A Promised Land
Barrack Obama | Crown New York
751 pages – $45.00
Langan’s Book Mark: 4/4 stars
A Promised Land is described as “history in the making” in Barrack Obama’s new book.
Obama’s book is the high water mark of what happens when you’ve got a person who can think, act and then write carefully about his life in high places.
The title of the book is a marker, an exhortation, encouraging us to work together as a nation to come to grips with what divides us; a lofty goal not nearly achieved.
Perhaps you’ve heard critic Eric Foner’s perceptive remark about the Obama book in his Times Literary Supplement review of December 4, 2020. Foner asked us to remember that Americans did not always want to elect leaders for their literary talent.
He gave an example of an Andrew Jackson’s campaign slogan in the election of 1828.” It said, “Vote for Jackson who can fight, not for John Quincy Adams who can write.”
But what a joy it is for the reader when a president…
— to nbc-2.com