August 11th, 2008
01:41 PM ET
6 years ago

New Obama book highlights U.S. agenda

Crown Publishers will release Obama's new book in September.
Crown Publishers will release Obama's new book in September.

(CNN)—Campaign advertisements, campaign stops, how about campaign books?

Crown Publishers, a division of Random House, will publish Barack Obama’s third book September 9 aimed at highlighting the Illinois senator’s plans to re-vamp Washington politics

“Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama’s Plan to Renew America’s Promise,” will include a foreword written by the presumptive Democratic nominee where he will detail his policy stances and the importance of this election. Members of Obama’s campaign staff also penned chapters detailing the Illinois senators proposals on healthcare, energy, and national security, according to the Associated Press

The book, which will be released in an audio and e-book version on September 8, will also feature a compilation of seven speeches Obama has given throughout the course of his campaign including his address in Berlin and the declaration of his candidacy for president.

Obama’s two previous books, “Audacity of Hope” and “Dreams from My Father” - also published by Crown Publishers - both rose to the top of the bestseller lists with a combined four million-plus copies currently in print.

“We are proud to have published two bestselling books by Barack Obama and are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to work with his campaign on such an important and inspiring book at this critical moment in our country,” said Crown President Jenny Frost in a statement

The terms of the book were agreed upon by Crown President Jenny Frost and Obama’s literary representative Robert B. Barnett of Williams & Connolly. Barnett , who has represented both Obama and Clinton in their book deals, helped to find a middle ground between the two campaign staffs after Clinton dropped out of the presidential race.

soundoff (145 Responses)
  1. Celebrity for Peace

    Can't wait to get a copy.

    August 11, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  2. Ready for Change

    Was Obama thinking other elections for President just simply were not important? Only this one is really important? He is The One, so he must be right.

    August 11, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  3. john

    This is a full court press as we say in basketball. No holds barred offensive against the old Washington politics. I love it !!!!!!!!!!

    OBAMA 08/12!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OBAMA 08/12!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OBAMA 08/12!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OBAMA 08/12!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OBAMA 08/12!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OBAMA 08/12!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OBAMA 08/12!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 11, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  4. v.a.

    interesting move...

    August 11, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  5. Herman in LA

    Can't wait to get a copy.

    Me too...

    Go Obama...

    Yes

    We

    Can

    Match anything thing the neocons do and do it better, wiser, and smarter...

    August 11, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  6. Worst...Resume...Ever....

    Good Lord. Quit it with the books to form your image and push your bogus agenda.

    August 11, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  7. NickNas

    And people with 3 books out and a comprehensive detailed web-site people will STILL claim they do not know where he stands or who he is.

    People LOVE to be Ignorant when it helps them hide their true feelings

    August 11, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  8. Obama-Junkie, IL

    I will get my copy.

    LMAO! I can see Sean Hannity and FOX NEWS buying multiple copies to try to find something to use against Obama in October.

    August 11, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  9. Informed Voter

    Gonna sure get a copy :) ...... September 8th .. I'll have to write this down ...

    "Dreams from My father" & "The Audacity of Hope" were 2 great books

    August 11, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  10. Dr.Mimi De La Cruz for OBAMA

    AMAIZING !!! A US PRESIDENT THAT CAN SPEAK

    SUPERB ENGLISH & CAN WRITE IT AS WELL.

    August 11, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  11. Phil in KC

    So, the question is: will the money from this book go towards his campaign or simply line his pockets?

    August 11, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  12. Sherri

    This is great news. Even though all of Senator Obama's policy plans have been on his website from the beginning, the media and detractors conveniently ignore them. A book containing the information is a terrific vehicle to inform the citizens. I will be buying extra copies to share with everyone I know.

    Obama 08!!!

    August 11, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  13. Kelby in Houston

    Just in case you don't know all of his campaign promises, he put them in a book. This goes for all of the people out there who say he's an empty suit or he has no plan. Do the contents of this book count as a plan? I'm sure you will find a valid reason to hate on this too.

    August 11, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  14. ben

    Ok, let me see. He wants to sell a book instead of telling Americans what his plans are during his campaign. Kinda makes me wonder how he plans on bringing change. Maybe if he can get us to buy more books he will be able to finance all that change he has mentioned without a plan to actually pay for it.

    August 11, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  15. bakersfield

    TELEPROPTERS AND BOOKS – OTHER PEOPLE WRITING. WHY DIDN'T HE COME OUT WITH THIS BOOK DURING THE PRIMARY

    August 11, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  16. Barack the Tele-promp-ter Messiah

    Save the money and just go check out "The Communist Manifesto" by Karl Marx at your local library. It should give you all the details.

    If that book is not in stock (and hey, why would it be, I mean socialism is all the rage today), look for anything written by New Harmony founder Robert Owen.

    August 11, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  17. fella from Chicago

    Can't wait to get a copy....to paper train my puppy on.

    August 11, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  18. Chris

    I want to see McCain's book...

    "95% Bush, 5% Maverick"

    "War for Oil – how Lobbyists can change Washington"

    "Surge! Oil! Nuclear!"

    "NAFTA, Borrow from China and Tax Breaks for the Rich!"

    August 11, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  19. dEMOBRAT

    ....and people wonder why they call him arrogant.

    August 11, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  20. Jeronimo!

    That's 3 books "written" by Obama to the three books "read" by McCain.

    Checkmate!

    August 11, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  21. Andrew

    How much longer are we going to be saying "Yes We Can?" While I plan on voting for the democratic nominee, I'm sick of hearing it.

    August 11, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  22. Shari, NY

    Reading maketh man , and knowledge a full man.

    August 11, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  23. PUMA

    I love how Obama gives no details, but he's the one writing a book on his policies...lol!

    OBAMA/SEBELIUS!!!

    August 11, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  24. michelle

    Sounds very intelligent to me
    I hardly think 2 million donors and supporters are full of BS
    They are intelleigent Americans who can see MCAncient for what he is
    A CLONE of Bush
    With the world in such turmoil its even more important Americans get an individual in there like Obama who is an *advocate of peace and diplomacy *NOT war like MCSame who would drop bombs first and then talk later
    Wake up before you find your college kids and grand kids in a draft!!!!!

    August 11, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  25. The Iraq war IS legal

    It must be a "push and play" book. You know, just push one of the buttons on the cover and it plays the corresponding baloney speech!!

    August 11, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
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