Barack Obama

Barack Obama BooksOn March 2004, Barack Obama took the United States by surprise by winning the Democratic primary, making him a rising star in the world of politics. Four years later he went on to win the presidential elections, becoming the 44th President of the United States and the first African American president in history. He was re-elected in 2012 for his second term.

During his two terms, his administration was responsible for several reforms in healthcare and the economy. He also took actions regarding foreign policy, climate change, immigration and LGBT rights. And speaking of foreign policy, Obama was known for his outreach to the Muslim world, promotion of nuclear nonproliferation and also for closing the ties with US allies. For all these, he was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 2009. He left office in January 2017 with a 60% approval rating.

As the President of the United States (what many consider to be the most powerful man in the world), Barack Obama was an example to many, inspiring young leaders and communities across the world. He has always been praised for his speaking and media presence, is also called “the first social media president” after his team successfully used services like Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Regarding books, Barack Obama has always been open about this subject and quite often mentioned books and reading as one of the factors that led to his success. He also authored three books, winning the Best Spoken Word Album Grammy Award for the audiobook version of two of them.

Books recommended by Barack Obama:

The Moment of Lift: ...

by Melinda Gates

The World as It Is: ...

by Ben Rhodes

Why Liberalism Faile...

by Patrick J. Deneen

Warlight: A novel

by Michael Ondaatje

Things Fall Apart

by Chinua Achebe

The Return: Fathers,...

by Hisham Matar

The New Geography of...

by Enrico Moretti

In the Shadow of Sta...

by Mitch Landrieu

How Democracies Die...

by Steven Levitsky, Daniel Ziblatt

A House for Mr. Bisw...

by V. S. Naipaul

A Grain of Wheat

by Ngugi wa Thiong’o

Futureface: A Family...

by Alex Wagner

The Broken Ladder: H...

by Keith Payne

An American Marriage...

by Tayari Jones

Washington Black: A ...

by Esi Edugyan

There There: A novel...

by Tommy Orange

Life 3.0: Being Huma...

by Max Tegmark

The Largesse of the ...

by Denis Johnson