Barack Obama: Quotable Wisdom invites readers to experience the powerful oratory of our forty-fourth president. Obama’s skill at expressing deep empathy and thoughtful idealism made him a best- selling author at an early age. Speaking as a law professor, politician, and eventually the nation’s first African American president, he continued to hone a view of America as a unique place where all races and classes could achieve equality.
These selections have been drawn from his speeches, interviews, essays, books, social media posts, and other writings over the past twenty years. Taken together, they reveal a great intellect, dynamic leadership style, and steadfast determination. Arranged thematically, the selections reveal his thoughts and feelings, and even the occasional joke, about the many issues he faced during his two terms as president-universal healthcare, same-sex marriage equality, racial equality, and the threat of terrorism to name a few. In these passages, Obama:
Speaks passionately about the ideals and beliefs at the core of the American Dream.
Vigorously aduocales for the equality and inclusion of all Americans.
Eloquently expresses lite need for smarter education and innovation.
Elaborates a vision for a national security posture as judicious as it is tough.
Makes the case for decisive action on climate change.
Advocates for common-sense gun-control legislation and prison reform.
An illuminating and powerful collection, Barack Obama: Quotable Wisdom offers readers new insight into this remarkable leader, charismatic
man, and gifted orator whose words have time and again restored the faith and bolstered the hopes of millions of Americans.