The Truths We Hold: An American Journey

The Truths We Hold: An American Journey

From one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country. Senator Kamala Harris's commitment to speaking truth is informed by her upbringing. The daughter of immigrants, she was raised in an Oakla From one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long stru...

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Title:The Truths We Hold: An American Journey
Author:Kamala Harris
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Genres:Politics
ISBN:B07FC47R8D
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

The Truths We Hold: An American Journey Reviews

  • Beth
    Jan 11, 2019
    Believing that Ms. Harris will be announcing her run for President, I wanted to learn more about her. I always try to go to the source whenever possible, so I figured this would be a great place to start. The book is interesting, and my overwhelming thought upon finishing it? If anyone...
  • Mehrsa
    Feb 01, 2019
    As far as ghost-written political memoirs go, this is not the best I've read, but it's also not annoying. I wanted to know more about Kamala Harris and now I know more. My biggest takeaway is that she's not a big institutional thinker. She sees things like a prosecutor. For example, in...
  • Katie
    Jan 08, 2019
    Kamala Harris is a badass. While I am from CA originally, I currently live and vote in Texas, so sadly she is not my senator. However, I've taken notice of her over the last two years as she has had greater presence on the national stage fighting for human rights, social justice, and e...
  • Trish
    Jan 27, 2019
    It is difficult to critique political memoirs without seeming to be critical the high-minded ideals these writers espouse. Kamala Harris appears outside the norm for the kind of Washington politician we?ve put up with these past twenty years. Formerly Attorney General of California, ...
  • Ericka Clouther
    Jan 12, 2019
    This is a hard book to rate or review because the substance is great, but I really think the order of the topics hurts her case. Like some of the other Election 2020 memoirs that are coming out the substance is more policy than a memoir. I'm generally a fan of that concept as I want to...
  • Traci at The Stacks
    Apr 21, 2019
    This genre often leaves a lot to be desired. I loved hear her talk about her life and the work she?s done but it lacks in vulnerability because it?s a companion piece for running for President not a tell all. It?s good for what it is and she?s a wonderful human. Hearing about h...
  • Bonnie
    Jan 13, 2019
    This book discusses policy and vision through the lens of personal experience, which made it engaging and approachable. Senator Harris is smart, insightful, and pragmatic about addressing systemic issues that disproportionately affect people of color in the United States. I highly reco...
  • Judith
    Apr 02, 2019
    I absolutely LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book. Harris is such an inspiration. Her dedication and commitment to social justice are just what this country needs. She is a warrior for social change and her empathy and compassion toward the less privileged in our society has inspired me to do...
  • Jenna
    Mar 25, 2019
    Not being from California, I hadn't heard of Senator Kamala Harris until recently. Because she has entered the Democrat presidential race, I wanted to learn more about her. The first thing I learned in this book was that I was pronouncing her name wrong! It's "Comma-la" not "Kah-MAL-uh...
  • David Schwan
    Feb 23, 2019
    The first 2/3rds reads well and informs the reader about the life and beliefs of the author. The last 1/3 is too policy wonkish in nature. Kamala Harris shows that by giving people chances to escape from their lives in poverty they can become productive members of society. She shows th...
  • Melissa
    Mar 07, 2019
    This book gives you a good view of her background, family, and how she was raised, with the current issues of the day highlighted and where she stands on those issues, and what in her life and career backs up her belief in those issues. Pretty ingenious way to make it a memoir, and a ?...
  • Book
    Apr 06, 2019
    The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Kamala D. Harris ?The Truths We Hold? is an interesting and substantive political memoir from Senator Kamala D. Harris. Democratic Senator from California, Kamala Harris provides readers with insights into her upbringing and her politic...
  • Lorilin
    Feb 26, 2019
    The book has some canned "politician-ish" moments, especially in the beginning. But Harris quickly gets into the meat of her political beliefs--and I'm right there with her on pretty much every issue. She seems very experienced and knowledgeable. I like her no-nonsense attitude, and I ...
  • Katelyn Attanasio
    Jan 29, 2019
    I?m glad I got on the holds list for this at the library right before Harris announced her presidential candidacy, since the primary purpose of the book really seems to be an explanation of her platform. Harris goes fairly in depth on her experience, as well as on the reasons for the...
  • Mike
    Jan 27, 2019
    I had a frightening dream this past week. It was the year 2020. The Democrats had put up a very, very old but somehow still alive Richard Nixon against Trump, and I was so disgusted that I decided not to vote. Come election night (which was rainy and foreboding, by the way), it turne...
  • Dustin
    Jan 15, 2019
    The Truths We Hold, by Kamala Harris, is a must-read. Harris, the junior senator from California, and a 2020 presidential candidate, writes a stirring political memoir. She guides readers through her upbringing in CA, a daughter of educated immigrants, her own education at Howard Unive...
  • Christine B.
    Jan 16, 2019
    A good intro to Kamala Harris as a candidate. She doesn't deal with all the controversial stuff, but I wouldn't expect her to in a book like this. Does a good job laying out her positions on a wide array of issues and why she thinks those issues are important. ...
  • Jean
    Jan 20, 2019
    I have followed Kamala Harris? career since she was the District Attorney of San Francisco. When she was Attorney General of California, I impressed with her prosecution of the banks during the mortgage crisis. She has done a good job as Senator representing California. The book i...
  • P.S. Winn
    Jan 11, 2019
    I have a feeling the author of this book is a rising star and may even some day be in the line up for president of the United States. The author talks the truth and how who we are and where we come from effect not only our life, but the lives of those around us. ...
  • Deanna
    Jan 21, 2019
    Pleased to be finishing this one on MLK day and the day Harris announced her candidacy. This was an interesting read, a little slow in the middle. The first and last chapters were my favorites, showcasing her origins and her exhortations for the future. It gave me that little e...
  • Michael
    Jan 19, 2019
    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog. An engaging memoir from the junior U.S. Senator for California, The Truths We Hold sketches the author?s early life, political career, and 2020 campaign platform. Over the course of ten short chapter...
  • Kristin
    Jan 11, 2019
    I am proud to call Kamala Harris my Senator. As a San Fransisco native I have watched her career and have now had the pleasure to vote for her a few times. It was nice to read about her family history, to read about where she came from and how she worked her way up to her current posit...
  • Ietrio
    Jan 09, 2019
    Another unscrupulous politician lying all the way to the voting booth. The unpleasant is pushed under the rug, the presumed positive is inflated. Business as usual. I clearly don't get the US politics. I get the mindless tribalism that make Harris good because she is "ours". But ...
  • Trevor Church
    Jan 15, 2019
    She?s presidential. So is this book. ? She?s presidential. So is this book. ?? ...more ...
  • Monica Kim: Reader in Emerald City
    Feb 24, 2019
    Senator Kamala Harris is one of the politicians I admire & respect, and one of the three candidates I was hoping to run in 2020, which she has officially announced in January. The presidential candidacy pool is getting really crowded & it?s still very early on, and I?m cert...
  • LaDonna
    Mar 11, 2019
    I just finished this book and although it was good, it wasn't the great read I was expecting. I was hoping to get to know Kamala Harris the person, but read more about Kamala Harris policy. I like to read people's back stories to understand who they are. This book provides glimpses but...
  • Garrett Hall
    Jan 14, 2019
    I am very proud to be a constituent of Senator Harris. In my view, she has consistently been a powerful, needed voice in the Senate. I wanted to read her pre-presidential campaign book to learn more about her family background, what influenced her growing up, understand what she did as...
  • Cortney (cortingbooks)
    Apr 10, 2019
    This little gem reminded me of the book I read last year that was full of letters people had written to the President. Basically it was saying: Listen to the people. Harris makes her case for why she believes and fights for the issues she does with some stories of her childhood growing...
  • Hazel Thomet
    Mar 26, 2019
    My interest in Kamala Harris was sparked when she was interviewed on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah (An all time favorite show). She seemed like an interesting person, so I got the book and read it. I have never been very interested in politics, but hey, this one wasn't that bad. She ...
  • Vanessa Ogbeide
    Jan 13, 2019
    Kamala Harris has proven many times over that she is a fighter for systemic change and American values. Her efforts in many instances have been trail blazing and enfranchising of many along the way. I am proud to give her my support in 2020 and beyond. ...