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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
1568361629
ISBN 13
9781568361628
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New York: Kodansha International, 1996. First Kodansha Edition. Paperback. Near fine. First Paperback Edition of Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama, known as the Kodansha Edition.. Octavo, 403pp, [advertisement]. Softcover. Full number line on copyright page. Brightly illustrated covers, appears unopened, but lightly read. Some shelf wear to back panel. A near fine example.

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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Bookseller
The First Edition Rare Books, LLC US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
10918
Title
Dreams From My Father; A Story Of Race and Inheritance
Author
Obama, Barack
Illustrator
First Paperback Edition of Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama, known as the Kodansha Edition.
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Near fine
Quantity available
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Edition
First Kodansha Edition
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
1568361629
ISBN 13
9781568361628
Publisher
Kodansha International
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1996
Keywords
The Audacity of Hope, Dreams From My Father, Michelle Obama Becoming, Michelle Obama, President Obama, Obama administration, democratic national convention, john kerry, inscribed copy, President bush, President trump,

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