A Promised Land: Obama’s memoir spends too much time on the moral high ground
The former US president settles no scores in the first volume of his latest autobiography, which is to its detriment
A Promised Land
By Barack Obama
Some days are seared in your memory. Even as they unfold, you’re aware history is being made, and being witnessed at close range. Years, even decades later, their vividness is undimmed.
I recall two such days. One was the 9/11 terror attacks on the Twin Towers. The acrid taste of smoke in the throat and grit in the mouth. The sight of thousands of people, covered ...