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

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Crown Publishing Group, Jan 9, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 442 pages
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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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Great writing - thoughtful, intelligent and eloquent. - Goodreads
Lacked any insight into mixes race issues. - Goodreads
Pretty good storytelling. - Goodreads
Prose of a poet; unstinting, unblinking. - Goodreads
This is a good introduction to who Obama is. - Goodreads
It was easy to read and enjoyable. - Goodreads

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The president is actually an excellent writer. I'm impressed. Read full review

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User Review  - SergeantTee - Walmart

This is a book for all Young Black American Men to read. It is a deep look into the American idea of race and what it means to be Black in America. I feel that this book will open doors and heal in order to bring about unity in our Country. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
28
Section 3
53
Section 4
72
Section 5
92
Section 6
113
Section 7
133
Section 8
144
Section 12
223
Section 13
249
Section 14
272
Section 15
299
Section 16
324
Section 17
346
Section 18
367
Section 19
392

Section 9
164
Section 10
187
Section 11
207
Section 20
431
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About the author (2007)

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.


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