Two long-time friends share an intimate and urgent conversation about life, music and their enduring love of America, with all its challenges and contradictions, in this stunningly-produced expansion of their ground-breaking Higher Ground podcast, featuring more than 350 photographs, exclusive bonus content, and never-before-seen archival material. Renegades: Born in the USA is a candid, revealing, and entertaining dialogue between President Barack Obama and legendary musician Bruce Springsteen that explores everything from their origin stories and career-defining moments to the growing distance between the American Dream and the American reality. Filled with full-colour photographs and rare archival material, it is a compelling and beautifully illustrated portrait of two outsiders-one Black and one white looking for a way to connect their unconventional searches for meaning, identity, and community with the American story itself.
· Original introductions by President Obama and Bruce Springsteen
· Exclusive new material from the Renegades podcast recording sessions
· Obama's never-before-seen annotated speeches
· Springsteen's handwritten lyrics for songs spanning his 50-year-long career
· Rare and exclusive photographs from the authors' personal archives
Barack Obama (Author)
Barack Obama was the 44th president of the United States, elected in November 2008 and holding office for two terms. He is the author of three New York Times bestselling books, Dreams from My Father, The Audacity of Hope, and A Promised Land, and is the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Michelle. They have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.
Bruce Springsteen (Author)
Bruce Springsteen has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of twenty Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Tony Award, and a Kennedy Center Honor. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Born to Run, and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. He lives in New Jersey with his family.
Posted by ANDREW MCMENEMY on 29th Oct 2021
Book Review…… the musings of 2 Americans. One of whom loved, revered, respected and worshipped around the world. A Man of the people, by the People and for the People, A Man for all seasons. Hero, legend, Icon. A matador, a troubadour, a conquistador, and a symbol of what makes America truly great.
The other guy is Barack Obama…