President Barack Obama eBooks
Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States. He was born in Hawaii in 1961. With his mother, he moved to Seattle, returning to Hawaii in 1963. The family moved to Indonesia in 1967 to rejoin his stepfather. He moved back to Hawaii in 1971, where he stayed until he went to California to study at Occidental College. After two years, he transferred to Columbia University, where he studied political science. He then earned his JD from Harvard Law School.
At Harvard, he would become the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review. He was asked to write a book about race relations, and the University of Chicago Law School offered a fellowship for the completion of the book. Dreams from My Father was published in 1995, and incorporated elements of a memoir.
Settling in Chicago, Obama worked as the director of Illinois Project Vote, a non-partisan voter registration drive. At the end of the project, he taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School, where he continued as a professor until 2004.
Obama’s political career began in 1996, when he was elected to the Illinois State Senate. He would go on to win a seat in the US Senate in 2005. He held that seat until he was elected President in 2008.
In 2006, Obama published his second book, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream. It topped the New York Times best seller list, and served as an explanation of many of his political and spiritual beliefs. In 2010, he published a children’s book, Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters.