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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (Large Print)

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Publisher Comments:

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).

Synopsis:

Now available in a trade paperback format, the LP version of Barack Obama's Dreams From My Father describes a journey that speaks to all races, to all communities, and to all families.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739328194
Subtitle:
A Story of Race and Inheritance
Author:
Obama, Barack
Author:
Obama, Barack
Publisher:
Random House Large Print
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Obama, Barack
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Presidents
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Large Print:
Y
Publication Date:
20080429
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
9.12x6.49x1.28 in. 1.72 lbs.

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