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5.0 out of 5 stars Heart warming yet great food for the brain too, 11 Jan. 2008
This review is from: Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (Hardcover)
I frequently found myself grinning warmly from ear to ear while working through "The Audacity of Hope". The material was so refreshing, engaging, and uplifting - yet without becoming naive or sloppy. As a Brit, I didn't know much about Obama before, but I can now appreciate why so many people have been attracted to his presidential campaign.

The chapters on Family, on Race, and on Faith were especially poignant and refreshing. Barack is self-depracating, yet determined and focused. There's a great mix of personal history, the history of politics, and the philosophy of politics.

Some have said that there's little real content to the book. I disagree. There's serious political thought here, masterfully presented. What's more, Barack leads me to believe he'll be able to bring out the best of the people that he would bump up against in while in a position of leadership. So even if he himself lacks expertise in a particular topic, he'll be able to attract people who do know enough about the topic, to work closely and well with him.

In short, the book succeeds in generating strong hope.
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