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Dreams From My Father

By Obama-, Barack




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).From the Trade Paperback edition.


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Dreams From My Father: A Story Of Race And Inheritance

Barack Obama

Fine unmarked stated first edition hardcover with fine unclipped dustjacket (price $23.00) in Brodart archival cover. Light bump at top front board tip; slight crease to front DJ panel apparently occurring in publication. Else as-new, clean, tight & bright throughout, carefully stored and protected. Guaranteed NOT an ex-lib, remainder or bce, has not been "restored" or doctored in any way. Photos available upon request.

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Price: $12,500.00


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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Obama, Barack

U.S.A.: Times Books, 1995 A fine first edition, first printing (with complete row of numbers on the copyright page), signed by Barack Obama on the title page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Front free endpaper is attached to front pastedown. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $8,000.00


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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Obama, Barack

Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Times Books, 1995. First printing hardcover. This book appears to have been signed and inscribed (to the owner) by Barack Obama on the first title page. The book is very good plus with shelfwear and lightly bumped corners. The mylar protected dust jacket is very good with rubbing, edgewear and some creasing. A nice example of a very scarce book.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

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Price: $6,995.00


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Dreams from My Father:

Obama, Barack (President of the United States)

Times Books / Random House, 1995. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/very good. Octavo; xi, [xii], 403 pages; two yellow price labels from NYC's famed Strand Bookstore (from 1997, and 1998) on the front pastedown; there is a pinhole puncture starting a short, closed tear on the spine of the dust jacket, a defect which is only slightly noticeable because it part of the dj illustration which wraps around across the spine title. Inscribed on the half-title page by Barack Obama: "To Jean and Paul / Thanks for all your / friendship and support !" F. Paul Mooring was a physicist at Argonne National Laboratory. He and Jean spearheaded the creation of the Illinois Prairie Path. He was on the DuPage Conservation Commission, the Conservation Foundation and served as president and treasurer of the Illinois Audubon Society. The Moorings were early supporters of Obama as an Illinois State Senator, and in his following campaigns for U. S. Senator from Illinois, and President of the United States. Note: this book had only one printing in its first edition, and many of those went to lending libraries, and other copies were remaindered. It bears no remainder marks, but that may be how The Strand bookstore acquired it. Unlike today, few people wanted it prior to 2004 - except State Senator Obama, who bought remaindered copies after his supply of author's copies was exhausted.

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Price: $6,000.00


Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Obama, Barack

Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Times Books, 1995 A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket, with First Edition stated on the copyright page, and complete row of number from 9 to 2, which is how this publisher, Times Books, designated a first printing. This is the true 1995 first printing, not to be confused with the reissued edition. Housed in a fine custom-made cloth slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $5,000.00


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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Obama, Barack

Times Books. Hardcover. 081292343X For your consideration is a signed, first edition copy of "Dreams from My Father," by Barack Obama. Our book is graded VG++ in a VG+ jacket. This book appears to have been given as a gift to a friend/colleague when Obama was a Sentaor, and contains a gift inscription that reads, "To Cindy--You are a great friend...thanks for the support, and God Bless!". The signature is an "early" version with Obama's first name fully spelled-out. The gift inscription adds context to the signature, and is valuable as further confirmation that the signature is authentic. This book is the first edition that was published in 1995 by Times Books. This first edition was publised in a single printing of 2500 copies, with the number line "98765432" indicating a first printing for this publisher. The condition of this book is excellent (about as good as can be expected for a book that was given as a gift), and is graded VG++/VG. The dust jacket is still glossy with just faint edgewear, and has not been price-clipped. The only noticable blemish to the jacket is a faint, blue smudge-mark to the front of the jacket at the middle, bottom edge. The covers are close to new with "straight" edge-corners. The black, cloth covering over the spine is unfaded and the gilt lettering of the book title is bright with no losses due to rubbing/wear. The three textblock sides are perfect with no marks or blemishes. Aside from the gift inscription to the title page, there are no marks, creased pages, or blemishes of any kind to the endpapers or text page. The binding is excellent and the spine is straight with no lean/slant. . Very Good.

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Price: $4,950.00


Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Obama, Barack

New York: Times Books, 1995. Hardcover in non price-clipped dust-jacket. 403pp., True Times Books First edition, first printing using the Randon House number string 9-2 (Random House did not use "1" but rather removed words "first edition" when going to 2nd printings.) Correct price on dust-jacket flap: $23.00. Black cloth spine with gold lettering over white boards. No previous ownership marks. No remainder marks. A very clean, square, tightly bound copy of Obama's first book, now very scarce as most of the initial 7500 print run went to libraries. Book has no faults and appears new, dust-jacket has no tears or chips and only a hint of shelf-wear. A very nice copy of a very difficult to locate book. Fine in a near fine dust-jacket.. First Edition. Cloth Spine Over Boards. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Price: $4,500.00


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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Obama, Barack

U.S.A.: Times Books, 1995 A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket, housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Stated First Edition and correct row of numbers on the copyright page.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $4,000.00


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Dreams From My Father

Obama, Barack

Crown Publishers, 2004 Fine in a fine dust jacket. First Printing of the 2004 reissue of the author's first book with correct numberline 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Signed by President Obama on the title page. Scarce in the first printing. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $1,500.00


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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Barack Obama (SIGNED)

Broadway Books, 2004. Soft cover. Fine/No Jacket issued. Signed by author. Revised Edition. Very minor shelf wear with remainder mark on bottom of text block. NOT INSCRIBED and unread. Great gift. Definition below: "A remainder mark is just that - a mark to the page edges of a book. This mark is placed on the page edges by a publisher"- For this instance, this is a pen stroke on the text block on the bottom of the book and does not affect anything. All books are in our inventory. This is a family run business and not a warehouse. All books are NOT EX-Library, unless stated. Mylar jackets are available upon request for an additional $2. Tracking will be provided by email. International Customers- If this is large book, please reach out for a shipping rate.

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Price: $1,300.00


Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Obama, Barack

Random House Inc . Collectible - Very Good. Condition: Very Good +; "8vo. 403pgs. True first with unclipped dj, number line on copyright page. A slight bit of ink, very very slight, on the edges of several pages. Slight soiling to boards, else a great copy of an historic politican's first book." Hardcover

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Price: $1,250.00


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

Obama, Barack

New York: Crown Publishers, 2004. First edition, first printing of the 2004 reissue of the future President's first book. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by Barack Obama on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket collage by Steven Dana. "All men live in the shadow of their fathers—the more distant the father, the deeper the shadow. Barack Obama describes his confrontation with this shadow in his provocative autobiography and he also persuasively describes the phenomenon of belonging to two different worlds, and thus belonging to neither At a young age and without much experience as a writer, Barack Obama has bravely tackled the complexities of his remarkable upbringing" (The New York Times). In discussing Dreams from My Father, Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison has called Obama "a writer in my high esteem" and the book "quite extraordinary." She praised "his ability to reflect on this extraordinary mesh of experiences that he has had, some familiar and some not, and to really meditate on that the way he does, and to set up scenes in narrative structure, dialogue, conversation—all of these things that you don't often see, obviously, in the routine political memoir biography. It's unique. It's his. There are no other ones like that."

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Price: $1,250.00


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Dreams from my Father; A Story Of Race and Inheritance

Obama, Barack

New York: Kodansha International, 1996. First Kodansha Edition. Paperback. Near fine. Octavo (softcover), 403pp, [advertisement]. Brightly illustrated covers, appears unopened. Bumped corner along bottom edge of spine. Inscribed by future President Barack Obama on half title: "To Audrey - Wishing you all the best! Barack Obama. 5.21.04" Signed with felt tipped pen. As the name recognition of Barack Obama increased following his address to the Democratic National Convention in 2004, he switched to a short form signature, often in sharpie pen. This long-form signature from 2004 is highly desirable for collectors.

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Price: $1,200.00


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Dreams from my Father; A Story Of Race and Inheritance

Obama, Barack

New York: Three Rivers Press, 2004. Revised Edition. Paperback. Fine. Octavo (soft cover), xvii, 453pp, [4pp]. Brightly illustrated covers, never read. Stated "revised edition" on copyright page, with number line from "17-20." Inscribed by President Barack Obama on title page, in black pen. Includes JSA certificate of inspection and authenticity, with sticker affixed to last page of book. As the name recognition of Barack Obama increased following his address to the Democratic National Convention in 2004, he switched to a short form signature, often in sharpie pen. This long-form signature is sought out by presidential collectors.

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Price: $1,200.00


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Dreams From My Father

Obama, Barack

New York: Times Books, 1995. A First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Near fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. Indentation at the top of two pages in the middle of the top edge, probably form a paper cliip. Extremely light wear to the book and jacket, just a hint of shelf wear to the bottom of the boards, and light crimping to the spine ends.

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Price: $1,200.00


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Dreams From My Father

Obama, Barack

New York: Times Books, 1995. A First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Near fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. Remainder mark on top edge. Very light wear to the book and jacket, just a hint of shelf wear to the bottom of the boards, and light crimping to the spine ends.

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Price: $950.00


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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Obama, Barack

New York: Times Books. Nearly fine copy in fine dust jacket. 1995. 1st. hardcover. 8vo, 403 pp., First printing of the first edition., A small patch of discoloration on the bottom of the rear board, else fine. .

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Price: $750.00


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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Obama, Barack

New York: Random House / Times Books, 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good in a Very Good unclipped dust jacket. Faint tidemark to top edge of boards and dust jacket. Gilt stamping on spine lightly rubbed. Small burn mark to gutter of front endpaper, which appears to be a common binding issue with this title. Remainder mark to bottom edge of page block. A very lovely copy of the true first edition.

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Price: $700.00


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Dreams from My Father; A Story of Race and Inheritance

Obama, Barack

New York: Three Rivers Press, 2004. Revised Edition. Paperback. Good. Octavo, xvii, 457pp. Paperback, illustrated panels, crease along top edge of front panel, wear to covers. Signed by President Obama at rally in Cincinnati in 2008. Previous owners signature on half title, above Obama signature. Signature is PSA approved, with sticker on rear of half title. An affordable way to own a signed book by the 44th President of the United States.

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Price: $650.00


Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Barack Obama

1995-04-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $616.31


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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Barack Obama

New York: Three Rivers Press, 2004. Oversized paperback. Very Good +. SIGNED IN A STRONG FLOURISH BY PRESIDENT OBAMA (THEN SENATOR OBAMA) on the title page, just below his printed name. A very solid copy to boot of this 2004 paperback reprint. Tight and VG+ in its pictorial wrappers, with just a touch of light staining at the rear pastedown and very mild waviness to the top-edges of the last 30 or so pages. Thick octavo, President Obama's first published book, originally issued in 1995.

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Price: $500.00


Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Barack Obama

Times Books, 1995-07-18. 1st. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Barack Obama

Three Rivers Press, 2004. Softcover. Fair Condition. Signed by Author. Some creasing and discoloring; a couple stains at the top of the title page; a couple bent corners. Signed by the former President on the title page. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Signed by Author. ISBN: 1400082773. ISBN/EAN: 9781400082773. Inventory No: 167382. .

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Price: $395.00


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

Barack Obama

2008-03-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $308.13


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Dreams From My Father

Barack Obama

RARE. Signed by Barack and Michelle Obama on title page; 1st ED later printing, excellent condition. HC+DJ not clipped, no cover dents, tight unread binding, clean text; ships with care.

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Price: $279.00


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Dreams From My Father

Barack Obama

1st Edition 18th printing, signed "Dream big dreams, Barack Obama" on title page; HC+DJ not clipped; tight binding, clean text, no cover dents, no marks; ships with care.

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Price: $259.00


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Dreams from My Father

Obama, Barack

New York: Crown Publishers, 2004. 1st printing of the Reprint Edition of President Obama's outstanding memoir. Clean, crisp and unmarked. Fine/Fine. 442pp. Dust jacket offered in a new mylar cover.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - 8" - 9" Tall.

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Price: $185.00


Dreams From My Father: A Story Of Race And Inheritance

Obama, Barack

Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A.: Kodansha Amer Inc, 1996. First Printing of this hard to find original Kodansha paperback. Near Fine condition, tips slightly less sharp than new. Covers lay flat, showing very little wear, appears unread. photos available.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

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Price: $195.00


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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Obama, Barack

Crown, 2007-01-09. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing 2004 edition in price intact jacket, clean tight and unmarked. Please email for photos.

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Price: $150.00


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Dreams from My Father (Random House Large Print)

Barack Obama

Random House Large Print, 2006-04-04. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Price: $148.79


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Dreams From My Father (Chinese Edition)

Barack Obama

2009-03-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $128.23


Dreams from My Father

Barack Obama

2007-05. Preloaded Digital Audio Player. Good.

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Price: $126.58


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Dreams From My Father: A Story Of Race And Inheritance (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Barack Obama

2004-07-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $125.75


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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Barack Obama

2007-05-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $118.38


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Barack Obama

2005-04-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $116.91


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Dreams from My Father (Random House Large Print)

Barack Obama

2006-03-05. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $113.26


Dreams From My Father

Barack Obama

2016-12-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Dreams From My Father: A Story Of Race And Inheritance (Chinese Edition)

Barack Obama

2008-03-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $107.95


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Barack Obama

2004-09-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Barack Obama

2008-04-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Dreams from My Father

Barack Obama

2007-01-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Obama, Barack

Times Books. Hardcover. 081292343X Good+; Hardcover, No Jacket; 1995, Times Books; True first edition published by Times Books in 1995; Clean covers with just a few light handling marks and moderately "bumped" edge-corners; Unblemished textblock edges; Pages clean & unmarked; Good binding with straight spine; Tan cloth covers with black cloth covering over spine, and title in gold lettering along spine; 403 pages; "Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance," by Barack Obama. . Good.

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Dreams from My Father

Obama, Barack

New York: Crown Publishers, 2004. 1st printing of the Reprint Edition. Prior owner's name and date inked on title page, otherwise a clean, crisp copy. VG/VG. 442pp. Dust jacket, with very slight signs of handling, offered in a new mylar cover.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - 8" - 9" Tall.

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Price: $95.00


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

Barack Obama

Random House Large Print, 2008-04-29. LRG. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Barack Obama

1995-04-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $85.29


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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Obama, Barack

Crown. Hardcover. 0307383415 2004 Crown hard cover - 1st edition 9th printing - a fine clean like new collectible with like new dust jacket (now in mylar cover) enjoy . Fine.

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Price: $85.00


Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (Kodansha globe)

Barack Obama

1996-09-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $83.80


Dreams from My Father

Barack Obama

2007-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $81.38


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

Barack Obama

2008-03-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $80.17


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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Obama, Barack

Crown, 2007-01-09. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. 2nd printing of 2004 reprint. Hardcover w/dustjacket. Strong binding. Faint discoloration on ffep. Clean, unmarked text. Thanks for looking!

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Price: $75.93