This, the second book by the Democratic junior senator from
Illinois, fits no literary pigeonhole very comfortably. It is part
personal history, part history lesson, part policy manifesto and
part philosophical tract.
Barack Obama has already admitted thinking about running for
President in 2008, so many may dismiss his book as a mere campaign
tactic. Even if that is so, however, his thoughtful and
wide-ranging book is worth reading for the reasonable