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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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A Promised Land by Barack Obama

‘My career in politics really started with a search for a place to fit in.’ Today we're celebrating the highly-anticipated release of Barack Obama's #APromisedLand, the first volume of his presidential memoirs.

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A Promised Land, by Barack Obama, to be published in New Zealand on 18 November

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From inauguration through to Operation Neptune’s Spear, take a look at the milestones covered in Barack Obama's riveting memoir.

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Themes from A Promised Land

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A Promised Land book club notes

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