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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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  • Hardcover
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About This Item

New York: Times Books, 1995. Hardcover in non price-clipped dust-jacket. 403pp., True Times Books First edition, first printing using the Randon House number string 9-2 (Random House did not use "1" but rather removed words "first edition" when going to 2nd printings.) Correct price on dust-jacket flap: $23.00. Black cloth spine with gold lettering over white boards. No previous ownership marks. No remainder marks. A very clean, square, tightly bound copy of Obama's first book, now very scarce as most of the initial 7500 print run went to libraries. Book has no faults and appears new, dust-jacket has no tears or chips and only a hint of shelf-wear. A very nice copy of a very difficult to locate book. Fine in a near fine dust-jacket.. First Edition. Cloth Spine Over Boards. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
Obama, Barack
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
First Edition
Times Books
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
Autobiography, Barack Obama
Bookseller catalogs
Autobiography and Biography;

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