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  • 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.>

  • De la race en Amérique a été publié en 2008 aux éditions Grasset, avant même l'investiture de Barack Obama comme candidat du Parti démocrate à l'élection présidentielle, et alors qu'il était donné perdant face à Hillary Clinton. Il a été un grand succès. Au mois de mars 2008, Barack Obama est attaqué par ses adversaires pour sa proximité avec un pasteur proche du mouvement des Black Panthers. Le 18 mars, à Philadelphie, il leur répond de façon spectaculaire en prononçant un discours immédiatement reconnu, à droite autant qu'à gauche, comme l'égal du "J'ai fait un rêve" de Martin Luther King, du discours d'investiture de John Kennedy ou de l'adresse de Gettysburg de Lincoln.
    D'un art rhétorique parfait, brillant, implacable et humain à la fois, l'orateur aborde la façon de réaliser "une meilleure union" entre les Américains, en analysant avec franchise le problème des races dans son pays. Tout le contraire d'un discours politicien, De la race en Amérique est une réflexion qui dépasse les catégories américaines et peut s'appliquer à bien des sociétés modernes. Une leçon d'humanisme à l'heure où la vindicte, la division et l'agressivité systématique sont au pouvoir en Amérique et dans bien d'autres pays, Cette version, bilingue, est la seule édition mondiale autorisée par le Parti démocrate, qui a révisé le texte.

  • 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, President Obama recounts an emotional odyssey, retracing the migration of his mother's family from Kansas to Hawaii, 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.

  • Barack Obama's success in becoming President of the United States meant that he dramatically changed the face that his country presented to the world. In this bestselling book, Barack Obama discusses the importance of empathy in politics, his hopes for a different America with different policies, and how the ideals of its democracy can be renewed. With intimacy and self-deprecating humour, Obama describes his experiences as a politician and balancing his family life with his public vocation. His search for consensus and his respect for the democratic process inform every sentence. 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.

  • Ce livre réunit les sept plus grands discours de Barack Obama, le nouveau président
    américain.
    - Le discours inaugural, prononcé le 20 janvier 2009, devant le Capitole, après la prestation
    de serment
    - L'audace d'espérer, discours de Boston, pendant la Convention démocrate de 2004, qui a
    révélé Barack Obama, sénateur de l'Illinois, encore totalement inconnu de la plupart des
    Américains.
    - Une union plus parfaite, le discours, de Philadelphie, en mars 2008 sur la question raciale
    - Un monde qui se présente uni, le discours de Berlin, le 24 juillet 2008
    - La promesse de l'Amérique, le discours de Denver, après avoir reçu l'investiture du parti
    démocrate, le 28 août 2008
    - Le discours de la nuit de la victoire, prononcé à Chicago, le 4 novembre 2008
    - Le redressement américain, le discours de Fairfax, le 8 janvier 2009, dessinant les grandes
    lignes du plan de relance contre la crise économique.
    Ces sept discours sont présentés par Alain Chardonnens, professeur à l'université de
    Fribourg, spécialiste des États-Unis et de la culture américaine.

  • B>Now adapted for young adults--the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, which Toni Morrison called quite extraordinary, offers an intimate look at Barack Obamas early days. This is a compelling journey tracing the future 44th president''s odyssey through family, race, and identity./b> br> br>A revealing portrait of a young Black man asking questions about self-discovery and belonging--long before he became one of the most important voices in America. This unique edition includes a new introduction from the author, full-color photo insert, and family tree. br> br>The son of a white American mother and a Black Kenyan father, Obama was born in Hawaii, where he lived until he was six years old, when he moved with his mother and stepfather to Indonesia. At twelve, he returned to Hawaii to live with his grandparents. Obama brings readers along as he faces the challenges of high school and college, living in New York, becoming a community organizer in Chicago, and traveling to Kenya. Through these experiences, he forms an enduring commitment to leadership and justice. Told through the lens of his relationships with his family--the mother and grandparents who raised him, the father he knows more as a myth than as a man, and the extended family in Kenya he meets for the first time--Obama confronts the complicated truth of his fathers life and legacy and comes to embrace his divided heritage.br> br>On his journey to adulthood from a humble background, he forges his own path through trial and error while staying connected to his roots. Barack Obama is determined to lead a life of purpose, service, and authenticity. This powerful memoir will inspire readers to examine both where they come from and where they are capable of going.

  • A Hanovre, en avril 2016, Barack Obama a prononcé un long plaidoyer pour l'Europe, l'appelant de tous ses voeux à rester « forte, démocratique et unie », face aux dangers du Brexit, de la montée des populismes, du terrorisme... Il évoque les enjeux militaires, sécuritaires, économiques, politiques qui attendent l'Europe et donne sa vision des « rendez-vous » à ne pas manquer : la lutte contre les inégalités, une plus forte implication militaire dans l'OTAN, le soutien des pays en crise comme l'Irak ou la Syrie...Peu d'hommes politiques sont parvenus à atteindre, comme Barack Obama ou Nelson Mandela avant lui, un tel charisme planétaire ; peu d'hommes politiques sont parvenus, de leur vivant, à incarner un tel idéal, une vision qui les dépassaient.Premier afro-américain devenu Président des États-Unis d'Amérique, Prix Nobel de la paix, Barak Obama restera comme l'une des figures politiques majeures du monde occidental de ce siècle.Plusieurs de ses discours ont pris une portée historique sitôt prononcés : « De la race en Amérique », discours du 18 mars 2008 à Philadelphie, souvent décrit comme l'égal du « J'ai fait un rêve » de Martin Luther King ; le « Yes we can » de sa campagne électorale ; « Un nouveau départ », discours prononcé au Caire en 2009 sur les relations américaines avec le monde musulman...

  • Lors de la campagne des primaires pour désigner le candidat démocrate, un scandale éclate : le pasteur de l'église que fréquente Barack Obama aurait tenu des propos antiblancs, antiaméricains. L'opinion est troublée. La campagne peut basculer. A Philadelphie, le 18 mars 2008, Barack Obama prononce une allocution mémorable qu'il a longuement préparée. Le lendemain, la presse du monde entier salue ce discours historique, à l'égal du I have a dream de Martin Luther King. Il est traduit et publié dans de nombreuses langues. Fin 2008, en Guadeloupe, germe l'idée de réaliser un spectacle à partir de ce discours exceptionnel. Le projet se réalisera rapidement sur base d'une nouvelle traduction commandée spécifiquement pour la scène.

    C'est ce texte que nous publions aujourd'hui, non seulement pour accompagner le spectacle et les rencontres qu'il génère, mais aussi parce qu'il nous semble correspondre en tous points aux principes de cette collection destinée à alimenter discussions et débats.

  • 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 presidencya 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 nations 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 Neptunes Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden.

    A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspectivethe story of one mans 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 Obamas conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day.

  • 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 nations 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 Neptunes Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden. A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective--the story of one mans 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 Obamas conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day.

  • The election of Barack Obama as President of the United States was a defining moment in American history. After years of failed policies, Barack Obama was given the chance to reclaim the American dream. He proved himself to be a new kind of leader - one who could bring people together, be honest about the challenges we all face and move his nation forward. Change We Can Believe In outlines his vision for America and its standing in the world.

  • Celebrate the inauguration of America's 44th president with this New York Times bestseller Tying into the official theme for the 2009 inaugural ceremony, "A New Birth of Freedom" from Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Penguin presents a keepsake edition commemorating the inauguration of President Barack Obama with words of the two great thinkers and writers who have helped shape him politically, philosophically, and personally: Abraham Lincoln and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
    Having Lincoln and Emerson's most influential, memorable, and eloquent words along with Obama's historic inaugural address will be a gift of inspiration for every American for generations to come.

  • 11 interventions publiques où l'orateur aborde avec lucidité et courage des thèmes récurrents qui guident son action : les défis de notre temps, la reconnaissance de l'autre, la conscience de l'histoire, l'unité nécessaire, les religions et les cultures en partage, les races, le droit pour la justice et la paix, la responsabilité de chacun, la dignité, la liberté, l'éducation, la foi et l'espérance. Autant de questions essentielles pour comprendre l'ambition d'un homme politique, d'un visionnaire salué par le Prix Nobel de la Paix, qui vient de redéfinir la notion de leadership en s'appuyant sur les aspirations profondes de l'humanité.
    Onze discours, onze chapitres, onze thèmes. Chaque chapitre est une suite d'extraits choisis illustrant chaque fois l'un des thèmes choisis. Ces thèmes constituent le socle de la politique de Barack Obama. Il les aborde régulièrement, sous des angles différents pour convaincre les populations auxquelles il s'adresse sur tous les continents. Des défis actuels posés à l'humanité au xxie siècle jusqu'aux raisons de croire et d'espérer en l'avenir d'un monde meilleur.

    L'ouvrage veut être aussi un guide à destination de tous les publics, notamment les plus jeunes, pour lesquels les paroles d'Obama peuvent éclairer leurs rêves et leur siècle.

    Une immersion au coeur de la pensée de Barack Obama à travers 11 discours choisis, prononcés entre juillet 2004 et septembre 2009. Une formidable entrée dans la rhétorique et l'univers intellectuel du chef d'Etat le plus puissant de la planète qui nous permet de comprendre sa vision du monde, ses projets et son ambition de paix pour l'humanité.
    A sa manière, ce livre explique pourquoi il a été encouragé par le Prix Nobel de la Paix. Celui-ci lui sera remis le 9 décembre 2009.

  • An upcoming book to be published by Penguin Random House.>

  • An upcoming book to be published by Penguin Random House.

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