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

The Rewards Program that Pays for Itself
  • EARN 5 to 40%
    Earn 5% in Club O Rewards on every order & up to 40% on select items.
  • FREE SHIPPING Every Order, Every Day*
    No matter how big or small, your order always ships for free.
  • VIP ACCESS
    Dedicated customer service and early access to exclusive deals.
  • RISK FREE
    Club O pays for itself, or we make up the difference
Today: $8.44
  • Delivery Estimate

    Select a Product Option to view shipping

    • Product Alerts

      Stay in the know! Choose which alerts you’d like to receive on this product.

    Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (Paperback)
    CHOOSE A LIST
    • Wishlists
    • Save for Later

    In 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 fig...

    Details

    ITEM#: 3149145

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


    Pictured in lefthand photograph on cover: Habiba Akumu Hussein and Barack Obama, Sr. (President Obama's paternal grandmother and his father as a young boy). Pictured in righthand photograph on cover: Stanley Dunham and Ann Dunham (President Obama's maternal grandfather and his mother as a young girl).

    Specs

    ISBN 9781400082773
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
    Format Paperback
    Pages 448
    Publisher Date 2004-08-31 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Broadway Books
    Copyright Year 2004
    Height 7.75 in
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 0.75 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Story of Race and Inheritance
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Obama, Barack

    Customer Reviews


    5 Stars
    12
    4 Stars
    5
    3 Stars
    1
    2 Stars
    0
    1 Stars
    0
    • Great gift!

      Bought this book as a gift for my Aunt. We're both big supporters of our President so I know she'll enjoy this book!

      Read More
    • Great Gift for Dad

      I love purchasing books on Overstock and this was no different. It arrived in perfect condition and my father enjoyed the read.

      Read More
    • Very well written!

      I gave this to my college son for Christmas. I was very disappointed with the time it took. I ordered it on 12/15/2011 It didn't arrive until after the New Year.. Disappointed. However my son seems to be thoroughly engrossed. I've read a couple chapters. The writing is impeccable.. Wow.. I'm an English critic.. Story line also grabs and hold the reader's attention. My kid won't put it down!

      Read More
    • recommend this

      enjoyed content and layout of this book. very good and interesting reading!

      Read More
    • Dreams From My Farher

      Highly recommended for EVERYONE of any political or religious persuasion. People need to know WHO their President is. He is an amazing man and this is an amazing story that proves the content of his character.

      Read More
    • Dreams of My Father

      Really good job at being candid but not gratuitous. A nice rainy day, or plane ride type read.

      Read More

    Questions & Answers

    Yay! Be the first to ask a question about this product.
    Get your product questions answered right here.
    Guidelines

    Shopping Guides

    Shipping & Returns

    Shipping:

    This item will be delivered to you via USPS Trackable Media Mail or UPS Mail Innovations and will take from 2 days to 3 weeks from the time the item leaves our warehouse. *

    Standard Return Policy:

    Items must be returned in new or unused condition and contain all original materials included with the shipment. More Details

    FINAL SALE EXCLUSION: Items marked as FINAL SALE are not returnable unless the problem you experience is the result of our error.

    * For your protection, all orders are screened for security purposes. If your order is selected for review, our Loss Prevention Team may contact you by phone or email. There may be a two business day delay to process your order.

    ** Most Oversize orders are delivered within 1-4 weeks. Some orders may take 6 weeks to be delivered.