Penguin

  • A PROMISED LAND

    Barack Obama

    • Penguin
    • 17 Novembre 2020

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

  • RENEGADOS - RENEGADES. BORN IN THE USA

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    • Penguin random house espagnol
    • 30 Novembre 2021

    B>Dos viejos amigos nos comparten sus reflexiones en torno a la vida, la música y su amor por Estados Unidos, con todos sus desafíos y contradicciones, en esta magnifica edición ilustrada, inspirada en el podcast producido por Higher Ground, que incluye más de 350 fotografías de las colecciones personales de los autores, contenido exclusivo y material de archivo nunca antes publicado.br>/b>br>Renegados: Born in the USA es un diálogo sincero, revelador y entretenido entre el presidente Barack Obama y el legendario músico Bruce Springsteen, en el que se tratan toda una serie de temas --desde los orígenes de cada uno de sus protagonistas y los momentos que definieron sus carreras hasta la polarización política de su país y la abismal brecha entre el sueño americano y la cruda realidad estadounidense. Esta edición profusamente ilustrada nos ofrece el conmovedor retrato de dos outsiders --uno negro y otro blanco-- que buscan la manera de conectar sus búsquedas poco convencionales de significado, identidad y comunidad con la historia de Estados Unidos. br>br>Esta edición incluye:br>br> Introducciones originales escritas por el presidente Obama y Bruce Springsteenbr> Conversaciones e historias que no aparecen en el podcastbr> Los discursos anotados de Obama que jamás han sido publicados, incluido su famoso discurso br>pronunciado en el 50º aniversario de la marcha de Selma. br> Letras escritas a mano de las canciones de Bruce Springsteen a lo largo de toda su carrerabr> Fotos exclusivas de los archivos personales de los autoresbr> Documentos y fotografías históricas para resaltar visualmente el contexto de sus conversacionesbr>br>Ya sea en un estudio repleto de guitarras o en un viaje en Corvette, Obama y Springsteen reflexionan sobre el matrimonio, la paternidad, la raza, la masculinidad, la libertad de la carretera y la necesidad de volver a casa. También comparten sus opiniones acerca de sus canciones de protesta preferidas o sobre las figuras más emblemáticas de Estados Unidos, entre muchas otras cosas. Sus conversaciones revelan su pasión por querer contar una historia más amplia y verídica de Estados Unidos a lo largo de sus carreras (y el coste ocasional que eso conlleva), y exploran cómo un país así de fracturado puede encontrar el camino de regreso hacia la unidad.br>br>b>ENGLISH DESCRIPTIONbr>/b>br> b>Two longtime friends share an intimate and urgent conversation about life, music, and their enduring love of America, with all its challenges and contradictions, in this stunningly produced expansion of their groundbreaking Higher Ground podcast, featuring more than 350 photographs, exclusive bonus content, and never-before-seen archival material.br>/b>br> Renegades: Born in the USA is a candid, revealing, and entertaining dialogue between President Barack Obama and legendary musician Bruce Springsteen that explores everything from their origin stories and career-defining moments to our countrys polarized politics and the growing distance between the American Dream and the American reality. Filled with full-color photographs and rare archival material, it is a compelling and beautifully illustrated portrait of two outsiders--one Black and one white--looking for a way to connect their unconvenional searches for meaning, identity, and community with the American story itself. It includes:br>br> Original introductions by President Obama and Bruce Springsteenbr> Conversations and stories not included in the podcastbr> Obamas never-before-seen annotated speeches, including his Remarks at the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Marchesbr> Springsteens handwritten lyrics for songs spanning his 50-year-long careerbr> Rare and exclusive photographs from the authors personal archivesbr> Historical photographs and documents that provide rich visual context for their conversationbr>br> In a recording studio stocked with dozens of guitars, and on at least one Corvette ride, Obama and Springsteen discuss marriage and fatherhood, race and masculinity, the lure of the open road and the call back to home. They also compare notes on their favorite protest songs, the most inspiring American heroes of all time, and more. Along the way, they reveal their passion for--and the occasional toll of--telling a bigger, truer story about America throughout their careers, and explore how our fractured country might begin to find its way back toward unity and global leadership.

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