Obama memoir: What he really thought of Putin and other leaders

Publishedduration47 minutes agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionBarack Obama described Vladimir Putin as "tough, street-smart, unsentimental"

Former US President Barack Obama likens Russia's Vladimir Putin to a tough Chicago "ward boss" and describes former French President Nicolas Sarkozy as being full of "overblown rhetoric" in the first volume of his two-part memoir.

A Promised Land sold nearly 890,000 copies in the US and Canada in its first 24 hours – a record for publisher Penguin Random House. It is expected to become by far the biggest-selling presidential memoir in history.

In the book, Mr Obama recalls his travels around the world as the 44th US president and his meetings with world leaders. So who made a good impression and who didn't?

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