Each time a new president comes into office, they give a press conference to mark off their first hundred days. This year the press conference is scheduled for 8 p.m. today.
Here are some books by or about our newest president:
Barack Obama : this improbable quest
by John K. Wilson
Barack Obama is quickly becoming America’s most popular politician, and his run for the presidency has brought huge crowds at home and an unprecedented wave of international attention as well. Much more than a biography, this book is a political tour of Obama’s legislative experience as well as his ideas about race, religion, and politics. Political writer John K. Wilson, author of four previous books including a study of Newt Gingrich, explores the reaction Obama has received from the left, the right, and the media. As the first presidential candidate from Generation X, Obama has generated an exciting movement of young people to support his campaign as he defines a new kind of broadly popular progressive politics. As improbable as such a quest may be, this fresh new candidate may be just the right one to bridge not only generations but ideologies that often divide. Amid all the hype surrounding Obama, this book provides the first in-depth look at what he believes, what he represents, and how he might transform American politics.
The audacity of hope : thoughts on reclaiming the American dream
by Barack Obama
Obama engages themes raised in his keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, shares personal views on faith and values and offers a vision of the future that involves repairing a “political process that is broken” and restoring a government that has fallen out of touch with the people.
President Obama : the path to the White House
by the editors of Time magazine; photographs for Time by Callie Shell
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With this illustrated book containing original reporting and analysis and showcasing the unrivaled, intimate behind-the-scenes photography of campaign photographer Callie Shell, Time Magazine marks the rise of Barack Obama from his early days to his Chicago years to the moment when he became a political phenomenon and finally won the presidency.