A PROMISED LAND by Barack Obama is Coming November 17, 2020!

By Laura Kemp | September 17 2020 | Adult

The first of two volumes of Barack Obama’s presidential memoirs is scheduled for global release on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, and will be issued simultaneously in 25 languages!

A Promised Land
Barack Obama
9781524763169

$45.00 US | Hardcover | Crown
US, Canada, Open Mkt
November 17, 2020

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy

In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.

Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation’s highest office.

Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune’s Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden.

A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective—the story of one man’s bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of “hope and change,” and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making. He is frank about the forces that opposed him at home and abroad, open about how living in the White House affected his wife and daughters, and unafraid to reveal self-doubt and disappointment. Yet he never wavers from his belief that inside the great, ongoing American experiment, progress is always possible.

This beautifully written and powerful book captures Barack Obama’s conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day.

• VOLUME ONE OF TWO PRESIDENTIAL MEMOIRS: Volume two publication date will be announced at a later date
• COVERS EARLY YEARS IN POLITICS THROUGH MAJOR HISTORICAL EVENTS DURING HIS FIRST TERM: We see Obama’s political evolution from his twenties through his election as the 44th president of the United States through the historic operation that killed Osama bin Laden
• PHOTOGRAPHS: Two 16-page full-color inserts

Also available in large print and audio:
9780525633716 Unabridged Audio (CD) $65.00 11/24/2020
9780525633761 Large Print Paperback $47.00 12/8/2020

 

A Story of Race and Inheritance
978-1-4000-8277-3
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF ESSENCE’S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARSIn this iconic memoir of his early days, Barack Obama “guides us straight to the intersection of the most serious questions of identity, class, and race” (The Washington Post Book World). “Quite extraordinary.”—Toni Morrison  In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father—a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man—has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey—first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother’s family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. Praise for Dreams from My Father “Beautifully crafted . . . moving and candid . . . This book belongs on the shelf beside works like James McBride’s The Color of Water and Gregory Howard Williams’s Life on the Color Line as a tale of living astride America’s racial categories.”—Scott Turow “Provocative . . . Persuasively describes the phenomenon of belonging to two different worlds, and thus belonging to neither.”—The New York Times Book Review  “Obama’s writing is incisive yet forgiving. This is a book worth savoring.”—Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here “One of the most powerful books of self-discovery I’ve ever read, all the more so for its illuminating insights into the problems not only of race, class, and color, but of culture and ethnicity. It is also beautifully written, skillfully layered, and paced like a good novel.”—Charlayne Hunter-Gault, author of In My Place “Dreams from My Father is an exquisite, sensitive study of this wonderful young author’s journey into adulthood, his search for community and his place in it, his quest for an understanding of his roots, and his discovery of the poetry of human life. Perceptive and wise, this book will tell you something about yourself whether you are black or white.”—Marian Wright Edelman
$18.99 US | $24.99 CAN
Aug 10, 2004
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
464 Pages
Broadway Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt

978-1-61219-688-6
Perfect gift for those who are missing Barack and Michelle Obama!
$10.00 US | $13.00 CAN
Mar 28, 2017
5 x 7
Paperback
80 Pages
Melville House
World

978-1-5247-6313-8
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
$32.50 US | $40.00 CAN
Nov 13, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
448 Pages
Crown
US, Canada, Open Mkt

978-0-593-13912-7
What's your journey of becoming? Based on Michelle Obama's bestselling memoir, this gorgeous journal features an intimate and inspiring introduction by the former First Lady and more than 150 inspiring questions and quotes to help you discover--and rediscover--your story.
$19.99 US | $25.99 CAN
Nov 19, 2019
5-11/16 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
208 Pages
Clarkson Potter
US, Canada, Open Mkt

A Letter to My Daughters
978-0-375-83527-8
Former president Barack Obama delivers a tender, beautiful letter to his daughters in this picture book illustrated by the award-winning Loren Long (Otis) that's made to be treasured! In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America’s children.   Breathtaking, evocative illustrations by award-winning artist Loren Long at once capture the personalities and achievements of these great Americans and the innocence and promise of childhood.   This beautiful book celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans, from our nation’s founders to generations to come. It is about the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths. It is a treasure to cherish with your family forever.
$17.99 US | $19.99 CAN
Nov 16, 2010
9 x 12
Hardcover
40 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3
US, Canada, Open Mkt