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Dreams from My Father

Dreams from My Father
A Story of Race and Inheritance

by Barack Obama

  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • 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

Dreams From My Father

Dreams From My Father
A Story of Race and Inheritance

by Barack Obama

  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Release : 2008-02-25
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 1921351438
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Before Barack Obama became a politician he was, among other things, a writer. Dreams from My Father is his masterpiece: a refreshing, revealing portrait of a young man asking the big questions about identity and belonging. The son of a black African father and a white American mother, Obama recounts an emotional odyssey. He retraces the migration of his mother’s family from Kansas to Hawaii, then to his childhood home in Indonesia. Finally he travels to Kenya, where he confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.

Dreams From My Father

Dreams From My Father
A Story of Race and Inheritance

by Barack Obama

  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release : 2007-06-03
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 184767352X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An international bestseller which has sold over a million copies in the UK, Dreams From My Father is a refreshing, revealing portrait of a young man asking big questions about identity and belonging. The son of a Black African father and a white American mother, Barack Obama recounts an emotional odyssey, retracing the migration of his mother's family from Kansas to Hawai'i, then to his childhood home in Indonesia. Finally he travels to Kenya, where he confronts the bitter truth of his father's life and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. Written nearly fifteen years before becoming president, Dreams from My Father is an unforgettable read. It illuminates not only Obama's journey, but also our universal desire to understand our history and what makes us who we are.

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

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

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In My Place

In My Place
A Book

by Charlayne Hunter-Gault

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 0679748180
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first black woman to attend the University of Georgia recounts her youthful dreams, her witness to the brutal realities of segregation, and her career as a correspondent for the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Change We Can Believe In

Change We Can Believe In
Barack Obama's Plan to Renew America's Promise

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2008-09-08
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780307460462
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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At this defining moment in our history, Americans are hungry for change. After years of failed policies and failed politics from Washington, this is our chance to reclaim the American dream. Barack Obama has proven to be a new kind of leader–one who can bring people together, be honest about the challenges we face, and move this nation forward. Change We Can Believe In outlines his vision for America. In these pages you will find bold and specific ideas about how to fix our ailing economy and strengthen the middle class, make health care affordable for all, achieve energy independence, and keep America safe in a dangerous world. Change We Can Believe In asks you not just to believe in Barack Obama’s ability to bring change to Washington, it asks you to believe in yours.

The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope
Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

by Barack Obama

  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2006-10-17
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0307382095
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Barack Obama’s lucid vision of America’s place in the world and call for a new kind of politics that builds upon our shared understandings as Americans, based on his years in the Senate “In our lowdown, dispiriting era, Obama’s talent for proposing humane, sensible solutions with uplifting, elegant prose does fill one with hope.”—Michael Kazin, The Washington Post In July 2004, four years before his presidency, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what Obama called “the audacity of hope.” The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama’s call for a different brand of politics—a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the “endless clash of armies” we see in congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of “our improbable experiment in democracy.” He explores those forces—from the fear of losing to the perpetual need to raise money to the power of the media—that can stifle even the best-intentioned politician. He also writes, with surprising intimacy and self-deprecating humor, about settling in as a senator, seeking to balance the demands of public service and family life, and his own deepening religious commitment. At the heart of this book is Barack Obama’s vision of how we can move beyond our divisions to tackle concrete problems. He examines the growing economic insecurity of American families, the racial and religious tensions within the body politic, and the transnational threats—from terrorism to pandemic—that gather beyond our shores. And he grapples with the role that faith plays in a democracy—where it is vital and where it must never intrude. Underlying his stories is a vigorous search for connection: the foundation for a radically hopeful political consensus. Only by returning to the principles that gave birth to our Constitution, Obama says, can Americans repair a political process that is broken, and restore to working order a government that has fallen dangerously out of touch with millions of ordinary Americans. Those Americans are out there, he writes—“waiting for Republicans and Democrats to catch up with them.”

What Night Brings

What Night Brings
A Book

by Carla Trujillo

  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Release : 2003-04-01
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 0810133008
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What Night Brings focuses on a Chicano working-class family living in California during the 1960s. Marci-smart, feisty and funny-tells the story with the wisdom of someone twice her age as she determines to defy her family and God in order to find her identity, sexuality and freedom. "Carla Trujillo's What Night Brings puts one more wonderful Latina novelist on the must-read list right up there beside Sandra Cisneros, Julia Alvarez and Cristina Garcia. This moving story, told in the completely convincing voice of its young protagonist, explores living with domestic abuse and longing for the maternal protection that always fails to materialize. We touch the mysteries of religion in a child's life, and are completely captivated by a young girl's budding lesbian identity. Character and situation building are exemplary, yet we are hit hard when the book takes its final turn. What Night Brings is a page-turner that lingers long after the last page has been turned."-Margaret Randall "A story that is at once heartbreaking and hilarious, beautifully told by a wise and wise-cracking young girl."-Sandra Cisneros

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.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama
The Story

by David Maraniss

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-06-19
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN : 1439167532
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From one of our preeminent journalists and modern historians comes the epic story of Barack Obama and the world that created him. In Barack Obama: The Story, David Maraniss has written a deeply reported generational biography teeming with fresh insights and revealing information, a masterly narrative drawn from hundreds of interviews, including with President Obama in the Oval Office, and a trove of letters, journals, diaries, and other documents. The book unfolds in the small towns of Kansas and the remote villages of western Kenya, following the personal struggles of Obama’s white and black ancestors through the swirl of the twentieth century. It is a roots story on a global scale, a saga of constant movement, frustration and accomplishment, strong women and weak men, hopes lost and deferred, people leaving and being left. Disparate family threads converge in the climactic chapters as Obama reaches adulthood and travels from Honolulu to Los Angeles to New York to Chicago, trying to make sense of his past, establish his own identity, and prepare for his political future. Barack Obama: The Story chronicles as never before the forces that shaped the first black president of the United States and explains why he thinks and acts as he does. Much like the author’s classic study of Bill Clinton, First in His Class, this promises to become a seminal book that will redefine a president.

Obama Effect, The

Obama Effect, The
Multidisciplinary Renderings of the 2008 Campaign

by Heather E. Harris,Kimberly R. Moffitt,Catherine R. Squires

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2010-09-20
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1438436610
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Timely, multidisciplinary analysis of Obama’s presidential campaign, its context, and its impact.

Dreams from Our Founding Fathers

Dreams from Our Founding Fathers
First Principles in the Age of Obama

by Ron DeSantis

  • Publisher : High-Pitched Hum Publishing
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : 9781934666807
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race

Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race
A Book

by Debby Irving

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014-01
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 9780991331307
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For twenty-five years, Debby Irving sensed inexplicable racial tensions in her personal and professional relationships. As a colleague and neighbor, she worried about offending people she dearly wanted to befriend. As an arts administrator, she didn't understand why her diversity efforts lacked traction. As a teacher, she found her best efforts to reach out to students and families of color left her wondering what she was missing. Then, in 2009, one "aha!" moment launched an adventure of discovery and insight that drastically shifted her worldview and upended her life plan. In Waking Up White, Irving tells her often cringe-worthy story with such openness that readers will turn every page rooting for her-and ultimately for all of us.

The Bridge

The Bridge
The Life and Rise of Barack Obama

by David Remnick

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 662
  • ISBN : 037570230X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Examines the experiences of Barack Obama's life and explores the ambition behind his rise to the presidency, from his relationship with his parents to how social and racial tensions influenced his philosophy.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
A Book

by Benjamin Alire Saenz

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-02-21
  • Pages : 359
  • ISBN : 1442408928
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents and his family that he has never asked before.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Book

by William Shakespeare

  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release : 2008-09-05
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 1137004142
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the Royal Shakespeare Company – a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's most loved comedy. This book includes: * An introduction to A Midsummer Night's Dream by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate * The play – with clear explanatory notes on each page * A scene-by-scene analysis * An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre * A rich exploration of approaches to staging the play The most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it. This book presents a historical overview of A Midsummer Night's Dream in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with three leading Directors – Michael Boyd, Gregory Doran and Tim Supple – so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible - a variety that gives Shakespeare his unique capacity to be reinvented and made 'our contemporary' four centuries after his death. www.rscshakespeare.co.uk

Reading Obama

Reading Obama
Dreams, Hope, and the American Political Tradition

by James T. Kloppenberg

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-02-26
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 1400842034
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Derided by the Right as dangerous and by the Left as spineless, Barack Obama puzzles observers. In Reading Obama, James T. Kloppenberg reveals the sources of Obama's ideas and explains why his principled aversion to absolutes does not fit contemporary partisan categories. Obama's commitments to deliberation and experimentation derive from sustained engagement with American democratic thought. In a new preface, Kloppenberg explains why Obama has stuck with his commitment to compromise in the first three years of his presidency, despite the criticism it has provoked. Reading Obama traces the origins of his ideas and establishes him as the most penetrating political thinker elected to the presidency in the past century. Kloppenberg demonstrates the influences that have shaped Obama's distinctive worldview, including Nietzsche and Niebuhr, Ellison and Rawls, and recent theorists engaged in debates about feminism, critical race theory, and cultural norms. Examining Obama's views on the Constitution, slavery and the Civil War, the New Deal, and the civil rights movement, Kloppenberg shows Obama's sophisticated understanding of American history. Obama's interest in compromise, reasoned public debate, and the patient nurturing of civility is a sign of strength, not weakness, Kloppenberg argues. He locates its roots in Madison, Lincoln, and especially in the philosophical pragmatism of William James and John Dewey, which nourished generations of American progressives, black and white, female and male, through much of the twentieth century, albeit with mixed results. Reading Obama reveals the sources of Obama's commitment to democratic deliberation: the books he has read, the visionaries who have inspired him, the social movements and personal struggles that have shaped his thinking. Kloppenberg shows that Obama's positions on social justice, religion, race, family, and America's role in the world do not stem from a desire to please everyone but from deeply rooted--although currently unfashionable--convictions about how a democracy must deal with difference and conflict.

There Are No Children Here

There Are No Children Here
The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America

by Alex Kotlowitz

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2011-11-30
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0307814289
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the moving and powerful account of two remarkable boys struggling to survive in Chicago's Henry Horner Homes, a public housing complex disfigured by crime and neglect. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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.

Summary of Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father by Swift Reads

Summary of Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father by Swift Reads
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by Swift Reads

  • Publisher : Swift Reads
  • Release : 2019-06-28
  • Pages : 31
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (1994) by Barack Obama chronicles his quest to understand how the varied threads of his upbringing, including his father’s absence and his multiracial and multinational roots, shaped him and his understanding of his place in the world. Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961 to Stanley Ann Dunham, a white woman, and Barack Obama Sr., a black economist from Kenya. Obama Sr. and Dunham met while studying at the University of Hawaii... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.