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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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Collectible - Very Good
ISBN 10
081292343X
ISBN 13
9780812923438
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Random House Inc . Collectible - Very Good. Condition: Very Good +; "8vo. 403pgs. True first with unclipped dj, number line on copyright page. A slight bit of ink, very very slight, on the edges of several pages. Slight soiling to boards, else a great copy of an historic politican's first book." Hardcover

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
Magers and Quinn Booksellers US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
54196
Title
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
Author
Obama, Barack
Book condition
Used - Collectible - Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
081292343X
ISBN 13
9780812923438
Publisher
Random House Inc
Place of Publication
New York
This edition first published
1995

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