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    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).

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    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

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