“Audacity of Hope” – by Barack Obama

					?Barack H. Obama is the 44th President of the United States. His story is the
American story — values from the heartland, a middle-class upbringing in a strong
family, hard work and education as the means of getting ahead, and the conviction
that a life so blessed should be lived in service to others.


With a father from Kenya and a mother from Kansas, President Obama was born in
Hawaii on August 4, 1961. He was raised with help from his grandfather, who served
in Patton's army, and his grandmother, who worked her way up from the secretarial
pool to middle management at a bank.


President Obama's years of public service are based around his unwavering belief in
the ability to unite people around a politics of purpose. In the Illinois State Senate, he
passed the first major ethics reform in 25 years, cut taxes for working families, and
expanded health care for children and their parents. As a United States Senator, he
reached across the aisle to pass groundbreaking lobbying reform, lock up the world's
most dangerous weapons, and bring transparency to government by putting federal
spending online.


The junior U.S. Senator from Illinois, Barack Obama, was propelled to national
prominence at the 2004 Democratic Convention when he delivered a rousing keynote
address entitled "The Audacity of Hope." In the less than 20 minutes it took to deliver
the speech, Obama was catapulted to sudden fame, with many analysts predicting that
he may be well-positioned to enter a future presidential race.


In his speech addressing the Democratic National Convention in 2004, Obama said:

"In the end, that's what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of
cynicism or a politics of hope? John Kerry calls on us to hope. John Edwards calls on
us to hope. I'm not talking about blind optimism here -- the almost willful ignorance
that thinks unemployment will go away if we just don't talk about it, or the health care
crisis will solve itself if we just ignore it. No, I'm talking about something more
substantial. It's the hope of slaves sitting around a fire singing freedom songs; the
hope of immigrants setting out for distant shores; the hope of a young naval lieutenant
bravely patrolling the Mekong Delta; the hope of a mill worker's son who dares to
defy the odds; the hope of a skinny kid with a funny name who believes that America
has a place for him, too. Hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face of uncertainty.
The audacity of hope!"


In 2006, Obama released The Audacity of Hope, a book-length account that expands
upon many of the same themes he originally addressed in the convention speech that
bore the same title.


The Audacity of Hope is an unusual blend of autobiography and policy analysis that
veers far from the boilerplate, often ghostwritten biographies that many politicians
release in the years leading up to a major campaign. In it, Obama recounts his unique
childhood and the insight that his racially mixed heritage and the experience of living
in a number of exotic locales instilled in him. He also discusses in great detail
virtually every major political issue facing the American electorate today, offering his
opinion and possible strategies for reform.


This book has been rated as the bestsellers of 2006 which affected his election victory
as the book generated millions of fan fallowing across the globe. The book is
available in every possible languages, one of which being in Marathi by Ameya
Prakashan.

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reputation for publishing the best inspirational books which are rich in content by
inspirational authors, creatively designed, attractively packaged and produced with
the latest technology in the field of printing. Ameya Prakashan emphasis on
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