- File Size: 763 KB
- Print Length: 15 pages
- Publication Date: July 31, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00E86ENEQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,130 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
President Barack Obama: The Kindle Singles Interview (Kindle Single) Kindle Edition
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Blum's first book, "Flash In The Pan: The Life and Death of an American Restaurant," was published by Simon & Schuster in 1992, and was named a notable nonfiction book of the year by The New York Times Book Review. His second book, "Tick...Tick...Tick...: The Long Life & Turbulent Times of 60 Minutes," was published by HarperCollins in 2004.
Top Customer Reviews
That said, it's difficult to review this interview without acknowledging that whether you enjoy it or not most likely comes down to whether you agree with Obama's progressive world view. If you are passionately opposed to him and his platform, this interview isn't going to change your mind. If you already agree with him, you might pick up a few lines of argumentation here and there that you can pull out and use next time you find yourself debating the role of government with a Libertarian. If you're not exactly sure what you think about Obama and/or the role of government, this interview will give you something to think about as Obama takes the opportunity to explain, at length, how he interprets history, personal circumstances, and his own observations to mean that the best government is one in which self-reliance and what he terms calls our "shared destiny" and "common commitments" are not mutually exclusive.
Some General Observations:
--David Blum clearly likes and admires Obama and that admiration informs the kinds of questions he asks and how he asks them. He does not get tough with Obama or touch on some of the controversies of his administration. This will most likely frustrate any reader who's looking for someone to challenge Obama.
--Obama makes an intelligent and persuasive argument, but there's nothing here you haven't heard before. It reads like a stump speech or lecture from a college professor--Obama clearly has nailed down his beliefs and the reasons for them while anticipating common responses.Read more ›
Those of you polarizing these reviews with political ideology: Seriously, do you think you're being helpful to anyone? All reviews so far are 1-star (We hatez Obama!) and 5-star (We lovez Obama!) Could it get more childish?
However, I gave it an extra star because Obama uses the word "stick-to-itiveness". I like that word.
This is nothing more than a sugar-coated thank-you to the President for not forcing Amazon to comply with the Affordable Care Act until (at least) 2015.
Of course, the REAL question I want answered: did Amazon hand over all it's order and tracking data to the NSA? Does the Government know every item I ever looked at on Amazon?
Probably. Their relationship is just a little too cozy for my liking. I'm probably going to be doing my Internet shopping elsewhere for a while.
It is sad to say.
You have never spammed my inbox with propaganda for any other actively serving politician, just this particular one. WHY?
Don't do this, Amazon. Really.
Worst. Decision. Ever.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Would have loved to give it zero stars or even negative stars. It was just some Jr writer gushing about getting to interview the POTUS, but I will be called... Read more
Find myself going to re-read portions. Recommend to all especially school children for insights on one of the greatest history makers.Published 19 days ago by Toni
clarity, reality by a true man of faith, living with huge daily struggles in knowing many cannot see the future.Published 1 month ago by Al Ballard
Loved it! This isnt Obama pushing his Democratic agenda at all. Its a smart man that understands America sharing his opinion.Published 2 months ago by Gino Donati
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|I have to look at this moron's face when I shop here?||
Um we are a Republic not a democracy.... And by nice margins you mean all those dead people that counted for him right? I think it is perfectly normal to boycott a buisness that doesn't have the same values as ones self. Like you said PA "if you don't like the book, don't buy it"....... Read More
Aug 1, 2013 by Riley McFarland | See all 25 posts
|Are you kidding??||
I think its fascinating how people rely on one source of news for information and then say all sorts of nonsense. Ignorance really is bliss. Everything President Barack Obama has done in office, he campaigned on. What exactly has he done different than what he said he would do? Equal Pay for... Read More
Jul 31, 2013 by Proud American | See all 45 posts
|Conspicuous Product Placement||
This president is a talented speech writer, and his ideas -- like those of others with skills and careful thought -- are worth reading. I do think it is more helpful with reviews when the reviewers address specifics instead of dismissing the content of a speech out of hand because of the name... Read More
Jul 31, 2013 by D. Woods | See all 2 posts
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