meetings, or transcribing troubled dreams on the desk calendar in his prison cell on Robben Island; writing journals while on the run during the anti-apartheid struggle in the early 1960s, and conversing with friends in almost seventy hours of recorded conversations. Here he is neither icon nor saint.

An intimate journey from the first stirrings of political consciousness to his""galvanizing role on the world stage, "Conversations with Myself "is a rare chance to spend time with Nelson Mandela the man, in his own voice: direct, clear, private.

Obama: An Intimate Portrait (Hardcover, Special ed.): Pete Souza Obama: An Intimate Portrait (Hardcover, Special ed.)
Pete Souza; Foreword by Barack Obama 1
R1,261 R998 Discovery Miles 9 980 Save R263 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Audacity Of Hope - Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream (Paperback): Barack Obama The Audacity Of Hope - Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream (Paperback)
Barack Obama
R359 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R61 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what Obama called “the audacity of hope.”
"The Audacity of Hope" is Barack Obama’s call for a different brand of politics—a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the “endless clash of armies” we see in congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of “our improbable experiment in democracy.” He explores those forces—from the fear of losing to the perpetual need to raise money to the power of the media—that can stifle even the best-intentioned politician. He also writes, with surprising intimacy and self-deprecating humor, about settling in as a senator, seeking to balance the demands of public service and family life, and his own deepening religious commitment.
At the heart of this book is Barack Obama’s vision of how we can move beyond our divisions to tackle concrete problems. He examines the growing economic insecurity of American families, the racial and religious tensions within the body politic, and the transnational threats—from terrorism to pandemic—that gather beyond our shores. And he grapples with the role that faith plays in a democracy—where it is vital and where it must never intrude. Underlying his stories about family, friends, and members of the Senate is a vigorous search for connection: the foundation for a radically hopeful political consensus.
A public servant and a lawyer, a professor and a father, a Christian and a skeptic, and above all a student of history and human nature, Barack Obama has written a book of transforming power. Only by returning to the principles that gave birth to our Constitution, he says, can Americans repair a political process that is broken, and restore to working order a government that has fallen dangerously out of touch with millions of ordinary Americans. Those Americans are out there, he writes—“waiting for Republicans and Democrats to catch up with them.”

"From the Hardcover edition."

Dreams from My Father - A Story of Race and Inheritance (Hardcover): Barack Obama Dreams from My Father - A Story of Race and Inheritance (Hardcover)
Barack Obama
R647 R524 Discovery Miles 5 240 Save R123 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Nine years before the Senate campaign that made him one of the most influential and compelling voices in American politics, Barack Obama published this lyrical, unsentimental, and powerfully affecting memoir, which became a #1 New York Times bestseller when it was reissued in 2004. Dreams from My Father tells the story of Obama's struggle to understand the forces that shaped him as the son of a black African father and white American mother--a struggle that takes him from the American heartland to the ancestral home of his great-aunt in the tiny African village of Alego.
Obama opens his story in New York, where he hears that his father--a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man--has died in a car accident. The news triggers a chain of memories as Barack retraces his family's unusual history: the migration of his mother's family from small-town Kansas to the Hawaiian islands; the love that develops between his mother and a promising young Kenyan student, a love nurtured by youthful innocence and the integrationist spirit of the early sixties; his father's departure from Hawaii when Barack was two, as the realities of race and power reassert themselves; and Barack's own awakening to the fears and doubts that exist not just between the larger black and white worlds but within himself.
Propelled by a desire to understand both the forces that shaped him and his father's legacy, Barack moves to Chicago to work as a community organizer. There, against the backdrop of tumultuous political and racial conflict, he works to turn back the mounting despair of the inner city. His story becomes one with those of the people he works with as he learns about the value of community, the necessity of healing old wounds, and the possibility of faith in the midst of adversity.
Barack's journey comes full circle in Kenya, where he finally meets the African side of his family and confronts the bitter truth of his father's life. Traveling through a country racked by brutal poverty and tribal conflict, but whose people are sustained by a spirit of endurance and hope, Barack discovers that he is inescapably bound to brothers and sisters living an ocean away--and that by embracing their common struggles he can finally reconcile his divided inheritance.
A searching meditation on the meaning of identity in America, Dreams from My Father might be the most revealing portrait we have of a major American leader--a man who is playing, and will play, an increasingly prominent role in healing a fractious and fragmented nation.


Pictured in lefthand photograph on cover: Habiba Akumu Hussein and Barack Obama, Sr. (President Obama's paternal grandmother and his father as a young boy). Pictured in righthand photograph on cover: Stanley Dunham and Ann Dunham (President Obama's maternal grandfather and his mother as a young girl).

Dreams From My Father - A Story of Race and Inheritance (Paperback, 1st pbk. ed): Barack Obama Dreams From My Father - A Story of Race and Inheritance (Paperback, 1st pbk. ed)
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R426 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R136 (32%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father--a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man--has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey--first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother's family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father's life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.

Pictured in lefthand photograph on cover: Habiba Akumu Hussein and Barack Obama, Sr. (President Obama's paternal grandmother and his father as a young boy). Pictured in righthand photograph on cover: Stanley Dunham and Ann Dunham (President Obama's maternal grandfather and his mother as a young girl).

Barack Obama Speeches (Hardcover): Barack Obama Barack Obama Speeches (Hardcover)
Barack Obama; Introduction by Ken Mondschein
R605 R518 Discovery Miles 5 180 Save R87 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The must-have keepsake for any fan of President Barack Obama makes the perfect gift. This exquisite collection of speeches includes gilded edges, a stunning foil-stamped cover and ribbon bookmark. You'll be inspired to be the change you wish to see in the world as you read through this collection of speeches delivered by Barack Obama. These messages of hope for a more perfect union in America will appeal to readers across the political spectrum. From pre-presidential oratory to his farewell address, the former president covers issues of race, unemployment, natural disasters, public tragedies, and his legacy of health care reform. This beautiful leather-bound volume with a foil-stamped cover design will become one of your most treasured library volumes.

Ein amerikanischer Traum (German, Paperback): Barack Obama Ein amerikanischer Traum (German, Paperback)
Barack Obama
R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents (DVD): George Washington, Barack Obama The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents (DVD)
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R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 Ships in 7 - 13 working days

History Channel documentary series profiling the 43 US presidents to-date and the importance of the office. From the first US president, George Washington, to the current incumbent of the Oval Office, Barack Obama, the programme explores the stories of the men who have held arguably the most powerful role in the world.

Barack Obama: of Thee I Sing (Hardcover): Barack Obama Barack Obama: of Thee I Sing (Hardcover)
Barack Obama; Illustrated by Loren Long
R440 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R137 (31%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America's children.
Breathtaking, evocative illustrations by award-winning artist Loren Long at once capture the personalities and achievements of these great Americans and the innocence and promise of childhood.
This beautiful book celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans, from our nation's founders to generations to come. It is about the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths. It is a treasure to cherish with your family forever.

Inaugural Address Minibook (Hardcover, limited gilt-edged ed): Barack Obama Inaugural Address Minibook (Hardcover, limited gilt-edged ed)
Barack Obama
R601 R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Save R170 (28%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
A Promised Land (CD, Unabridged edition): Barack Obama A Promised Land (CD, Unabridged edition)
Barack Obama; Read by Barack Obama
R1,186 R835 Discovery Miles 8 350 Save R351 (30%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Promised Land (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition): Barack Obama A Promised Land (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition)
Barack Obama; Read by Barack Obama
R895 R684 Discovery Miles 6 840 Save R211 (24%) Ships in 11 - 16 working days

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy 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 readers 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. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to 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 death of Osama bin Laden. 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. 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. This beautifully written and powerful book captures Barack Obama's conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day.

Farewell Speeches (Paperback): Barack Obama, Michelle Obama Farewell Speeches (Paperback)
Barack Obama, Michelle Obama 1
R222 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R38 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Yes We Did - Photos and Behind-the-Scenes Stories Celebrating Our First African American President (Hardcover): Lawrence Jackson Yes We Did - Photos and Behind-the-Scenes Stories Celebrating Our First African American President (Hardcover)
Lawrence Jackson; Foreword by Barack Obama 1
R505 R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Save R103 (20%) Ships in 11 - 16 working days
Kurt Cobain - A Visual Album (Paperback): Barack Obama Mandela Esq Kurt Cobain - A Visual Album (Paperback)
Barack Obama Mandela Esq
R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Holiday Messages from the Obamas - Eight Years of Intimate Holiday Addresses to America from Barack & Michelle Obama... Holiday Messages from the Obamas - Eight Years of Intimate Holiday Addresses to America from Barack & Michelle Obama (Paperback)
Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Greenbridge Publishing
R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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