"Make away out of no way": First Edition of The Audacity of Hope; Signed in Full by President Obama
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.
New York: Crown, 2006. First edition Octavo, original black boards with titles to the spine in gilt. Signed by Barack Obama using his full name; not just his usual initials. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama's call for a new kind of politics—a politics that builds upon those shared understandings that pull us together as Americans. Lucid in his vision of America's place in the world, refreshingly candid about his family life and his time in the Senate, Obama here sets out his political convictions and inspires us to trust in the dogged optimism that has long defined us and that is our best hope going forward. The Chicago Tribune explained straightforwardly that it is a "political biography that concentrates on the senator's core values."