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    DescriptionIn 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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    Title
    Dreams from My Father
    Subtitle
    A Story of Race and Inheritance
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) President Barack Obama
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400082773
    ISBN 10: 1400082773
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.2
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: ENGM1075
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: USAA5066
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC031000
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    B&T Approval Code: A16702500
    BISAC V2.8: SOC020000, BIO002000
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    B&T Approval Code: A31680000
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    Libri: AFRO5030
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    Libri: ERIN2066, USAA5010
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    DC22: 973/.04960730092
    DC21: 973.04059676
    BISAC V2.8: SOC001000
    LC classification: E185.97.O23 A3 2004
    Thema V1.0: JP
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Crown Publications
    Publication date
    01 June 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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."
    Review quote
    "Provocative . . . Persuasively describes the phenomenon of belonging to two different worlds, and thus belonging to neither." "--New York Times Book Review" "Fluidly, calmly, insightfully, Obama guides us straight to the intersection of the most serious questions of identity, class, and race." "--Washington Post Book World " "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 "Obama's writing is incisive yet forgiving. This is a book worth savoring." --Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here
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    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.