Author(s): Carol Kelly-Gangi (Editor)
" D]emocracy isn't a spectator sport. America isn't about 'yes he will.' It's about 'yes we can.'" --Barack Obama
Experience the powerful oratory of our 44th president
Obama's skill at expressing deep empathy and thoughtful idealism made him a bestselling author at an early age. These selections have been drawn from his speeches, interviews, essays, books, social media posts, and other writings over the past 20 years. They reveal a sharp intellect, dynamic leadership style, and steadfast determination. Arranged thematically, the quotations reveal his thoughts and feelings, and even the occasional joke, about the many issues he faced during his two terms as president, from universal healthcare and same-sex equality to racial equality, and the threat of terrorism.
In these passages, Obama:
Offers readers new insight into this remarkable leader, charismatic man and gifted orator. Covers a wide range of topics, from universal healthcare and same-sex equality to racial equality and the threat of terrorism. Extracts are taken from Obama's speeches, interviews, essays, books, social media posts and other writings over the past 20 years.
Carol Kelly-Gangi is the editor of such titles as The Essential Wisdom of the World's Greatest Thinkers, Pope Francis: His Essential Wisdom, and Essential Wisdom of the Founding Fathers (all Sterling). She lives in NJ with her husband and two children.