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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Barbara (The Bibliophage)
    Mar 18, 2019
    In the U.S., most potential Presidential candidates write a memoir about their lives prior to declaring their candidacy. Kamala Harris published just such a book in 2018. It?s a rundown of her life until now, with strong emphasis on her personal political philosophy and work-related ...
  • 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 ?...
  • 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 ...
  • Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
    Jan 28, 2019
    I didn't know much about Mrs. Harris but after reading her book I have learned a lot. She is highly educated, very intelligent from a multi culture family. An aggressive Prosecutor and State Attorney. She is quiet Capable of Running and Winning the Presidency and she is Highly Qualifie...
  • 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...
  • Jeimy
    Jan 14, 2019
    Harris recounts how her mother's activism shaped her career path and political aspirations. The book is well written, kept me riveted throughout, and had me chuckling aloud during several passages. Ultimately, I will remember Harris's passion towards helping her constituents which is f...
  • 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 ...
  • Colette
    Jan 15, 2019
    Technically, I would give this book 3.5 stars. Kamala Harris?s The Truths We Hold feels rushed. It feels like it needs more time in the oven. The writing is a bit rough. It wasn?t well organized and jumps around from personal reflection to political streams of consciousness. Th...
  • 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...
  • Ben Haskett
    Feb 04, 2019
    Books like this are out of my wheelhouse--I don't read a lot of biographies (auto or otherwise), and I rarely read a book that focuses on politics. I mean, sure, I read Fire & Fury by Michael Wolff and Fear by Bob Woodward, but I believe those are better classified as dystopian sci...
  • Audrianna Archibald
    Jan 28, 2019
    I have been watching Kamala for a while. This booked helped me understand where she lies politically. Great read and easy! ...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...