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The son of a black African father and a white American mother, Obama was only two years old when his father walked out on the family. Many years ...Show synopsisThe son of a black African father and a white American mother, Obama was only two years old when his father walked out on the family. Many years later, Obama receives a phone call from Nairobi: his father is dead. This sudden news inspires an emotional odyssey for Obama, determined to learn the truth of his father's life and reconcile his divided inheritance. Written at the age of thirty-three, "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 the people we are.Hide synopsis
Dreams from My Father:: A Story of Race and Inheritance (Crown Publishing Group (NY)) – Hardcover (1995)
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Hardcover, Crown Publishing Group (NY) 1995
ISBN: 081292343X ISBN-13: 9780812923438
Obama, the son of a white American mother and a black African father, writes an elegant and compelling biography that powerfully articulates America's racial battleground and tells of his search for his place in black America. 8 pages of photos.Obama, the son of a white American mother and a black African father, writes an elegant and compelling biography that powerfully articulates America's racial battleground and tells of his search for his place in black America. 8 pages of photos.Hide
Description:Good+ with no dust jacket. 081292343X. Peel to rear cover, light...Good+ with no dust jacket. 081292343X. Peel to rear cover, light cock, edgewear, edge fading, otherwise light wear; noDJ. Solid hardcover.; First edition, first printing (with First Edition stated and number string without 1 in Random House method) of President Obama's first book, a memoir of his search for meaning to his life as a black American.; xi, 403 pages.
Description:Good in good dust jacket. Manufacturing defect to front endpaper...Good in good dust jacket. Manufacturing defect to front endpaper. It looks as if the glue the binders used was too hot and burned a small hole in the paper right at the seam. Else VG+/VG+. E-mail for pics. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 403 p. Audience: General/trade.
Description:Good. 081292343X Good+; Hardcover, No Jacket; 1995, Times Books...Good. 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.
Description:Very Good. 1995 Times First Edition, First printing of this...Very Good. 1995 Times First Edition, First printing of this scarce memoir from President Obama; published in 1995 in extremely limited quantities before Obama ran for the State Senate, let alone the Presidency; book is essentially in like new condition; there is only the slightest hints of shelf wear that this book has even been touched and could not have been found in any better condition on a bookshelf 18 years ago when this book was published in such limited quantity; no marks on or in the book; dust jacket remains unclipped and jacket is without any tears or chips of any kind; sent from Maplewood, NJ with the utmost of care.
Description:good in good dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 403 p...good in good dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 403 p. Audience: General/trade. First printing hardcover. The book is near very good with shelfwear, several dogearred corners and 2 pages near the end of the book with underlining. The mylar protected dust jacket is near very good with rubbing, edgewear and some creasing. A nice example of a very scarce first edition.
Description:Very Good. New York: Times Books, 1995: First Edition, First...Very Good. New York: Times Books, 1995: First Edition, First Printing with statement of "First Edition" on the copyright page, and the proper number line "98765432" denoting a first printing in this case. In original dust jacket with the proper price of $23.00 intact. In Good condition, with some signs of use and wear. Clean pages, with a few page corners creased. Sound binding. Light wear and rubbing to boards, with a significant ding to the top edge of the front board. Burn mark to gutter of front paste down, which likely occurred during the production of this book since others of this particular book have turned up with similar defects. The dust jacket shows light wear overall, surface creases with scuffing to the verso, light edge wear and rubbing. The jacket is now housed in a brand new, removable protective sleeve, and presents well.
Description:Very Good. Condition: Very Good +; Notes: 8vo. 403pgs. True...Very Good. Condition: Very Good +; Notes: 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.; a.
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. First Edition. First...Very good in very good dust jacket. First Edition. First Printing of the First Edition. Very nice hardcover copy in dustjacket, no real flaws, carefully read once. slight exterior scuff Tracking provided on most orders.
I don't even feel as if I should give this any type of star rating but I am required so I give it 2 stars. A bit disappointing for me and maybe it was because of Obama's narration...I'm just not sure. It just seemed to drone on and on for me and when I got to the part I was looking forward to (Obama ...
Barack Obama's memoir of his childhood and early career as a community organizer is incredibly honest and engaging. It is especially fascinating to read now that he is the President-Elect, because it was written before he ever ran for any sort of office and therefore is free of any word-mincing or ...
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