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The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (Mass Market Paperback) (Paperback)

Author: Obama, Barack

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I'm in awe. Someone said that as you read this book you keep muttering "He gets it!". And you do. But it's more than that. He's intellectually curious. He wants to know, to understand, to learn. For example, he meets with the CEO of Google who makes a remark about having a tough time finding exceptional software engineers to keep competitive. He then researches this, the impact of economics/globalization/competition and spins an entire educational platform out of it. Talk about the Establishment Clause he'll spin a tale that links Jefferson to Pat Robertson, defends the role of faith in politics while holding the Clause inviolate. So it's more than he "gets it". It's that he "knows it, sees it, lived it". He thinks things thru and doesn't shoot from the hip like a testosterone drive cowboy. And he follows the old adage: "Those who do not learn from history are destined to repeat it." He knows his history.

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Smart!

on 1/24/2009

I'm in awe. Someone said that as you read this book you keep muttering "He gets it!". And you do. But it's more than that. He's intellectually curious. He wants to know, to understand, to learn. For example, he meets with the CEO of Google who makes a remark about having a tough time finding exceptional software engineers to keep competitive. He then researches this, the impact of economics/globalization/competition and spins an entire educational platform out of it. Talk about the Establishment Clause he'll spin a tale that links Jefferson to Pat Robertson, defends the role of faith in politics while holding the Clause inviolate. So it's more than he "gets it". It's that he "knows it, sees it, lived it". He thinks things thru and doesn't shoot from the hip like a testosterone drive cowboy. And he follows the old adage: "Those who do not learn from history are destined to repeat it." He knows his history.

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Good so far

on 2/20/2009

I'm only into chapter 1 but he writes very well for a politician without a ghost writer.

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Product Overview

The junior senator from Illinois discusses how to transform U.S. politics, calling for a return to Americas original ideals and revealing how they can address such issues as globalization and the function of religion in public life. *Author: Obama, Barack *Subtitle: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream *Publication Date: 2008/07/15 *Number of Pages: 448 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 4.00 *Height: 7.00

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Publisher Random House
Mfg Part# 9780307455871
SKU 208067267
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0307455874
Release Date 7/15/2008
Product Attributes
Book Format Pocketbook
Number of Pages 0448
Publisher Vintage Books USA
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