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Dreams From My Father. by  Barack OBAMA - First Edition - 1995 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 146997)

Dreams From My Father.

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Dreams From My Father.: A Story of Race and Inheritance.

by OBAMA, Barack

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New York: Times Books for Random House,, 1995. Octavo. Original black quarter cloth, spine lettered in gilt, beige paper-covered sides, yellow endpapers, fore edge untrimmed. With dust jacket. Tiny bump to top edge, else a fine, bright copy in the sharp jacket. First edition, first printing, as stated on the copyright page with the row of numbers going from 9 to 2, as called for. The future president's first book, Dreams from My Father was published as Obama began his run for the Illinois Senate in July 1995, and helped to establish his reputation and image.

Synopsis

Published in 1995, 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. 

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On Nov 21 2011, frodobaggins said:
After reading 'The Audacity of Hope' I wanted to know more about how President Obama's background formed the upbeat, altruistic, intelligent ideas in his book.After reading 'Dreams From My Father', I ordered seven copies for family and friends. 'Dreams From My Father' shed light as to how Mr. Obama was able to formulate his humane, international, open, non-judgemental globallly informed, multi-cultural view of how best to lead America. It would be a wonderful book for American Middle and High School students to read and learn from.

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Bookseller
Peter Harrington GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
146997
Title
Dreams From My Father.
Author
OBAMA, Barack
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
New York: Times Books for Random House,
Date published
1995

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About Peter Harrington

Since its establishment, Peter Harrington has specialised in sourcing, selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings and library sets. Peter Harrington first began selling rare books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road. For the past twenty years the business has been run by Pom Harrington, Peter's son.

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