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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (Hardcover)

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    Nine years before the Senate campaign that made him one of the most influential and compelling voices in American politics, Barack Obama published this lyrical, unsentimental, and powerfully affecting memoir, which became a #1 New York Times bestseller......more

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Nine years before the Senate campaign that made him one of the most influential and compelling voices in American politics, Barack Obama published this lyrical, unsentimental, and powerfully affecting memoir, which became a #1 New York Times bestseller when it was reissued in 2004. Dreams from My Father tells the story of Obamaís struggle to understand the forces that shaped him as the son of a black African father and white American motheróa struggle that takes him from the American heartland to the ancestral home of his great-aunt in the tiny African village of Alego.

Obama opens his story in New York, where he hears that his fatheróa figure he knows more as a myth than as a manóhas died in a car accident. The news triggers a chain of memories as Barack retraces his familyís unusual history: the migration of his motherís family from small-town Kansas to the Hawaiian islands; the love that develops between his mother and a promising young Kenyan student, a love nurtured by youthful innocence and the integrationist spirit of the early sixties; his fatherís departure from Hawaii when Barack was two, as the realities of race and power reassert themselves; and Barackís own awakening to the fears and doubts that exist not just between the larger black and white worlds but within himself.

Propelled by a desire to understand both the forces that shaped him and his fatherís legacy, Barack moves to Chicago to work as a community organizer. There, against the backdrop of tumultuous political and racial conflict, he works to turn back the mounting despair of the inner city. His story becomes one with those of the people he works with as he learns about the value of community, the necessity of healing old wounds, and the possibility of faith in the midst of adversity.

Barackís journey comes full circle in Kenya, where he finally meets the African side of his family and confronts the bitter truth of his fatherís life. Traveling through a cou...

BARACK OBAMA was elected President of the United States on November 4, 2008. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.

Author:
Obama, Barack
Genre:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
457
Language:
English
Publisher:
Crown Pub
Publish Date:
01/09/2007
Copyright Year:
2004
ISBN:
9780307383419
Height:
9.25 in
Wdth:
6.25 in
Thickness:
1.5 in
Unit weight:
1.65 lb
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