The Inaugural Address, 2009: Together with Abraham Lincoln's First and Second Inaugural Addresses and The Gettysburg Address and Ralph Waldo Emerson's Self-Reliance

The Inaugural Address Together with Abraham Lincoln s First and Second Inaugural Addresses and The Gettysburg Address and Ralph Waldo Emerson s Self Reliance Celebrate the inauguration of America s th president with this New York Times bestsellerTying into the official theme for the inaugural ceremony A New Birth of Freedom from Lincoln s Gettysbur

  • Title: The Inaugural Address, 2009: Together with Abraham Lincoln's First and Second Inaugural Addresses and The Gettysburg Address and Ralph Waldo Emerson's Self-Reliance
  • Author: Barack Obama
  • ISBN: 9780143116424
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Celebrate the inauguration of America s 44th president with this New York Times bestsellerTying into the official theme for the 2009 inaugural ceremony, A New Birth of Freedom from Lincoln s Gettysburg Address, Penguin presents a keepsake edition commemorating the inauguration of President Barack Obama with words of the two great thinkers and writers who have helped shapCelebrate the inauguration of America s 44th president with this New York Times bestsellerTying into the official theme for the 2009 inaugural ceremony, A New Birth of Freedom from Lincoln s Gettysburg Address, Penguin presents a keepsake edition commemorating the inauguration of President Barack Obama with words of the two great thinkers and writers who have helped shape him politically, philosophically, and personally Abraham Lincoln and Ralph Waldo Emerson Having Lincoln and Emerson s most influential, memorable, and eloquent words along with Obama s historic inaugural address will be a gift of inspiration for every American for generations to come.

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    About “Barack Obama

    • Barack Obama

      Barack Obama was the 44th President of the United States of America He was the first African American to be elected President of the United States and was the first to be nominated for President by a major U.S political party He was the junior U.S Senator from Illinois from 2005 until he resigned on November 16, 2008, following his election to the Presidency.Barack Obama is the son of Barack Obama, Sr and Ann Dunham He graduated from Columbia University in 1983, then moved to Chicago in 1985 to work for a church based group seeking to improve living conditions in poor neighborhoods plagued with crime and high unemployment In 1991, Obama graduated from Harvard Law School where he was the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review In addition to his work as a community organizer, Obama practiced as a civil rights attorney before serving three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004 He also taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004 During his eight years in the Illinois State Senate, Obama worked with both Democrats and Republicans to help working families get ahead by creating programs like the state Earned Income Tax Credit, which in three years provided over 100 million in tax cuts to families across the state Obama also pushed through an expansion of early childhood education, and after a number of inmates on death row were found innocent, Senator Obama enlisted the support of law enforcement officials to draft legislation requiring the videotaping of interrogations and confessions in all capital cases.As a member of the Democratic minority in the 109th Congress, he helped create legislation to control conventional weapons and to promote greater public accountability in the use of federal funds He also made official trips to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa During the 110th Congress, he helped create legislation regarding lobbying and electoral fraud, climate change, nuclear terrorism, and care for returned U.S military personnel.President Obama is especially proud of being a husband and father of two daughters, Malia and Sasha President Obama and his wife, Michelle, married in 1992 and have a home in Chicago s South Side.

    149 thoughts on “The Inaugural Address, 2009: Together with Abraham Lincoln's First and Second Inaugural Addresses and The Gettysburg Address and Ralph Waldo Emerson's Self-Reliance

    • Linclon and Obama and you can t forget Jefferson are the most eloquent of America s Presidents This is a lovely little collection of their inaugural speeches, along with the Gettyburg Address, and Emerson thrown in for good measure I stood on our national mall on that frigid Janauary day when Barack Obama become our 44th President I heard this speech surrounded by almost 2 million others It was a beautiful moment in history I feel privileged to have witnessed it This book is the perfect keepsake [...]


    • to those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict or blame their society s ills on the west, know that your people will judge you by what you can build, not what you destroy to those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that we will extend a hand if you will unclench your fist to those people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and clean waters flow to n [...]


    • I don t usually read transcripts of speeches, but I made an exception Obama s speech was quite straightforward, a no nonsense and not too flowery kind of speech, so I didn t mind reading it Abe Lincoln s speeches and Emerson s Self Reliance added a nice background to it, and I could see how they made an impression on Obama, from his writing.


    • nice little commemorative edition of inaugural along with some lincoln and emerson hypotaxis vs parataxis holla



    • So much hope and greatness in these 2 men, until they came into power Still, a lot is to be learned through these speeches, which are parts of history forever.


    • A pleasure to read I can hear his voice in my mind s ear It should be required reading every so many months when people start wondering what the government s doing I think we need to help ourselves too.



    • I don t always agree with what he does, but wanted to reread what he said during the address Enjoyed the Lincoln addresses.


    • An interesting pairing of essays and speeches with this First Inaugural Address of President Obama s that I recall as compelling It still is very riveting and relevant.


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