Words on a Journey: The Great Speeches of Barack Obama: Special Inauguration Edition

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Arc Manor, Dec 1, 2008 - Political Science - 206 pages
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Available for volume discounts of up to 60% and free shipping, or obtain through Ingram with full discount. Contact Arc Manor for any questions or to place orders. Email: sales@ArcManor.com Fax: 310-388-8449 Phone: 240-645-2214. Beautifully bound in a laminated case hard cover. *****Many consider President-Elect Obama to be the foremost orator of his generation. This Special Inauguration Edition compiles eighteen great speeches by Barack Obama and three additional contextually relevant speeches by other politicians. The book also has a brief chronology of his life, and reprints the text of the emancipation proclamation and the thirteenth and fourteenth amendments to the constitution. ***** This collection includes his speech against going to war in Iraq, his keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention (the speech that propelled him to national fame), his speech at the Jefferson-Jackson dinner, his insightful speech on race relations (responding to the Reverend Jeremiah Wright controversy) and his speech given after winning the general election. *****

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President Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4, 1961. He graduated with a degree in political science from Columbia University in 1983. Before moving to Chicago in 1985, he worked at Business International Corporation and then at the New York Public Interest Research Group. In Chicago, he worked as a community organizer with low-income residents. He entered Harvard Law School in 1988, was elected editor of the Harvard Law Review in 1990, and graduated in 1991. After graduating law school, he returned to Chicago and became a civil rights lawyer. He also taught at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. In 1997, he was elected to the Illinois State Senate and served until 2004. In 2000, he made an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2005, he was elected to the U.S. Senate. In 2007, he announced his candidacy for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. On November 4, 2008, Obama defeated John McCain in the general election and became the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. He wrote Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance in 1995 and The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream in 2006. He won Best Spoken Word Album Grammy Awards in 2006 and 2008 for abridged audiobook versions of both books. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. His book Of Thee I Sing came out in 2010.

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