A Promised Land by Barack Obama ( Author ) - Kindle eBook | Books
Former President Barack Obama gives the reader a detailed and interesting behind the scenes perspective on his first term in office. The initial chapters cover his early political career and decision to run for President. After his election, Obama confronts the severe economic recession and financial crisis. In addition, Obama has to also make tough decisions concerning the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Later, he embarks on efforts to get Congress to pass comprehensive health care reform and climate change legislation. Obama is surprised by the dogmatic Republican opposition, a theme which occurs repeatedly. In the background, Donald Trump stirs controversy over Obama's birth certificate, generating publicity on right-wing media. At the end of this book, Obama discusses his high risk decision to launch a special ops raid to capture Bin Laden.
This book was masterfully written. Engaging, insightful, and very human. Regardless of your political affiliations this book will be riveting. The insight it provides in to the role and leadership dynamics of the presidency were absolutely mind boggling.
About the Author
Barack Obama was the 44th president of the United States, elected in November 2008 and holding office for two terms. He is the author of two previous New York Times bestselling books, Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope, and the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Michelle. They have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.