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The Resource The audacity of hope : thoughts on reclaiming the American dream, Barack Obama

The audacity of hope : thoughts on reclaiming the American dream, Barack Obama

Label
The audacity of hope : thoughts on reclaiming the American dream
Title
The audacity of hope
Title remainder
thoughts on reclaiming the American dream
Statement of responsibility
Barack Obama
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Senator Obama calls 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 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 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. Only by returning to the principles that gave birth to our Constitution, he says, can Americans repair a broken political process, and restore to working order a government dangerously out of touch with millions of ordinary Americans.--From publisher description
  • The junior senator from Illinois discusses how to transform U.S. politics, calling for a return to America's original ideals and revealing how they can address such issues as globalization and the function of religion in public life
Summary
The junior senator from Illinois discusses how to transform U.S. politics, calling for a return to America's original ideals and revealing how they can address such issues as globalization and the function of religion in public life
Storyline
Tone
Award
BCALA Literary Award for Nonfiction, 2007.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
163233
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973/.04960730092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
thoughts on reclaiming the American dream
Label
The audacity of hope : thoughts on reclaiming the American dream, Barack Obama
Instantiates
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Republicans and Democrats -- Values -- Our Constitution -- Politics -- Opportunity -- Faith -- Race -- The world beyond our borders -- Family -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
x, 594 pages (large print)
Isbn
9780739326657
Lccn
2006031383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9780739326657
System control number
  • ocm71810008
  • OCoLC
Label
The audacity of hope : thoughts on reclaiming the American dream, Barack Obama
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Republicans and Democrats -- Values -- Our Constitution -- Politics -- Opportunity -- Faith -- Race -- The world beyond our borders -- Family -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
x, 594 pages (large print)
Isbn
9780739326657
Lccn
2006031383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9780739326657
System control number
  • ocm71810008
  • OCoLC

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