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Dreams From My Father

Dreams From My Father
 

Before Barack Obama became a politician he was, among other things, a writer. Dreams from My Father is his masterpiece: a refreshing, revealing portrait of a young man asking the big questions about identity and belonging. The son of a black African father and a white American mo... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781921520518
Barcode 9781921520518
Published 5 January 2009 by Text Publishing Co
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Obama, Barack
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ISBN-13 9781921520518
ISBN-10 1921520515
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Text Publishing Co
Imprint The Text Publishing Company
Publication Date 5 January 2009
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Obama, Barack
Category Award Winning
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Multicultural Studies
Political Leaders & Leadership
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
Australian
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 41mm
Weight 744g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 973.932092
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Before Barack Obama became a politician he was, among other things, a writer. Dreams from My Father is his masterpiece: a refreshing, revealing portrait of a young man asking the big questions about identity and belonging. The son of a black African father and a white American mother, Obama recounts an emotional odyssey. He retraces the migration of his mother's family from Kansas to Hawaii, then to his childhood home in Indonesia. Finally he travels to Kenya, where he confronts the bitter truth of his father's life and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Galaxy British Book Awards: Tesco Biography of the Year 2009

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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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