Barack Obama Biography

Books on Barack Obama's Biography

Barack Obama's biography has been detailed in several great books. This site showcases just a few of Amazon's top selling books on Barack Obama. Get yourself a copy of one of the most influential leaders of our time. From comic books to pocket biographies, you'll find a selection of biographies to choose from. You'll also find more books on Barack Obama here.

Barack Obama Biography: The Audacity of Hope +
"The Audacity of Hope by Senator Obama is a compelling arguement for reexamining how we view and respond to policy issues and political debate. Challenging us to leave our biases at the door before entering. The Senator does this in a manner similar to that of a pastor on sunday morning rebuking then showing and guilding us to a better way. An intellectual and insightful read with moments of hilarity (his decription of a bloggers response to Alan Keyes had me laughing out loud). I look forward to hearings more from him whether on the campaign trail or in the Senate."

"Reading this book helped me to get to know and better understand our President. He is a man of great compassion. He also has an exceptional understanding of history and the impact of the decisions made by the administrations both past and present. "

"Once again Obama has come through with a classic piece of writing both in content and writing style. Presents a very challenging way of dealing with the extreme dichotomy of political/religious/economic/social views in the USA today. In some ways, this is a very scary book in that it touches repeatedly on what will happen if we don't wake up as Americans and get some consensus and make the necessary changes in our society to allow it to have a future. "

"If he wins this next term it will be because of his AUDACITY of HOPE, his fight for survival, not for himself but for his people. And who are his people? US. The poor and middle class who need him with such desperation. We are white, black, red, brown, yellow, whatever the color, most of us struggle, none know hatred and because of our leader, our Leader of the FREE WORLD, President Barack Obama, we have the audacity to hope. This is a book that should be read by every American who wants to understand how we got to where we are and why there is so much hatred in a country that has so much to offer, so much love, so much pain and dismay. Read and understand. Read and you 'will' understand! Then pass this wonderful book on to others right away!"

"This is a powerful, inspring non-fiction book by President Obama, written a few years before he took office. Included is a thorough background on American politics and history. He is truly a man of great character and integrity and that shows here. He emphasizes values like compassion and fairness. As a nation, we are stronger when we work together and look our for each other. Topics like discrimination, class warfare, economics, and social issures are well discussed here. One gains great insight into the political process from reading this book. Obama's education and intellect are readily apparent. We need to re-establish the middle class and make significant progress in this country. I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend this book. "
Barack Obama Biography: Dreams from My Father +
"I am white and grew up in Oakland. Most of my friends were black. In the mid 60's, things started to get ugly. Friendships broke apart along racial lines. Even though I was being taught in school that the civil war had ended slavery and America was the land of the free, I was, at age 12, becomming aware of the "original sin" of America that Obama speaks of. Now, at age 55, this book provides some answers to questions that started in my head so long ago. This book is about race and that's a fact. If you are white, you will hear things that you might not ever get to hear any other way. This is a black man speaking to you. He is intelligent and well spoken. He is our President. This is not a political book. If you want that, then read Obama's other book, The Audacity of Hope."

"I took this book, Dreams from my father" and found it difficult to drop even when I had an urgent call. I was glued to the book by the descrpitive power of the writer, Barack. It has been so long when I found a volume so interesting about self-discovery. It was beautifully written, with persuasive descriptions about belonging to two worlds, yet belonging to neither. A book of struggling to self-achieve, and indeed achieved. This book is a teacher indeed. It is an excellent work; hard to find an equal. "

"I expected to read a biography heavily biased in favor of Black Americans, and somewhat to the partial exclusion of whites. While Barack Obama does of course hold his racial heritage and background in the forefront, he does not lose sight of what is needed to make the United States a better place, for all Americans to live in. He is, in my opinion, genuinely concerned about America's future, and should he get the presidency, I am sure he really would bring about a remarkable change. The book covers his growing up, from childhood, through his views on the world as he sees it, and in a calm and unruffled manner, he voices his reasons for why he thinks his past organizing efforts can make a hopeful improvement. I am a Canadian reader, but were I a U.S. resident, I would vote for him without hesitation, he impressed me so sincerely. "
Barack Obama Biography: Bridge +
"Barack Obama and the trajectory of his political life fascinates so many people, Americans as well as others all over the world. The Bridge satisfies our hunger and curiosity to understand the man in the context of the times. It is exquisitely written (reads more like a good novel than a typical biography),thoroughly researched and takes a perceptive, balanced journalistic view of Obama's life and the times that brought our country to elect the first Black President. Remnick's account of the history of race relations in the US is a fascinating lesson in history and is integral to Obama's story. This is a book that any and all intelligent readers will devour. "

"Let me first say that this review is biased because I am a great admirer of Barack Obabma. I found the book to be more of a biography of America's generational evolution from the final days of the civil rights movement to the inauguration of the first African-American President. Barack Obama just happens to be the main character in the story. In many ways, this is exactly what the President symbolizes...a member of the so-called "Joshua Generation." It was an easy read and an inspiring read. "

"Remnick goes beyond biographical facts and provides a deeper context for how the situations where Obama found himself came to be. For example, anyone who listed to any of Obama's speeches knows his father is from Kenya. But Remnick connect delves into the political situation in Kenya and Barack Sr's rise to prominence in the Kenyan political scene. The most captivating part of the book for me was his transformation during his college years, one of the many parts of Obama's bio that doesn't make it into many speeches. I strongly suggest this book if you want a better understanding of the circumstances that shaped our 44th President. "

"A fascinating biography of a remarkable man's extraordinary life so far. In great detail, Remnick shows how Obama was shaped by a wide range of experiences that gave him a deep understanding of the world. He grew up solidly middle class in both the heartland and Hawaii. He lived and worked among the poor in Indonesia and Chicago. And as a mixed race American growing up during a time of incredible social change, he is in many ways the embodiment of what this country is all about. Highly recommended for anyone interested in American political and social history. "
Barack Obama Biography: J Price +
"Designed specifically for high school and public libraries, this comprehensive biography series provides an excellent resource for learning about important people in our world."

"The book appears based primarily on Obama's "Dreams from My Father." A biographer of Martha Stewart, the author was evidently asked by the press to write another in a series of biographies. Although she notes that Hawai'i and Indonesia were "formative" in Obama's life, the book devotes more pages to his political career. An extensive chronology is a major contribution of the book."

"This is an apparently well-researched biography of many of the landmarks in the life & political career of Barack Obama. Price includes a perspective of both his achievements & difficulties. There's an interesting selection of those individuals who have made the most influential impact upon Obama's personal life, political career & those who jetisoned him into the heights of the utmost social stratosphere. Useful tools make this biography very easy to follow, such as the timeline. This biography is rudimentary but complete with photographs, a choice bibliography & an on-point index all of which make the text accessible to individuals who need an easily accessible book, as well as teenagers in high school & young adult college students. It's the history of the man who, so many millions of people believe, embodies & intends to represent that illusive quest called, "The American Dream.""
Barack Obama Biography: Yes We Can +
"As a specialist in children's therapy, I see this as a valuable book for educating children. I have a book collection of biographical series for children -- artists, musicians, politicians, etc. This has become a valuable part of my collection. I highly recommend this one. "

"This book gave me a great overview of Barack Obama.
It is a page-turner because Obama has led a life rich with experience.
Garen Thomas' writing style informs and entertains.
The photographs of Obama and his family, travels, and career add to the book's appeal.
I highly recommend it to adults as well as young adults and children. "

"I bought this book for one of my child therapy clients at work and we read it together. We couldn't put it down. I am speaking for the both of us when I say that the book "Yes We Can" was enlightening and inspiring. Not only did it do a great job of explaining the American political system to young readers, but it also detailed Barack Obama's life in a way that offers youth the inspiration to achieve great things in life. "

"I gave this book to my son when he was in 5th grade. He read it cover to cover. I think it helped him see Obama as a real person, as well as learn more about our political system. It was an inspiring read. "
Barack Obama Biography: Unauthorized +
"This book spends a great deal exposing the secrets of Barack Obama by focusing on the individuals and organizations that Obama has surrounded himself with, since the time he was born. It brings up how Obama's links to the Luo tribe of Kenya can be used as a geostrategic asset to cause instability in a few African countries to cut off vital resources to China. The book goes on to explain how Obama will likely have a catastrophic presidency on the scale of Jimmy Carter except much worser, due to the fact that his most important backers (Brzezinski, and Volcker) are linked to the Trilateral Commission. Tarpley isn't also afraid to go in depth of these same people as well, and how the ultimate Endgame of the Obama presidency is to bring the competing great powers to the United States, which are Russia & China, to their knees. This will be attempted by playing them against eachother, like how the British tried to do with the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. This Unauthorized Biography will be the most gut wrenching book you will ever read in your life. "

"Written by Webster Tarpley, this is an interesting polemic on the sphere of influence that surrounds Obama. A definite must read."

"It's about checking out your facts and knowing the whole truth about the man or woman you are backing. This book is wonderfully written with detailed research and a "no nonsense" eye at things fanatics don't want to see. Even if you remain an Obama supporter, it's your duty as a true patriot to at least check this information out and make up your mind based on the whole truth and seeing both sides. I applaud this author for his diligent work on this subject and others like it. "

"Considering this was a campaign book written to awaken the masses to the deceit that is Barry Soetoro, this book nails it. It can even work again for 2012 without updating, although the updates that could be done would massively over-prove how completely subversive Obama is. I don't even think Tarpley expected Obama to undertake such massive treason to whatever is left of America. "
Barack Obama Biography: Pocket +
"This is a convenient and interesting story of our new President. Barack Obama comes at a critical juncture of America's path of progress, like Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Lincoln, and Roosevelt. Obama will be added to that list as the 'founding father' who moved America beyond the New Deal to the New Diversity in which the state becomes the servant of the people rather than the leadership of the people. This product falls short of AUDACITY OF HOPE which best defines the President. " More

Barack Obama's Background

Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. is the 44th President of the United States of America. He served as Democratic state senator in Illinois, and then as US senator from that state before being elected as President on November 4th, 2008. Barack Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961. He went on to attend Harvard Law School and graduated with honors.

President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have 2 daighters, Malia and Sasha. Barack Obama's father was from Kenya and a mother from Kansas. Read more of Barack Obama's Biography in the recommended books above. More

Barack Obama's early life

Barack Obama, currently the president of the United States, was born on 4th of August 1961 at a place called Honolulu in Hawaii. Before getting into the political career, he was a successful civil rights lawyer and a teacher. He was born to mother Ann Dunham and father Barack Obama Sr. While they were studying at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, his parents were met, and soon after they got married on 2nd of February 1961. The birth of Barack took place six months later.

Obama did not enjoy a deep relationship with his father, because of the fact that his father relocated to Massachusetts while Barack was still very young. Obama became aware of racism while studying at prestigious Punahou Academy. This fact played a vital role in shaping up his career and future.

Barack Obama's Careers before Presidency

Before entering into the political career, he tried his hand and became successful in a law career. In 1988, he enrolled in Harvard Law School, where he also met Michelle Robinson, his future wife. One of his career achievements is that he got elected as the editor of esteemed Harvard law review. He happened to be the first African-American to be the editor of this prestigious magazine. In 1991, he graduated from Harvard.

After graduating from the law school, he practiced as a civil rights lawyer by joining Miner, Barnhill & Galland. He also served as a part time teacher at University of Chicago Law School for the time period between 1992 and 2004. He worked as a professor in the beginning, and then got promoted to professor. He also organized voter registration drives for the presidential campaigns of 1992.

Barack Obama's 1st Term

Barack Obama became the 44th president of the United stated on 4th of November 2008, by defeating John McCain, who was a Republican nominee for presidential elections. Some of the main challenges he had to face when he took office were; tackling global economic recession, solving the problem of low international favorability of the US, and finding a viable solution of 2 ongoing foreign wars. Some of the things on his agenda were introducing effective financial reform policies, encouraging the use alternative energy resources and reinventing healthcare and education, and most importantly, to bring down the increasingly mounting national debt.

Elections 2008 / 2010

Obama announced his candidacy for the 2008 Democratic presidential elections of 2008 on February 2007. John McCain was defeated by Obama on 4th of November 2008 with a ratio of 52.9 % to 45.7 % to become the first African-American president to hold the office. Joe Biden was elected as the vice president. Right at the beginning of his tenure, he introduced many effective measures and policies, such as coaxing congress to improve children's health care insurance. To promote economic growth he also succeeded in getting $787 billion bill passed.

Obama delivered his first speech for State of the Union on 27th of January 2010. In his speech, he addressed challenges like increasing fee for large scale banks, various challenges to overcome in order to boost economic growth, and how to reduce the government spending.

Top Issues Faced

Obama administration has faced a number of issues during the presidential term. In order to strengthen the rights of consumers, and to make insurance coverage affordable, Obama introduced Affordable Care Act in March 2010. However, he had to face some serous backlash from his opponents, who claimed that this act had added new costs to the already overblown country's budget, and it may also violate the constitution. Obama worked exceptionally hard in steering the country through hard economic times. The budget control act that he introduced in 2011, to monitor government spending also failed to solve some serious issues. Apart from these, he also faced and successfully handled a lot of issues regarding military and security during his tenure.


Barack Obama Quotes

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Barack Obama Quotes

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
- Barack Obama

"The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don't wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope."
- Barack Obama

"I believe in evolution, scientific inquiry, and global warming; I believe in free speech, whether politically correct or politically incorrect, and I am suspicious of using government to impose anybody's religious beliefs -including my own- on nonbelievers."
- Barack Obama, Audacity of Hope:

"A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things."
- Barack Obama

"In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope."
- Barack Obama

"There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America."
- Barack Obama

"In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it."
- Barack Obama

"If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress."
- Barack Obama

"We don't ask you to believe in our ability to bring change, rather, we ask you to believe in yours."
- Barack Obama

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