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Dreams From My Father; A Story Of Race and Inheritance by  Barack Obama - Paperback - Unrevised Proof Copy / Galley Copy - 1995 - from The First Edition Rare Books, LLC (SKU: 2736)

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. Unrevised Proof Copy / Galley Copy. Paperback. Very good. The Unrevised Proof Copy, or Galley Proof, of Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama.. Octavo, [4], 385pp. Red printed paperback, title on spine. Stated "first edition" on copyright page with first state number line (98765432). Stated "Unrevised Proof" on front panel, with notes about distribution on back panel. Includes a letter from Times Books, dated March 27, 1995, introducing the book to reviewers, and asking them to read this galley [proof] of Barack Obama's powerful autobiography. An incredibly scarce publication in excellent condition. Sometimes known as a galley copy, this "unrevised proof" proceeded the "Advance Reader's Copy" of Dreams From My Father, which preceded the first trade edition. The first trade edition was published on July 18th, 1995, but quickly went out of print. As the name recognition of Barack Obama increased, Dreams From My Father was reissued by Crown Publishing in 2004. The ISBN of this copy (0-8129-2343-X) matches the first trade edition, but differs from the "Advance Reader's Edition" which is 0-8129-2572-X.

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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The First Edition Rare Books, LLC US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
2736
Title
Dreams From My Father; A Story Of Race and Inheritance
Author
Obama, Barack
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The Unrevised Proof Copy, or Galley Proof, of Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama.
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Very good
Quantity available
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Edition
Unrevised Proof Copy / Galley 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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