Barack Obama: Former president broadcasts memoir launch date


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The memoir might 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 three November.

“There is no feeling like ending a e-book, and I am happy with this one,” Mr Obama wrote on Twitter.

The 768-page memoir might be concurrently issued in 25 languages, in accordance with writer Penguin Random Home.

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

The 44th president of the US has written three earlier books, together with Goals From My Father and The Audacity of Hope in addition to the kids’s e-book Of Thee I Sing.

His spouse, lawyer and former First Girl Michelle Obama, has revealed her personal memoir. Inside 5 months of publication, Turning into had offered greater 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 could not be the primary time spouses have bested presidents. Each Nancy Reagan and Betty Ford’s memoirs outsold their husbands’ works.

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

There have been rumours within the 19th century that the Private Memoirs of Ulysses S Grant by the post-Civil Conflict president was in actual fact penned by the well-known US author Mark Twain, whose firm revealed the work.

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

President Grant’s 584-page tome finally turned one of many highest-selling books of the 19th century.

However for these on the lookout for a lighter learn, the file for shortest memoir goes to President Calvin Coolidge. The famously laconic chief’s work is a succinct 247 pages.

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