Barack Obama's first book, Dreams from My Father, was a compelling and moving memoir focusing on personal issues of race, identity, and community. With his second book The Audacity of Hope,
Obama engages themes raised in his keynote speech at the 2004
Democratic National Convention, shares personal views on faith and
values and offers a vision of the future that involves repairing a
"political process that is broken" and restoring a government that has
fallen out of touch with the people.