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A Promised Land by Barack Obama
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A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy

Table of Contents

    • 1: PREFACE
    • 2: PART ONE | THE BET
    • 3: PART TWO | YES WE CAN
    • 4: PART THREE | RENEGADE
    • 5: PART FOUR | THE GOOD FIGHT
    • 6: PART FIVE | THE WORLD AS IT IS
    • 7: PART SIX | IN THE BARREL
    • 8: PART SEVEN | ON THE HIGH WIRE
    • 9: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    • 10: PHOTOGRAPH CREDITS
    • 11: INDEX

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.

Reviews

Gorgeously written, humorous, compelling, life affirming -- Justin Webb * Mail on Sunday *
Beautifully written and disarmingly candid . . . leavened with telling asides, poignant vignettes, painterly character sketches and an occasional corker of a joke -- Tony Allen-Mills * The Sunday Times *
As a work of political literature A Promised Land is impressive. Obama is a gifted writer -- Gary Younge * Guardian *
Barack Obama is as fine a writer as they come . . . the prose gorgeous in places, the detail granular and vivid -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie * The New York Times *
What is unexpected in A Promised Land is not its literary elegance but the former president's candour -- David Olusoga * Observer *
Deeply enjoyable . . . Obama is such a fluent and warm writer and so good at describing events and people * Daily Express *
Beautifully written . . . it's probably the best volume of autobiography from a former president in modern times -- Sean O'Grady * Independent, ***** *
Remarkably candid and beautifully written . . . It should bring inspiration for we Brits who want to build our own version of inclusive patriotism here at home -- David Lammy * i *
Gives a very human insight into the White House * Stylist *
To keep company with his elegant prose, complex conscience and unmistakable intelligence is a cool drink of water after four years of the other guy . . . -- Sam Leith * Spectator *
Elegantly written ... Obama comes across as literary, tolerant and dignified. A gifted writer, he maintains the reader's interest for over 700 pages -- Eric Foner * TLS *
Deeply enjoyable...Obama is such a fluent and warm writer and so good at describing events and people * Daily Express *
His ability to put himself in the shoes of others - even those who treat him with open contempt - is admirable -- Financial Times
Honest, powerful and personal...a must read * OK! magazine *

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