More than a Resumé

The Audacity of Hope

Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

Barack Obama

Crown, $25, 376 pp.


There hasn’t been a book by an active politician as popular as The Audacity of Hope since John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage (1956). It has been at the top of the New York Times best-seller list and others since its publication last October. This appeal is not surprising. Barack Obama has attracted extraordinary attention since his keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic national convention and subsequent victory in the race for a...

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About the Author

James Duffy is a writer and retired lawyer living in New York City. He is the author of a nonfiction study of American politics, Domestic Affairs: American Programs and Priorities, and a political novel, Dog Bites Man: City Shocked!