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Dreams from My Father

Dreams from My Father
A Story of Race and Inheritance

by Barack Obama

  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2007-01-09
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0307394123
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF ESSENCE’S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS In this iconic memoir of his early days, Barack Obama “guides us straight to the intersection of the most serious questions of identity, class, and race” (The Washington Post Book World). “Quite extraordinary.”—Toni Morrison 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. Praise for Dreams from My Father “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 “Provocative . . . Persuasively describes the phenomenon of belonging to two different worlds, and thus belonging to neither.”—The New York Times Book Review “Obama’s writing is incisive yet forgiving. This is a book worth savoring.”—Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here “One of the most powerful books of self-discovery I’ve ever read, all the more so for its illuminating insights into the problems not only of race, class, and color, but of culture and ethnicity. It is also beautifully written, skillfully layered, and paced like a good novel.”—Charlayne Hunter-Gault, author of In My Place “Dreams from My Father is an exquisite, sensitive study of this wonderful young author’s journey into adulthood, his search for community and his place in it, his quest for an understanding of his roots, and his discovery of the poetry of human life. Perceptive and wise, this book will tell you something about yourself whether you are black or white.”—Marian Wright Edelman

Summary: Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Summary: Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
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by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dreams from My Father

Dreams from My Father
A Book

by Carol Hart

  • Publisher : Insight Publications
  • Release : 2011-12
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN : 1921411619
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Offers an analysis of the background, characters, and themes of the future president's memoir about his early years and his relationship with the Kenyan father her never really knew.

Should Barack Obama be President?

Should Barack Obama be President?
Dreams from My Father, the Audacity of Hope, Obama in '08?

by W. Frederick Zimmerman

  • Publisher : Nimble Books LLC
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0978813804
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This "nimble" book provides a pithy, funny, almost schizophrenic examination of all the arguments that I can think of, pro and con, on the subject of Senator Barack Obama's suitability for the office of President. My promise to you is that no matter how much you already know about Obama, this book will present you with new information and new perspectives. This is a "living" book that will be updated electronically every few months. This edition was last modified on October 17, 2006. The next update will occur in November 2006 with the addition of fifty pages devoted to analysis of DREAMS FROM MY FATHER and AUDACITY OF HOPE. Current purchasers can receive future updates for free by sending proof of purchase via e-mail to obama@nimblebooks.com.

DREAMS FROM MY FATHER INDEPENDENT EXCLUS

DREAMS FROM MY FATHER INDEPENDENT EXCLUS
A Book

by BARACK OBAMA

  • Publisher : INDEPENDENT EXCLUSIVE
  • Release : 2020-10-29
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781838854508
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Race and Identity in Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father

Race and Identity in Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father
A Collection of Critical Essays

by Michael A. Zeitler,Charlene T. Evans

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN : 9780773416017
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Written 15 years before his rise to the presidency, Barack Obama's 1994 'Dreams from My Father' is an important literary and cultural contribution to the national conversation. This book examines significant aspects of the text both in relation to the African American literary tradition and to the context of the relevant historical and cultural productions that inform it.

Barack Obama’s Literary Legacy

Barack Obama’s Literary Legacy
Readings of Dreams From My Father

by Richard Purcell,Henry Veggian

  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release : 2016-02-15
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 9781137501523
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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President Barack Obama's Dreams of My Father (1995) and The Audacity of Hope (2006) have received positive and extensive critical attention from both professional reviewers and University scholars. While literary intellectuals have praised Obama's memoirs for the style in which he composed them, social scientists and partisan political analysts have thus far generally monopolized discussion of President Obama's writings. Yet there has been a recent surge of interest in the literary merits of Obama's writings. Our volume understands "literary" to indicate a host of a priori relationships that successful, artful writing brings to the surface of a written work. These are instantiated in narrative form, thereby revealing what Edward W. Said famously defined as the "worldliness" of the literary object. In the case of President Obama's writings, and Dreams from My Father in particular, those relationships are evident in the author's negotiation of literary tradition, rhetorical modes and historical narratives. By positioning the "literary" at this vantage, at the point where writing and the world converge, the volume's contributors assert the indispensable, and urgent, import of understanding the President not only in political terms, but, more importantly, in literary terms that place him within a long tradition of American literary-political authorship.

Divided Inheritance

Divided Inheritance
Barack Obama - "Dreams from My Father" and James McBride - "The Color of Water"

by Eveline Podgorski

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2008-12-08
  • Pages : 22
  • ISBN : 3640226291
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Paderborn, course: Contemporary American Memoirs, 14 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Besides the novel and the autobiography, the memoir has become very popular, especially in the United States. What makes a memoir special? What are the key aspects the writer of a memoir has to observe? And what is it that differentiates the memoir from a simple novel or an autobiography? In our seminar “Contemporary American Novels”, we dealt with some recent outcomes that talk about different subjects – growing up with a divided inheritance, dealing with a rape and overcoming the death of a beloved person. In this term paper, I will take a closer look at the first subject, namely growing up with a divided inheritance, and memoir we read – “The Color of Water” by James McBride. To analyse several different issues that are raised in this book, I will compare it to another memoir, which also deals with the subject of growing up as a part of two different cultures. “Dreams from My Father” was written by the senator-elect from Illinois Barack Obama in the year 1995 and describes his life as the son of a white mother and a black father – just as James McBride. Firstly, I will discuss the theoretical conditions of the memoir as a genre on the basis of the three questions given above. Afterwards, I will go over to the two memoirs that shall be analysed. Since both authors grew up in almost the same time of racial discrimination a short introduction on the historical background of the two memoirs will be given. This is followed by a detailed analysis on different issues that are treated in the two memoirs: The relationship between Barack and his father compared to the relationship of James and his mother, as well as how the subjects of race and identity as they are experienced by the two authors. I will conclude this thesis in the final chapter.

African, American

African, American
From Tarzan to Dreams from My Father Africa in the US Imagination

by David Peterson del Mar

  • Publisher : Zed Books Ltd.
  • Release : 2017-06-15
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1783608560
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Africa has long gripped the American imagination. From the Edenic wilderness of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Tarzan novels to the ‘black Zion’ of Garvey’s Back-to-Africa movement, all manner of Americans - whether white or black, male or female - have come to see Africa as an idealized stage on which they can fashion new, more authentic selves. In this remarkable, panoramic work, David Peterson del Mar explores the ways in which American fantasies of Africa have evolved over time, as well as the role of Africans themselves in subverting American attitudes to their continent. Spanning seven decades, from the post-war period to the present day, and encompassing sources ranging from literature, film and music to accounts by missionaries, aid workers and travel writers, African, American is a fascinating deconstruction of ‘Africa’ as it exists in the American mindset.

Top Secret! What 100 Brave Critics Say about Dreams from My Father

Top Secret! What 100 Brave Critics Say about Dreams from My Father
A Story of Race and Inheritance

by Jacob Hacker

  • Publisher : Lennex
  • Release : 2013-04
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN : 9785517090706
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Dreams from My Father, Okay?

Dreams from My Father, Okay?
The Secret Memoir of Mitt Romney

by John Sedgwick

  • Publisher : Argo-Navis
  • Release : 2012-05
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN : 9780786753260
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In what the Washington Post has called “the scoop of the century,” the author and political operative John Sedgwick discovered Mitt Romney’s secret tell-all memoir in the Romney family vault in the basement of the Mormon tabernacle built in 1867 by Mitt Romney’s great grandfather. Never intended for publication, DREAMS FROM MY FATHER, OKAY? lays out, for the first time, aspects of the Romney psyche that have long been baffling mysteries. Among them: Romney’s reservations about his Mormon faith, his troubled marriage, his tortured relationship with his father, his insatiable political ambitions, his sexual hang-ups, and his abiding hatred for his dog, Seamus. Fiercely controversial, this work has become the center of an intense legal dispute that is likely to take years to resolve. The book’s many revelations have already been seized on by both presidential campaigns, and the memoir seems destined to be a pivotal issue in the fall election. “Amazing in its way, but nowhere near as good as mine.” President Barack Obama, author of Dreams From My Father. “I always thought the guy was nuttier than a barrel full of pecans—but now I know I was wrong. It’s two barrels.” James Carville, political consultant, author of Had Enough? A Handbook for Fighting Back “If you believe his memoir, as I do, Mr. Romney is utterly preposterous. If I were to ask, which is the least ridiculous thing about him--his religion, his politics, his character, or his dog, no one would doubt the answer.” Mark Twain, author of Huckleberry Finn.

Dreams of Inspiration in My Father's Hands

Dreams of Inspiration in My Father's Hands
A Book

by Ruth Freeman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018-03-16
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : 9781630732424
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Christian writer of poetry from inspirational dreams. Ruth has always loved the beautiful representation of how Gods inspirational words reflect when they connect with the human spirit and the souls humanity.

Of Thee I Sing

Of Thee I Sing
A Letter to My Daughters

by Barack Obama

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-11-23
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 1446430928
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped his nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all children. Breathtaking, evocative illustrations by award-winning artist Loren Long at once capture the personalities and achievements of these great Americans and the innocence and promise of childhood. This beautiful book celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans, from the nation's founders to generations to come. It is about the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths.

Barack 'em Up

Barack 'em Up
A Literary Investigation

by Lloyd Billingsley

  • Publisher : Centershot Books
  • Release : 2016-02-21
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 9780996858120
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Billingsley unmasks Barack Obama's life story as historical fiction." -Joel Gilbert, producer of Dreams from My Real Father "My father was a foreign student, born and raised in a small village in Kenya. He grew up herding goats, went to school in a tin-roof shack. His father, my grandfather, was a cook, a domestic servant to the British." That was Barack Obama's message to the Democratic Party convention back in 2004. The story first emerged in his 1995 Dreams from My Father but the author confessed a "stubborn desire to protect myself from scrutiny" and was not exactly forthcoming about his background. In 2008, the Dreams author became President of the United States but during his second term the mysteries mounted a surge. In 2012, Paul Kengor authored The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mentor. The professor argued that Davis, a Stalinist, was the president's true ideological father. That year Dreams from My Real Father, a documentary film by Joel Gilbert, made a case that Frank Marshall Davis was the president's true biological father. In writings from 1958-1964, including his letters, the Kenyan Barack Obama mentioned nothing about an American wife and Hawaiian-born son. That emerged in 2013 but the president never viewed the collection. In 2015, Gilbert tracked down Malik Obama, son of the Kenyan Barack Obama. Malik Obama noted a strong resemblance between the president and Frank Marshall Davis, right down to the spots on their face. "I don't know how I'd deal with it," Malik Obama said, "if it really came out that he really is a fraud or a con." No insider stepped forward to tell all, but in the 2017 Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, Pulitzer Prize winner David Garrow proclaimed that Dreams from My Father was "in multitudinous ways and without any question, a work of historical fiction" and the author a "composite character." Fellow college students call Barry, as he was known, a "GQ Marxist." Close friends see him as a "pompous jive" who likes to "masquerade." Reporters tell Garrow the president's narrative is "not entirely true." Was the 44th President of the United States, the most powerful man in the world, not really who he claimed to be? According to Joel Gilbert, Barack 'em Up "exposes the Obama story as the fraud of the century. Highly recommended!"

A Promised Land

A Promised Land
A Book

by Barack Obama

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2020-11-17
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN : 0241991412
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Times / Guardian / Telegraph / i News / The New York Times / Washington Post / NPR / Marie Claire A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency-a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation's highest office. Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune's Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden. A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective-the story of one man's bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of "hope and change," and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making. He is frank about the forces that opposed him at home and abroad, open about how living in the White House affected his wife and daughters, and unafraid to reveal self-doubt and disappointment. Yet he never wavers from his belief that inside the great, ongoing American experiment, progress is always possible. This beautifully written and powerful book captures Barack Obama's conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day.

The Roots of Obama's Rage

The Roots of Obama's Rage
A Book

by Dinesh D'Souza

  • Publisher : Regnery Publishing
  • Release : 2011-10-04
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 1596982764
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Argues that President Obama is driven by a deeply hostile anti-colonialism inherited from his father, describing how this mindset influences his policies to make America weaker and reduce its wealth and influence in the world.

Summary of A Promised Land

Summary of A Promised Land
by Barack Obama - A Comprehensive Summary

by Alexander Cooper

  • Publisher : BookSummaryGr
  • Release : 2021-02-08
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Summary of A Promised Land This is a summary of A Promised Land by the 44th president of the United States, Barrack Obama, released in November 2020. About The Author Barrack Hussein Obama is the first US president of African descent and a member of the Democratic Party. He governed between the years 2009 and 2017, prior to which he had been the Illinois Senator. Obama was born in 1961 to an African immigrant and an American mother with European roots. He grew up with an absentee father who had moved back to Africa after his parents divorced. He admits that his father's absence had shaped him more than the few moments in which he was present. Obama is married to Michelle Obama, and together they have two daughters. Michelle has played a critical role in the making of the Obama that we know. This becomes even more evident in the book A Promised Land. President Obama has written two other books before this one; Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope. About The Book The book is a memoir about his time in office; he started writing it shortly after his term ended. The book has 768 pages and has seven parts and twenty-seven chapters. President Obama chronicles his political journey and talks about the people and groups of people who helped him in this journey. He also writes about his thoughts, ideas, and principles concerning politics and personal life. Obama wrote this book in a conversational tone, luring the reader into being immersed in the story and the events he describes in the book. What is unique is Obama does not shy away from giving credit to all those who helped him through the years to make his journey possible, from his speechwriters to the strategists. This book seeks to summarize the book to give you an idea of what the book is about, chapter by chapter, so you can decide whether to get yourself a copy of the book for further reading. Let’s begin. Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: - A Full Book Summary - An Analysis - Fun quizzes - Quiz Answers - Etc Get a copy of this summary and learn about the book.

Change We Can Believe In

Change We Can Believe In
A Book

by Barack Obama,

  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release : 2008-12-11
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1847674542
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The election of Barack Obama as President of the United States was a defining moment in American history. After years of failed policies, Barack Obama was given the chance to reclaim the American dream. He proved himself to be a new kind of leader – one who could bring people together, be honest about the challenges we all face and move his nation forward. Change We Can Believe In outlines his vision for America and its standing in the world.

Dreams of American College Students

Dreams of American College Students
A Book

by Calvin Springer Hall

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1963
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Dream Begins

The Dream Begins
How Hawai'i Shaped Barack Obama

by Stu Glauberman,Jerry Burris

  • Publisher : Watermark Pub
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Born and raised in the most multicultural state in the union, Barack Obama bears the indelible stamp of his native Hawai'i. The self-described "skinny kid with the funny name" flourished in the Islands, where local values foster tolerance, compromise and mutual respect-and where diversity defines people rather than divides them. Here is a coming-of-age story set in Hawi'i's storied "melting pot"-a revealing look at what makes Obama tick. Book jacket.