The Audacity of Hope FF – Full Signature - 2006
This is a True First Edition and rare First Printing of President Barack Obama’s The Audacity of Hope, signed in person while he was on the 2008 campaign trail in Iowa, when he was a United States Senator. Signed in black Sharpie, Obama autographed the book with his first and last name—in contrast to the more typical use of his distinctive initials as found on most of his signed items. This is fully authentic, not signed with an Autopen, and will rank as one of the most sought after autographed items for generations. With provenance.
This book is unread and flawless, in Fine/Fine As New condition. Black hardboards with gold metallic printing on spine. Corners are sharp and square, and the spine is crisp on the ends. Textblock clean, tight, square, unmarked. Unclipped satin-gloss pictorial dust jacket kept in archival Brodart wrapper. Original price of $25 on dust jacket flap.
BARACK OBAMA (born August 4, 1961) is the 44th President of the United States. He is the first African American to be elected President. Obama was the junior United States Senator from Illinois from 2005 until his resignation to assume the presidency.
He is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review. Obama worked as a community organizer and practiced as a civil rights attorney before serving three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004. He taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. Following an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000, he announced his campaign for the U.S. Senate in January 2003, won a primary victory in March 2004, and was elected to the Senate in November 2004. Obama delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July 2004.
As a member of the Democratic minority in the 109th Congress, he helped create legislation to control conventional weapons and to promote greater public accountability in the use of federal funds. He also made official trips to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. During the 110th Congress, he helped create legislation regarding lobbying and electoral fraud, climate change, nuclear terrorism, and care for returned U.S. military personnel.