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Main Title Dreams from my father : a story of race and inheritance /
Author Obama, Barack,
Publisher Three Rivers Press,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 55534889
ISBN 1400082773; 9781400082773
Subjects African American legislators--Illinois--Biography ; Racially mixed people--United States--Biography ; Racism against Black people--United States ; United States--Race relations ; African Americans--Biography ; 7162 ethnic relations (sociology) ; Racial discrimination--(NL-LeOCL)078643481 ; Race relations--(NL-LeOCL)07864352X ; Presidents--(NL-LeOCL)078635225 ; United States--(NL-LeOCL)078939836 ; Candidats a la pr esidence-- Etats-Unis--Biographies ; Noirs am ericains--Biographies ; M etis-- Etats-Unis ; Racisme-- Etats-Unis ; Etats-Unis--Relations interethniques ; Rasism--F orenta staterna ; Afro-amerikaner--biografi ; Racism--United States ; Candidats áa la pršidence--âEtats-Unis--Biographies ; Noirs américains--Biographies ; Métis--âEtats-Unis ; Racisme--âEtats-Unis ; âEtats-Unis--Relations interethniques ; Rasism--Fèorenta staterna
Additional Subjects Obama, Barack ; Obama, Barack,--1961---(NL-LeOCL)287770850 ; Obama, Barack Hussein,--(1961- )--Biographies
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EJAM  E185.97.O23A3 2004 BEPAC Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 11/12/2014
Edition 1st pbk. ed.; Rev. ed.
Collation xvii, 457 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published in slightly different form: New York : Times Books, 1995. With new introduction and text from keynote address to the Democratic Convention, 2004.
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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. pt. 1. Origins -- pt. 2. Chicago -- pt. 3. Kenya.