Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Inaugural Address, 2009” as Want to Read:
The Inaugural Address, 2009
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Inaugural Address, 2009

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  154 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Celebrate the inauguration of America's 44th president with this New York Times bestsellerTying into the official theme for the 2009 inaugural ceremony, "A New Birth of Freedom" from Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Penguin presents a keepsake edition commemorating the inauguration of President Barack Obama with words of the two great thinkers and writers who have helped shap...more
ebook, 112 pages
Published February 4th 2009 by Penguin Group (USA)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Inaugural Address, 2009, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Inaugural Address, 2009

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 417)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Kecia
Linclon and Obama (and you can't forget Jefferson) are the most eloquent of America's Presidents. This is a lovely little collection of their inaugural speeches, along with the Gettyburg Address, and Emerson thrown in for good measure.

I stood on our national mall on that frigid Janauary day when Barack Obama become our 44th President. I heard this speech surrounded by almost 2 million others. It was a beautiful moment in history. I feel privileged to have witnessed it. This book is the perfect...more
Desiree
I don't usually read transcripts of speeches, but I made an exception. Obama's speech was quite straightforward, a no-nonsense and not too "flowery" kind of speech, so I didn't mind reading it. Abe Lincoln's speeches and Emerson's Self-Reliance added a nice background to it, and I could see how they made an impression on Obama, from his writing.
Andrew
nice little commemorative edition of inaugural along with some lincoln and emerson - hypotaxis vs parataxis holla
Maureen
"to those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict or blame their society's ills on the west, know that your people will judge you by what you can build, not what you destroy. to those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that we will extend a hand if you will unclench your fist.
"to those people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and clean waters flow;...more
Ellee
A pleasure to read! I can hear his voice in my mind's ear(?). It should be required reading every so many months when people start wondering what the government's doing... I think we need to help ourselves too.
Stephen
An interesting pairing of essays and speeches with this First Inaugural Address of President Obama's that I recall as compelling. It still is very riveting and relevant.
Mmiller400m
I don't always agree with what he does, but wanted to reread what he said during the address. Enjoyed the Lincoln addresses.
Conor
Barack Obama is an excellent speech writer.
Lebelo
Lebelo marked it as to-read
Oct 22, 2014
Emmanuel Owusu
Emmanuel Owusu marked it as to-read
Oct 16, 2014
Basem.android
Basem.android marked it as to-read
Oct 07, 2014
Shirley
Shirley marked it as to-read
Sep 23, 2014
Mubarik Cige
Mubarik Cige marked it as to-read
Sep 17, 2014
Sonja Bakker
Sonja Bakker marked it as to-read
Sep 14, 2014
Tim D
Tim D marked it as to-read
Sep 05, 2014
Nathanels Muntanga
Nathanels Muntanga marked it as to-read
Sep 02, 2014
Azar Mann
Azar Mann marked it as to-read
Aug 29, 2014
Nina
Nina marked it as to-read
Aug 14, 2014
Garcia Ancharek
Garcia Ancharek marked it as to-read
Aug 09, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 13 14 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
6356
Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States of America. He is the first African-American President to be elected President of the United States, and was the first to be nominated for President by a major U.S. political party. He was the junior U.S. Senator from Illinois from 2005 until he resigned on November 16, 2008, following his election to the Presidency.

Barack Obama is the son of...more
More about Barack Obama...
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream Of Thee I Sing: A Letter To My Daughters Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama's Plan to Renew America's Promise Barack Obama in His Own Words

Share This Book

“We cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself...” 8 likes
“the words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. Yet every so often, the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms...” 2 likes
More quotes…