Audacity: How Barack Obama defied his critcs and created a legacy that will prevail
Custom House, $32.99 pb, 262 pp, 9780062674425
We Are The Change We Seek: The speeches of Barack Obama
edited by E.J. Dionne Jr and Joy-Ann Reid
Bloomsbury, $29.99 hb, 365 pp, 978163286946
What is Barack Obama’s legacy? That deceptively simple question forms the subject of Jonathan Chait’s new book, Audacity. Across seven disparate chapters, the book ‘makes the case that Obama succeeded’ – that he ‘accomplished nearly everything he set out to do, and he set out to do an enormous amount’.