Obama Policy Book Debuts Sept. 9

New volume will outline candidate's positions, include speeches
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 11, 2008 11:39 AM CDT
The cover of Barack Obama's new policy book titled "Change We Can Believe In." In his third book, Obama shows his readers a new side of himself: policy wonk.   (AP Photo/Three Rivers Press)
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(Newser) – He's written million-selling books about his early years and the meaning of public life. Now, Barack Obama has another side to share with readers: policy wonk. Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama's Plan to Renew America's Promise, which hits shelves Sept. 9, will offer a foreward by Obama and sections written by his campaign staff outlining the candidate's stance on issues like heath care and national security.

The new release was assembled over the past few weeks and is not part of the senator's current deal with Crown, which calls for him to write two more books, including a children's book. It will also feature the text of some of his speeches. The book will carry a list price of $13.95; all proceeds will go to charity.