Dreams from My Father

Written By Barack Obama
Dreams from My Father
  • Publsiher : Crown
  • Release : 09 January 2007
  • ISBN : 0307394123
  • Pages : 464 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 188 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Dreams from My Father written by Barack Obama which was release on 09 January 2007, this book published by Crown. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF ESSENCE’S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS In this iconic memoir of his early days, Barack Obama “guides us straight to the intersection of the most serious questions of identity, class, and race” (The Washington Post Book World). “Quite extraordinary.”—Toni Morrison 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. Praise for Dreams from My Father “Beautifully crafted . . . moving and candid . . . This book belongs on the shelf beside works like James McBride’s The Color of Water and Gregory Howard Williams’s Life on the Color Line as a tale of living astride America’s racial categories.”—Scott Turow “Provocative . . . Persuasively describes the phenomenon of belonging to two different worlds, and thus belonging to neither.”—The New York Times Book Review “Obama’s writing is incisive yet forgiving. This is a book worth savoring.”—Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here “One of the most powerful books of self-discovery I’ve ever read, all the more so for its illuminating insights into the problems not only of race, class, and color, but of culture and ethnicity. It is also beautifully written, skillfully layered, and paced like a good novel.”—Charlayne Hunter-Gault, author of In My Place “Dreams from My Father is an exquisite, sensitive study of this wonderful young author’s journey into adulthood, his search for community and his place in it, his quest for an understanding of his roots, and his discovery of the poetry of human life. Perceptive and wise, this book will tell you something about yourself whether you are black or white.”—Marian Wright Edelman

Dreams from My Father

Dreams from My Father
  • Author : Barack Obama
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2007-01-09
  • Total pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0307394123
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Summary : #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF ESSENCE’S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS In this iconic memoir of his early days, Barack Obama “guides us straight to the intersection of the most serious questions of identity, class, and race” (The Washington Post Book World). “Quite extraordinary.”—Toni ...

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  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 2021-10-07
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0307394123
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Summary : A revealing portrait of a young Black man asking questions about self-discovery and belonging – long before he became one of the most important voices in America. The son of a white American mother and a Black Kenyan father, Obama was born in Hawaii, where he lived until he was six ...

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Dreams from My Father
  • Author : Barack Obama
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Total pages : 535
  • ISBN : 0307394123
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Author : Carol Hart
  • Publisher : Insight Publications
  • Release Date : 2011-12
  • Total pages : 68
  • ISBN : 0307394123
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Summary : Offers an analysis of the background, characters, and themes of the future president's memoir about his early years and his relationship with the Kenyan father her never really knew....

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  • Author : BusinessNews Publishing
  • Publisher : Primento
  • Release Date : 2017-01-30
  • Total pages : 44
  • ISBN : 0307394123
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Summary : The must-read summary of Barack Obama's book: “Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance”. This complete summary of "Dreams From My Father" by Barack Obama, the outgoing US president, outlines the compelling and heartrending story of Obama's young life, raised by a white mother and dealing with ...

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  • Author : Abdul Montaqim
  • Publisher : Hyperink Inc
  • Release Date : 2012-02-12
  • Total pages : 22
  • ISBN : 0307394123
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Summary : ABOUT THE BOOK The first time I saw a news report about Barack Obama was well before he became the first black President of the United States of America. And, in this book, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, Obama takes the reader back to those ...

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  • Author : Swift Reads
  • Publisher : Swift Reads
  • Release Date : 2019-06-28
  • Total pages : 31
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Summary : Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (1994) by Barack Obama chronicles his quest to understand how the varied threads of his upbringing, including his father’s absence and his multiracial and multinational roots, shaped him and his understanding of his place in the world. Obama was born ...

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  • Author : David A.J. Richards
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-02-05
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0307394123
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Summary : David A. J. Richards’s Resisting Injustice and The Feminist Ethics of Care in The Age of Obama: "Suddenly,...All The Truth Was Coming Out" builds on his and Carol Gilligan’s The Deepening Darkness to examine the roots of the resistance movements of the 1960s, the political psychology behind ...

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  • Author : Thomas J. Sugrue
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-12
  • Total pages : 184
  • ISBN : 0307394123
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Summary : The paradox of racial inequality in Barack Obama's America Barack Obama, in his acclaimed campaign speech discussing the troubling complexities of race in America today, quoted William Faulkner's famous remark "The past isn't dead and buried. In fact, it isn't even past." In Not Even Past, award-winning historian Thomas Sugrue ...

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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Total pages : 412
  • ISBN : 0307394123
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Summary : Boys’ Secrets and Men’s Loves is the memoir of a law professor who has written over twenty books on the basic rights of American constitutionalism. He has been a prominent advocate of gay rights and feminism, which joins men and women in resistance. A gay man born into an ...

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  • Author : Gary J. Dorrien
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 245
  • ISBN : 0307394123
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Summary : This text offers a critique of Barack Obama's presidency and a powerful case that progressives should not give up on Obama. Obama has been a bitter disappointment in many ways, Dorrien contends, yet he also has historic achievements to his credit that are too often discounted....

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  • Author : Richard Guzman
  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 328
  • ISBN : 0307394123
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Summary : Ranging from 1861 to the present day, an anthology of works by many of Chicago's leading black writers includes poetry, fiction, drama, essays, journalism, and historical and social commentary, by W. E. B. Du Bois, Gwendolyn Brooks, Lorraine Hansberry, Langston Hughes, Ida B. Wells, Richard Wright, Charles Johnson, and many others. ...

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  • Author : Kaelyn Hart
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2008-11
  • Total pages : 346
  • ISBN : 0307394123
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Summary : If we knew then, what we know now... Barack Obama would never have won the Presidency of the United States of America. Day of Perdition (336 Pages) reveals the shape of a world that permitted a candidate so far out in the liberal stratosphere to rise to the highest office in ...

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  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2009-05-29
  • Total pages : 104
  • ISBN : 0307394123
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Summary : After his victory in the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama became the first African-American President of the United States. The following year, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Obama's life has not always been one of pomp and circumstance, however. This volume conveys a balanced biographical survey of Barack Obama. ...

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  • Author : Jean Schmeling
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2010-02-17
  • Total pages : 48
  • ISBN : 0307394123
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Summary : Miracle Dreams from my Daughter in Heaven is a grieving mother's story of facing terminal cancer with her brave and tough, loving thirty-one-year-old daughter--and then attempting to go on living, loving, and giving. God answered her desperate cries of anguish with dream messages from her daughter, a series of specific ...