To Obama

To Obama
Author : Jeanne Marie Laskas
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2018-09-18
ISBN 10 : 9781408894545
ISBN 13 : 1408894548
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Obama Book Description:

One of the most important politics books of the year, To Obama is a record of a time when politics intersected with empathy. 'The real story of Obama's America' Sunday Times Every day, President Obama received ten thousand letters from ordinary American citizens. Every night, he read ten of them before going to bed. In To Obama, Jeanne Marie Laskas interviews President Obama, the letter-writers themselves and the White House staff in the Office of Presidential Correspondence who were witness to the millions of pleas, rants, thank-yous and apologies that landed in the mailroom during the Obama years. At once desperate, joyful, hateful and despairing, they form an intimate portrait of one man's relationship with the American people, and of a time when empathy intersected with politics in the White House.

To Obama

To Obama
Author : Jeanne Marie Laskas
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2018-09-18
ISBN 10 : 9781408894521
ISBN 13 : 1408894521
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Obama Book Description:

Every day, President Obama received ten thousand letters from ordinary American citizens. Every night, he read ten of them before going to bed. In "To Obama", Jeanne Marie Laskas interviews President Obama, the letter-writers themselves and the White House staff in the Office of Presidential Correspondence who were witness to the millions of pleas, rants, thank-yous and apologies that landed in the mailroom during the Obama years. There is Peggy, a patriotic grandmother who thinks the President is trying to lead the country into socialism and recommends that he read the Constitution; Bill, a lifelong Republican whose attitude towards immigration reform was transformed when he met a boy who escaped MS-13 gang leaders in El Salvador; Jordan, a seven-year-old about to be adopted, who wants to thank the President for keeping him safe; James, who on the morning after the 2016 election tells the President to start packing; and Dawn, who writes to say that he made it possible for a very jaded generation to begin to hope and believe in the good. They wrote to Obama out of gratitude and desperation, in their darkest times of need, with anger, fear and respect. "To Obama" is an intimate look at one man's relationship with the American people, and at how this extraordinary dialogue shaped an era-defining presidency

Doomed to Succeed

Doomed to Succeed
Author : Dennis Ross
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages : 544
Release : 2015-10-13
ISBN 10 : 9780374709488
ISBN 13 : 0374709483
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doomed to Succeed Book Description:

A necessary and unprecedented account of America's changing relationship with Israel When it comes to Israel, U.S. policy has always emphasized the unbreakable bond between the two countries and our ironclad commitment to Israel's security. Today our ties to Israel are close—so close that when there are differences, they tend to make the news. But it was not always this way. Dennis Ross has been a direct participant in shaping U.S. policy toward the Middle East, and Israel specifically, for nearly thirty years. He served in senior roles, including as Bill Clinton's envoy for Arab-Israeli peace, and was an active player in the debates over how Israel fit into the region and what should guide our policies. In Doomed to Succeed, he takes us through every administration from Truman to Obama, throwing into dramatic relief each president's attitudes toward Israel and the region, the often tumultuous debates between key advisers, and the events that drove the policies and at times led to a shift in approach. Ross points out how rarely lessons were learned and how distancing the United States from Israel in the Eisenhower, Nixon, Bush, and Obama administrations never yielded any benefits and why that lesson has never been learned. Doomed to Succeed offers compelling advice for how to understand the priorities of Arab leaders and how future administrations might best shape U.S. policy in that light.

The Obama Doctrine

The Obama Doctrine
Author : Michelle Bentley
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2016-07-28
ISBN 10 : 9781317551690
ISBN 13 : 1317551699
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Obama Doctrine Book Description:

President Obama’s first term in office was subject to intense criticism; not only did many feel that he had failed to live up to his leadership potential, but that he had actually continued the foreign policy framework of the George W. Bush era he was supposed to have abandoned. This edited volume examines whether these issues of continuity have been equally as prevalent during the president’s second term as his first. Is Obama still acting within the foreign policy shadow of Bush, or has he been able to establish his own approach towards international affairs, distinct from his predecessor? Within this context, the volume also addresses the idea of legacy and whether Obama has succeeded in establishing his own distinct foreign policy doctrine. In addressing these questions, the chapters explore continuity and change from a range of perspectives in International Relations and Foreign Policy Analysis, which are broadly representative of a spectrum of theoretical positions. With contributions from a range of US foreign policy experts, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of US foreign policy, Foreign Policy Analysis and American politics.

Yes We Still Can

Yes We  Still  Can
Author : Dan Pfeiffer
Publisher : Biteback Publishing
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2018-06-19
ISBN 10 : 9781785904318
ISBN 13 : 1785904310
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yes We Still Can Book Description:

From Barack Obama's former communications director comes a colourful account of how politics, the media, and the internet changed during the Obama presidency and how Democrats can fight back in the Trump era. The ‘Decade of Obama’ (2007—2017) was one of massive change that rewrote the rules of politics in ways that are only now beginning to be understood. Which is why all pundits got the 2016 presidential election wrong). Yes We (Still) Can looks at how Obama navigated the forces that allowed Trump to win the White House, becoming one of the most consequential presidents in American history, why Trump surprised everyone, and how Democrats can come out on top in the long run. Part political memoir, part blueprint for progressives in the Trump era, Yes We (Still) Can is an insider’s take on the crazy politics of our time. Pfeiffer, one of Barack Obama’s longest-serving advisors, reveals never-before-told stories ranging from Obama’s presidential campaigns to his time in the White House, providing readers with an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at life on the front line of politics.

From Hitler to Jim Crow to Obama

From Hitler to Jim Crow to Obama
Author : ChitlinKraut
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2009-11-20
ISBN 10 : 9781441594532
ISBN 13 : 1441594531
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Hitler to Jim Crow to Obama Book Description:

Julian, online, I took note of an alarming number of thisisbyus writers posting horrendous and racist comments about a young Senator from Illinois, actively campaigning for President of the United States. Posting under the moniker ?Gabby on the Gulf Coast? I promoted From Hitler to Jim Crow, a story about the displaced in Pensacola, my goal: write for the world and move forward the first-hand accounts about their struggles. I so wanted the world to care about the continued and unrelenting day-to-day plight of human beings who lost everything due to a hurricane. While some thisisbyus writers posted words revealing genuine concern and some provided positive feedback regarding the prose I chose there were countless others who took issue with the title, From Hitler to Jim Crow. Up to this point I never realized how many writers peddled their influence via virtual words attempting to set their plans of distraction in place against Senator Obama. Embracing a laissez-faire attitude has never been my style and I understood the price for the poor, the displaced, was too high for me to remain silent where these savvy writers were concerned. As these writers began using Hitler and his ideology in their comparisons to Senator Obama I found myself becoming increasingly insulted. Julian, I am proud to be an American, though naturalized, and using any analogy to Hitler enabled me to confront their criminal words as it became clear Senator Obama had a real shot at the White House. Conversely, Senator Hillary Clinton?s supporters became to a greater extent venomous with what I perceived to be their race-based objections used as diversions when they saw the handwriting on the wall Senator Obama was becoming the frontrunner in the race to the White House. As I held tight to my dream and goal to show the plight of the displaced in Pensacola I found myself washed into a political hurricane once other writers became more and more aware of the strength of my conviction that Senator Obama was the only logical choice for President of the United States of America.

To Obama

To Obama
Author : Jeanne Marie Laskas
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2018-09-18
ISBN 10 : 9780525509400
ISBN 13 : 0525509402
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Obama Book Description:

“An insightful study of a president who listened to even his harshest critics with grace and humility.”—The Washington Post NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY GLAMOUR Every evening for eight years, at his request, President Obama was given ten handpicked letters written by ordinary American citizens—the unfiltered voice of a nation—from his Office of Presidential Correspondence. He was the first president to interact daily with constituent mail and to archive it in its entirety. The letters affected not only the president and his policies but also the deeply committed people who were tasked with opening and reading the millions of pleas, rants, thank-yous, and apologies that landed in the White House mailroom. In To Obama, Jeanne Marie Laskas interviews President Obama, the letter writers themselves, and the White House staff who sifted through the powerful, moving, and incredibly intimate narrative of America during the Obama years: There is Kelli, who saw her grandfathers finally marry—legally—after thirty-five years together; Bill, a lifelong Republican whose attitude toward immigration reform was transformed when he met a boy escaping MS-13 gang leaders in El Salvador; Heba, a Syrian refugee who wants to forget the day the tanks rolled into her village; Marjorie, who grappled with disturbing feelings of racial bias lurking within her during the George Zimmerman trial; and Vicki, whose family was torn apart by those who voted for Trump and those who did not. They wrote to Obama out of gratitude and desperation, in their darkest times of need, in search of connection. They wrote with anger, fear, and respect. And together, this chorus of voices achieves a kind of beautiful harmony. To Obama is an intimate look at one man’s relationship to the American people, and at a time when empathy intersected with politics in the White House. Praise for To Obama “I cried several times.”—Pete Souza “Beautifully researched and written . . . A moving and inevitably nostalgic or even elegiac read, redolent of the human grace and statesmanship of the Obama presidency.”—The Guardian “These stories, when you read them all together, tell the American story. They’re inspirational, they’re frustrating, they’re angry, they’re grateful, they’re resilient.”—Valerie Jarrett

The Obama Presidency

The Obama Presidency
Author : Andrew Dowdle
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2012-03-29
ISBN 10 : 9781136829864
ISBN 13 : 1136829865
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Obama Presidency Book Description:

This timely volume of notable thinkers on the presidency presents scholarly as well as applied insights on Obama’s administration at the half-way point. Assessing the political context of his first two years, the inter-branch relations, and policy developments all provide the necessary grounding for students to make sense of the continuity and change that Barack Obama represents.

From Shakespeare to Obama

From Shakespeare to Obama
Author : J. Hart
Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 255
Release : 2013-12-17
ISBN 10 : 9781137375827
ISBN 13 : 1137375825
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Shakespeare to Obama Book Description:

From Shakespeare to Obama discusses language, slavery, and place from the Portuguese enslavement of African people, through slavery in Shakespeare's plays, to President Obama's 2012 speech on "modern slavery." Balancing close reading with context, this expansive book offers new insight into questions of otherness, rhetoric, and stereotyping.

From Trudeau s Canada to Obama s America

From Trudeau s Canada to Obama s America
Author : Sudha Bhagwat
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages : 379
Release : 2013-08-12
ISBN 10 : 9781479746088
ISBN 13 : 1479746088
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Trudeau s Canada to Obama s America Book Description:

Immigrants often have a perspective and an attitude unique from native born citizens, driven by an ability to compare and contrast countries, the old with the new, the past with the present. Unquestionable confirmation of that is given in the pages of From Trudeau's Canada to Obama's America, a collection of email essays written from one brother to another, reflecting an abiding devotion to each other and the countries and issues which shaped them and their family's evolution from Canadian liberals to American conservatives. Dire circumstances often hone one's judgment, as these email essays, unabashedly presented from a conservative vantage point, fully reveal. They are a tour-de-force analysis of politics, public policy and personalities oriented not only to the Right, but to anyone engaged and interested in law, public policy, politics, history, economics and a myriad of other related topics.