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Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
  

The son of a black African father and a white American mother, Obama was only 2 years old when his father walked out on the family. Many years later, Obama receives a phone call from Nairobi: his father is dead. This news inspires an emotional odyssey for Obama, determined to lea... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781847673282
Barcode 9781847673282
Published 28 October 2008 by Canongate Books Ltd
Format Audio CD/Audio, Main
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Author(s) By Obama, Barack
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ISBN-13 9781847673282
ISBN-10 1847673287
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
Imprint Canongate Books Ltd
Publication Date 28 October 2008
International Publication Date 21 August 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Audio CD/Audio, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Obama, Barack
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Award Winning
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Multicultural Studies
Political Leaders & Leadership
Award Winning Adult's Titles
Number of Pages 6
Dimensions Width: 125mm
Height: 143mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 220g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 973.932092
Catalogue Code 47754

Description of this Book

The son of a black African father and a white American mother, Obama was only two years old when his father walked out on the family. Many years later, Obama receives a phone call from Nairobi: his father is dead. This sudden news inspires an emotional odyssey for Obama, determined to learn the truth of his father's life and reconcile his divided inheritance. Written at the age of thirty-three, Dreams from My Father is an unforgettable read. It illuminates not only Obama's journey, but also our universal desire to understand our history, and what makes us the people we are.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Galaxy British Book Awards: Tesco Biography of the Year 2009
NZ Review 'This may be the best-written memoir ever produced by an American politician.' - Time 'A remarkable story, beautifully told.' - Observer 'Whatever else people expect from a politician, it's not usually a beautifully written personal memoir steeped in honesty. Barack Obama has produced one.' - The Times 'Obama's writing is characterised throughout by a graceful eloquence, a generosity of perception and spirit rare in young men of many gifts and charisma ... here is a testimony for the ages.' - Independent

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Author's Bio

Barack Obama was born in Honolulu in 1961. In his early twenties he found his vocation working among poor communities on the south side of Chicago. Later he went to law school at Harvard University, where he became the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. In 1995 he published his memoir Dreams from My Father, which became a bestseller soon after it was reissued in 2004. After returning to Chicago, he was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996.Barack Obama delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and later that year he was elected to the US Senate. His second book, The Audacity of Hope, was published in 2006 and became an immediate bestseller. In November 2008 Senator Obama beat John McCain to become the 44th President of the United States of America. He is married to Michelle, with whom he has two daughters, Sasha and Malia.

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