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Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance. by OBAMA. Barack - First edition / First printing. - 1995. - from Orpheus Books (SKU: 17113-1)

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. First edition / First printing. Black cloth spine, ivory paper-covered boards. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Tiny spot offset to the inside back of the jacket near the spine from the black cloth, It is not visible on the outside of the jacket. Book does not appear to be affected. A sharp attractive copy. Chosen as number 10 in The New York Times 50 Best Memoirs of the last 50 years. Barack Obama's remarkable first book, a memoir. Published 9 years before his Keynote address at the 2004 Democratic Convention propelled him into the National spotlight and four years later into the Presidency. This is the correct First Edition. The book was reissued in 2004, in both paperback and hardcover, and became a bestseller.

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
Orpheus Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
17113-1
Title
Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.
Author
OBAMA. Barack
Format/binding
Black cloth spine, ivory paper-covered boards.
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition / First printing.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
081292343X
ISBN 13
9780812923438
Publisher
Times Books,
Place of Publication
New York:
Date published
1995.
Pages
403 pages
Bookseller catalogs
Politics; Memoir;

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