President Barack Obama
Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and studied law at Columbia University and Harvard Law School. After graduation he worked as a civil rights attorney and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago, during which time he entered politics and served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate.
After winning a close primary campaign against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 2008, Obama defeated Republican John McCain in the general election and was inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States in January 2009. Nine months later he received the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. Obama was re-elected in 2012 defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
As he was preparing to launch his political career, Obama published the autobiography Dreams from My Father (1995), which covers the events of his life up until his entry into law school. The Audacity of Hope followed in 2006, exploring many of the subjects that played a key part in his 2008 presidential campaign. Obama has also published an inspiring picture book for children, Of Thee I Sing (2018). Illustrated by Loren Long, the book celebrates thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that shaped the United States.
From the iconic 44th President of the United States comes an unmissable account of his early political career and his first few years the White House, tackling the big issues and memorable moments of his administration up to 2011.
Books by President Barack Obama
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