A Promised Land Hardcover by Barack Obama

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, 

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  • Publisher : Viking; 1st edition (17 November 2020); Viking Books

  • Language: : English

  • Hardcover : 768 pages

  • ISBN-10 : 0241491517

  • ISBN-13 : 978-0241491515

  • Item Weight : 1 kg 40 g

  • Dimensions : 16.2 x 5 x 24.2 cm

  • Importer : Penguin Random House India

  • Review

    Gorgeously written, humorous, compelling, life affirming -- Justin Webb ― Mail on Sunday

    Beautifully written and disarmingly candid . . . leavened with telling asides, poignant vignettes, painterly character sketches and an occasional corker of a joke -- Tony Allen-Mills ― The Sunday Times

    As a work of political literature A Promised Land is impressive. Obama is a gifted writer -- Gary Younge ― Guardian

    Barack Obama is as fine a writer as they come . . . the prose gorgeous in places, the detail granular and vivid -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ― The New York Times

    What is unexpected in A Promised Land is not its literary elegance but the former president's candour -- David Olusoga ― Observer

    Deeply enjoyable . . . Obama is such a fluent and warm writer and so good at describing events and people ― Daily Express

    Beautifully written . . . it's probably the best volume of autobiography from a former president in modern times -- Sean O'Grady ― Independent, *****

    Remarkably candid and beautifully written . . . It should bring inspiration for we Brits who want to build our own version of inclusive patriotism here at home -- David Lammy ― i

    Gives a very human insight into the White House ― Stylist

    To keep company with his elegant prose, complex conscience and unmistakable intelligence is a cool drink of water after four years of the other guy . . . -- Sam Leith ― Spectator

    About the Author

    Barack Obama was the 44th president of the United States, elected in November 2008 and holding office for two terms. He is the author of two previous New York Times bestselling books, Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope, and the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Michelle. They have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.


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