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Dreams From My Father; A Story Of Race and Inheritance

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Dreams From My Father; A Story Of Race and Inheritance

by Obama, Barack

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ISBN 10
081292343X
ISBN 13
9780812923438
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New York: Times Books, 1995. Advance Reading Copy. Paperback. Fine. The advance reading copy of Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama. Octavo, [4], 385pp. Illustrated paperback, title on spine, glossy illustration on front panel. Stated "first edition" on copyright page with first state number line (98765432). Stated "Advance Reader's Edition" on front panel, with notes about distribution on back panel. An incredibly scarce publication in excellent condition. This is the advance reader's copy of Dreams From My Father by future President Barack Obama. It us unknown how many uncorrected proof copies were printed since access to the publication records are still unavailable. As the name recognition of Barack Obama increased, Dreams From My Father was reissued by Crown Publishing in 2004.

Synopsis

Published in 1995, this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father--a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man--has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey--first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother's family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father's life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. 

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On Nov 21 2011, frodobaggins said:
After reading 'The Audacity of Hope' I wanted to know more about how President Obama's background formed the upbeat, altruistic, intelligent ideas in his book.After reading 'Dreams From My Father', I ordered seven copies for family and friends. 'Dreams From My Father' shed light as to how Mr. Obama was able to formulate his humane, international, open, non-judgemental globallly informed, multi-cultural view of how best to lead America. It would be a wonderful book for American Middle and High School students to read and learn from.

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Seller Inventory #
1450
Title
Dreams From My Father; A Story Of Race and Inheritance
Author
Obama, Barack
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
Advance Reading Copy
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
081292343X
ISBN 13
9780812923438
Publisher
Times Books
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1995
Keywords
Michelle Obama, President Obama, Obama administration, democratic national convention, john kerry, inscribed copy, President bush, President trump, The Audacity of Hope, Dreams From My Father, Michelle Obama Becoming

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