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A Promised Land by Barack Obama 免费下载(mobi、epub、pdf)

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Amazon Best Sellers of 2020 in Books #3,日期:2020年11月23日。

Obama’s A Promised Land is a beautifully written memoir, in fact his third (after Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope) and all three read like they were written by different people, probably because he was a different man when he wrote each of them.

He published his memoir Dreams of My Father in 1995, when he was in his 30s and had not yet run for any political office. It’s the book of a young activist with a point to make and literary gifts aplenty: rich with evocative language, and flavored by a certain amount of world-weary cynicism. This young Obama sees a broken world and has committed himself to working to heal it, but remains uncertain that he will ever make any substantive change.

In 2006 Obama published The Audacity of Hope, by the time his second book came out, he had already established himself as a rising star in the Senate with a bright legislative future ahead of him, and so The Audacity of Hope is the book of a political star on the make. Gone are the literary flourishes of Dreams of My Father; the voice of The Audacity of Hope has been filed down into a folksy plainspokenness. Gone too are the enormous vulnerability and the intermittent flights of cynicism. In their place are facts and figures, policy plans, illustrative anecdotes about people who aren’t Obama, and an apparent belief that there are few problems in the world a good enough speech can’t at least improve, if not outright solve.

A Promised Land is the first volume of Obama’s planned two-volume memoir,covers his childhood through to the assassination of Osama bin Laden in 2011, which is written up like a thriller. Technically a presidential memoir, revisiting Obama's childhood in Hawaii and Indonesia, his slow conversion from a teenager of middling academic interest and career drive to the editor of the Harvard Law Review, his stint as a community organizer in Chicago, and the years spent commuting down to Springfield for his first senatorial gig. By page 100 he's on the presidential campaign trail, offering hot takes on subjects that passed for controversy 13 years ago . He offers his account, in manners occasionally thrilling but always educational, of the biggest watershed moments of his early administration: passing the Recovery Act, passing the Affordable Care Act, striking down "don't ask, don't tell," hunting down and killing Osama Bin Laden. In reading the book, or even in reading that last sentence, it's laughable to conjure a world in which Barack Obama had low approval ratings. But, ever humble, he plays devil's advocate there too.

One of the many delights in Barack Obama’s latest memoir is the thoughtful and large selection of photographs, including a strikingly warm one of the Queen with President and Ms Obama, together with the touching caption “Queen Elizabeth II embodied the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.

There are no shocking revelations in this memoir, no state secrets spilled, no policy about-faces or unexpected mea culpas — unless you count the revelation that Barack Obama is equal parts heroic and flawed. It's like the old adage about growing up, when you suddenly come to see your parents as human, not superhuman. Barack Obama is, really, just a guy.


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