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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by  Barack Obama - First Edition - 1995 - from Dale Steffey Books (SKU: 008482)

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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Condition
Fine/Very Good Plus
ISBN 10
081292343X
ISBN 13
9780812923438
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New York: Times Books, a Division of Random House, Inc., 1995. First Printing, with Random House number row 2-9 and First Edition stated. Fine in a Very Good Plus dust jacket, 1" closed tear with tiny chip at bottom edge front spine fold. President Barack Obama's SCARCE first book published two years before the start of his political career. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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.

Details

Bookseller
Dale Steffey Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
008482
Title
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
Author
Obama, Barack
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good Plus
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
081292343X
ISBN 13
9780812923438
Publisher
Times Books, a Division of Random House, Inc.
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1995
Bookseller catalogs
Non-Fiction; U.S. History; Political Science;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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