Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

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Paperback, Crown Publishing Group (NY), 2004, ISBN# 1400082773

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The son of an African father and white American mother discusses his childhood in Hawaii, his struggle to find his identity as an African American, and his life accomplishments.

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The son of an African father and white American mother discusses his childhood in Hawaii, his struggle to find his identity as an African American, and his life accomplishments.

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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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Aug 2004
ISBN-13: 9781400082773
ISBN-10: 1400082773
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 448
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.75
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 7.75 x 1.25
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very good book
2/10/2009

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5.0 stars 2/10/2009 by 100shares
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I purchased Obama's 2nd book first and Thoroughly enjoyed it. Recommend it be part of the curriculum for middle school. I used my dictionary some with his vocabulary. I was told I would enjoy his 1st book even more. Thumbs up!

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Great book
3/30/2009

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5.0 stars 3/30/2009 by subunit3
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This book took me a while to read due to my own schedule conflicts but I really enjoyed it.

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Great Book by a Great Man
12/27/2008

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5.0 stars 12/27/2008 by Deajahboo
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This was a good read!!! I had to buy 2 more as xmas gifts. No library or home should be without this book.

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Great Book for President Obama lovers
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I really like this book. It is in good condition for a new book.

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5.0 stars 7/14/2014 by SergeantTee
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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.

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