About this book
Paperback edition of the book which sets out presidential hopeful Barack Obama's political vision for the future of America. With intimacy and self-deprecating humour, Obama describes his experiences as a politician, about balancing his family life and his public vocation. His search for consensus and his respect for the democratic process inform every sentence, as he discusses the importance of empathy in politics, and how the ideals of democracy can be renewed. This book has already sold over 1.3 million copies in hardcover in the US, and there is huge media and public interest in Obama.
If Barack Obama is successful in his quest to become President of the United States, he will dramatically change the face that his country presents to the world. This book discusses the importance of empathy in politics, his hopes for a different America with different policies, and how the ideals of its democracy can be renewed.