Barack Obama: Former president announces memoir release date


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The memoir can be launched on 17 November, two weeks after the US presidential election

Former US President Barack Obama has introduced the publication date of the primary half of his memoirs.

Mr Obama – the primary black president and husband of Michelle Obama – stated the e-book would “attempt to present an trustworthy account of my presidency”.

A Promised Land is about for launch on 17 November, simply two weeks after the US presidential election.

The Democratic chief gained two elections and served as president between 2009 and 2017.

Joe Biden – his vice-president for these two phrases – is difficult Mr Obama’s successor, Republican chief Donald Trump, for the presidency on 3 November.

“There isn’t any feeling like ending a e-book, and I am pleased with this one,” Mr Obama wrote on Twitter.

The 768-page memoir can be concurrently issued in 25 languages, according to publisher Penguin Random House.

Mr Obama writes concerning the response to the worldwide monetary disaster, his landmark healthcare reform laws generally known as the Inexpensive Care Act or Obamacare, and the 2011 US raid in Pakistan that killed al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden.

The forty fourth president of the US has written three earlier books, together with Goals From My Father and The Audacity of Hope in addition to the youngsters’s e-book Of Thee I Sing.

His spouse, lawyer and former First Girl Michelle Obama, has printed her personal memoir. Inside 5 months of publication, Becoming had sold more than 10 million copies.

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Media captionCreator Viv Groskop seems at Michelle Obama’s energy as a public speaker

Mr Obama could wrestle to outshine his spouse, however this is able to not be the primary time spouses have bested presidents. Each Nancy Reagan and Betty Ford’s memoirs outsold their husbands’ works.

President Ronald Reagan nonetheless could not have minded. His work, An American Life, was ghost written by the journalist Robert Lindsey. At the book’s launch Mr Reagan said: “I hear it is a terrific e-book. One in every of today I will learn it myself.”

There have been rumours within the nineteenth century that the Private Memoirs of Ulysses S Grant by the post-Civil Struggle president was in reality penned by the well-known US author Mark Twain, whose firm printed the work.

Mr Twain nonetheless denied the allegation, and editors of Mr Grant’s papers have dismissed the claim as “completely baseless”, as a lot of what was printed nonetheless survives as notes handwritten by Mr Grant himself.

President Grant’s 584-page tome finally grew to become one of many highest-selling books of the nineteenth century.

However for these in search of a lighter learn, the document for shortest memoir goes to President Calvin Coolidge. The famously laconic chief’s work is a succinct 247 pages.

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