Nine Years Before The Senate Campaign That Made Him One Of The Most Influential And Compelling Voices In American Politics, Barack Obama Published This Lyrical, Unsentimental, And Powerfully Affecting Memoir, Which Became A 1 New York Times Bestseller When It Was Reissued In 2004 Dreams From My Father Tells The Story Of Obama S Struggle To Understand The Forces That Shaped Him As The Son Of A Black African Father And White American Mother A Struggle That Takes Him From The American Heartland To The Ancestral Home Of His Great Aunt In The Tiny African Village Of Alego Obama Opens His Story In New York, Where He Hears That His Father A Figure He Knows As A Myth Than As A Man Has Died In A Car Accident The News Triggers A Chain Of Memories As Barack Retraces His Family S Unusual History The Migration Of His Mother S Family From Small Town Kansas To The Hawaiian Islands The Love That Develops Between His Mother And A Promising Young Kenyan Student, A Love Nurtured By Youthful Innocence And The Integrationist Spirit Of The Early Sixties His Father S Departure From Hawaii 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.Propelled By A Desire To Understand Both The Forces That Shaped Him And His Father S Legacy, Barack Moves To Chicago To Work As A Community Organizer There, Against The Backdrop Of Tumultuous Political And Racial Conflict, He Works To Turn Back The Mounting Despair Of The Inner City His Story Becomes One With Those Of The People He Works With As He Learns About The Value Of Community, The Necessity Of Healing Old Wounds, And The Possibility Of Faith In The Midst Of Adversity.Barack S Journey Comes Full Circle In Kenya, Where He Finally Meets The African Side Of His Family And Confronts The Bitter Truth Of His Father S Life Traveling Through A Country Racked By Brutal Poverty And Tribal Conflict, But Whose People Are Sustained By A Spirit Of Endurance And Hope, Barack Discovers That He Is Inescapably Bound To Brothers And Sisters Living An Ocean Away And That By Embracing Their Common Struggles He Can Finally Reconcile His Divided Inheritance.A Searching Meditation On The Meaning Of Identity In America, Dreams From My Father Might Be The Most Revealing Portrait We Have Of A Major American Leader A Man Who Is Playing, And Will Play, An Increasingly Prominent Role In Healing A Fractious And Fragmented Nation.
Barack Obama was the 44th President of the United States of America He was the first African American to be elected President of the United States and was the first to be nominated for President by a major U.S political party He was the junior U.S Senator from Illinois from 2005 until he resigned on November 16, 2008, following his election to the Presidency.Barack Obama is the son of Barack O Barack Obama was the 44th President of the United States of America He was the first African American to be elected President of the United States and was the first to be nominated for President by a major U.S political party He was the junior U.S Senator from Illinois from 2005 until he resigned on November 16, 2008, following his election to the Presidency.Barack Obama is the son of Barack Obama, Sr and Ann Dunham He graduated from Columbia University in 1983, then moved to Chicago in 1985 to work for a church based group seeking to improve living conditions in poor neighborhoods plagued with crime and high unemployment In 1991, Obama graduated from Harvard Law School where he was the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review In addition to his work as a community organizer, Obama practiced as a civil rights attorney before serving three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004 He also taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004 During his eight years in the Illinois State Senate, Obama worked with both Democrats and Republicans to help working families get ahead by creating programs like the state Earned Income Tax Credit, which in three years provided over 100 million in tax cuts to families across the state Obama also pushed through an expansion of early childhood education, and after a number of inmates on death row were found innocent, Senator Obama enlisted the support of law enforcement officials to draft legislation requiring the videotaping of interrogations and confessions in all capital cases.As a member of the Democratic minority in the 109th Congress, he helped create legislation to control conventional weapons and to promote greater public accountability in the use of federal funds He also made official trips to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa During the 110th Congress, he helped create legislation regarding lobbying and electoral fraud, climate change, nuclear terrorism, and care for returned U.S military personnel.President Obama is especially proud of being a husband and father of two daughters, Malia and Sasha President Obama and his wife, Michelle, married in 1992 and have a home in Chicago s South Side
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