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  • ISBN 1568361629
  • ISBN13 978-1568361628
  • Language English
  • Author Barack Obama
  • Publisher Kodansha USA Inc; Reprint edition (August 1, 1996)
  • Pages 403
  • Formats doc rtf lrf docx
  • Category Social Science
  • Subcategory Social Sciences
  • Size ePub 1229 kb
  • Size Fb2 1978 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 927

The son of a black African and a white American, the author traces the history of his parents' migrations, his own odyssey from Africa to America and back, and his journey of self-discovery, spanning racial divides, continents, and generations. Reprint.

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (1995) is a memoir by Barack Obama, who was elected as .

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (1995) is a memoir by Barack Obama, who was elected as . The memoir explores the events of Obama's early years in Honolulu and Chicago up until his entry into law school in 1988. Obama published the memoir in July 1995, when he was starting his political campaign for the Illinois Senate.

Dreams from My Father book. I was also impressed by what Barack Obama didn’t leave out of the book. He made a lot of mistakes, he deals with a lot of anger, and he doesn’t succeed at everything. Still, you can not only see him learning from his mistakes, but immediately applying those lessons to his next challenge.

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It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father-a figure he knows more as a myth than as. .BARACK OBAMA was elected President of the United States on November 4, 2008

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. 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.

But Dreams From My Father is the book that most explains who Obama is. His strengths and weaknesses, which . I can see why Kucinich eventually endorsed Obama even though by 2008 he had smoothed out his radicalism. His strengths and weaknesses, which make him so admired by many and feared by his opponents, come out strongly. Opponents of Obama will find reasons to empathize with his experience and that of his family, but also will see how that experience shaped his worldview that was imposed on the American people.

Dreams from My Fathertells the story of Obama's struggle to understand the forces . Scott Turow "Obama's writing is incisive yet forgiving. This is a book worth savoring.

Dreams from My Fathertells the story of Obama's struggle to understand the forces that shaped him as the son of a black African father and white American mothera struggle that takes him from the American heartland to the ancestral home of his great-aunt in the tiny African village of Alego. when Barack was two, as the realities of race and power reassert themselves; and Barack's own awakening to the fears and doubts that exist not just between the larger black and white worlds but within himself.

Dreams from My Father touches an emotional fiber on all of u. Barack Obama pours his heart into this title and delivers an outstanding book.

Dreams from My Father touches an emotional fiber on all of us. A tale of the struggles of a man in finding meaning to his life, something we can all identify. However, this book can't be seen as a sad story because it also talks about the reconciliation of the two sides of his family and the journey he took to become the man he is today, the former president of the most powerful nation in the world.

BARACK OBAMA was elected President of the United States on November 4, 2008. But Dreams From My Father is the book that most explains who Obama is.

BARACK OBAMA was elected President of the United States on November 4, 2008

BARACK OBAMA was elected President of the United States on November 4, 2008.

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Kit
It's clear how from Obama's life how he became such a eloquent, elegant, intellectual, disciplined, balanced and compassionate man. I am impressed at how fascinating his life has been and by that I mean before his presidency. I am a big fan of Obama and his family based on what he achieved as our 44th president but after reading the book I know he earned every bit of his soulful nature. Well written and enjoyably readable, he is candid about his achievements and failures. His humanness but yet his extraordinary perseverance make him a fascinating main character. I particularly liked reading about his family in Africa and the time he spent with them. I have no doubt how formative it was for him to be a biracial, half African, half midwestern American living his childhood largely with his grandparents in Oahu having also spent a few of his young years in Indonesia with his mother and stepfather. This is a treat to read!!!!
Mysterious Wrench
It's a wonder I haven't read this book before. Since I first heard about it, I knew it would eventually drift my way and I am thankful it has. Barack's story, like so many others, is one of identity, affirmation, and of his profound sense of being present. Through eloquence and a seemingly poetic choice of words, we ride with him on a bumpy train of curiosity, loss, self exploration, personal development, persistence and joy. We visit each home and at each instance he brings it to life wrapping it in context and history and forcing readers to consider its impact on those involved.

As an African American man who has gained some momentum in being authentically me, I appreciate how much of him is also an amalgamation of those closest to him. Thank you Barack for sitting down and taking the time to share your journey with me, it was a worthy venture to explore this chapter in your life. However, as it should be, I'm left wanting more.
Painbrand
As Joe Scarborough has joked, Obama wrote his autobiography before he had really done anything. There are benefits
to this. The Audacity of Hope was written when he was already a Senator and about to run for President, and by then
his political skills had developed considerably. I expect that his next memoir will be extremely well written and polished.
But Dreams From My Father is the book that most explains who Obama is. His strengths and weaknesses, which make
him so admired by many and feared by his opponents, come out strongly. Opponents of Obama will find reasons to empathize
with his experience and that of his family, but also will see how that experience shaped his worldview that was imposed on
the American people. This book should also show why many people voted for him in the first place, not only because
he is an eloquent speaker and skilled writer, but because he has a compelling personal story.

Besides the trip to Kenya to search for his family roots, there is an extended reflection on his experience in Chicago as a
community organizer. I think this reveals a lot about Obama's qualities as well. There is a true desire to help and improve,
an intellectual talent, and yet there's always a geographical displacement and emotional detachment, an outsider's perspective
looking in, that somehow distances him even as he tries to immerse in the milieu. (Contrast Bill Clinton's I feel your pain). He is
sensitive, perhaps too sensitive and questioning, and yet somehow not empathetic enough for the opposing point of view (e.g.
pro life). The end of the book has a reflection from a few years later on being a law student, on justifying the justice system for the
powerless, making clear that he was not only liberal but radical. This shows how in his later political career, even when he tried
to transcend partisanship and made a lot of intellectual deliberation, he almost always arrived at conclusions on the left end of
the spectrum, because he was coming from the far left end. For instance, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, from whom he later had to
distance himself, is just a regular normal character in the narrative but was in fact a radical liberationist in his theology.
To me the book resembles, in some respects, even the gentle but dark humor, Dennis Kucinich's Courage to Survive, where
he did in Cleveland what Obama did in Chicago. I can see why Kucinich eventually endorsed Obama even though by 2008 he
had smoothed out his radicalism.

Despite the conflict between Western liberalism and traditional African values, Obama is very much a feminist and the Western position
won out despite his sympathy for Africa. And yet one of the more compelling passages of the book for me, not politically but personally,
is at the end where he reflects on how even in a family where the women have held together, the men have often been plagued by
doubts about their race and their masculinity and the cruelty that being male can bring with it. Regardless of politics, that is something
that the Obama family seems to have modeled well and overcome in the next generation, with his daughters although he didn't have boys.
Marilace
The best version of this is the audio version which Obama reads himself, even with different accents. This is a poignant book which describes his multi-cultural, biracial upbringing and thus explains his constant urge to help people understand each other, his desire to bridge divides. I had a paperback copy but I bought both the hardback version of the book, for enjoyment in the years to come, and the audio, which is captivating.
Uaha
A well-written book with unique insight on the early thinking of our future President. Although it is not a traditional autobiography, it has an even-paced narrative that sounds genuine and non-political. The only downside from my perspective is the lack of closure with his experience as a community organizer in Chicago. It seems that he accomplished a lot in Chicago and he vowed to return after his time in Harvard. But I'm curious to know the progress of Altgeld Gardens. Did he pick up where he left off? Or did he simply moved on because there's not much else he could've done. All in all, it's a very good read.
Soustil
I wanted to read this over the length of his presidency, but it never happened. It was a great read. Really helped me understand inner city life and the struggles of the black community. I appreciate his honesty and how hard he fought to make people's lives easier. Makes sense why he was such a great president. I was especially moved with how he explained the challenges of being both white and black. Such a great memoir. Fantastic.
Windforge
I enjoyed this a lot more than I expected. Obama clearly did not expect to run for POTUS when he wrote it and I appreciate the honesty and candor with which he discussed his life. I enjoyed this much more than I expected. I listened to Hillbilly Eligy just prior to this and the books compliment each other well though the authors are on different sides of the political spectrum.