Dreams from My Father



Dreams from My Father 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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  • Paperback
  • 453 pages
  • Dreams from My Father
  • Barack Obama
  • English
  • 13 July 2019
  • 1921351438

10 thoughts on “Dreams from My Father

  1. Sarah says:

    As Super Tuesday approaches and we try to separate empty promises and strategic moves from real, actual thoughts and goals, I couldn t have read a better book than Dreams From My Father.Here s why even though I didn t realize it when I picked it up, Obama wrote this book over ten years ago, when he was fresh out of law school and long before he was worrying about what people wanted to hear It is, I think, a great way to get to know the candidate outside of the media, the hype, and the confus As Super Tuesday approaches and we try to separate empty promises and strategic moves from real, actual thoughts and goals, I couldn t have read a better book than Dreams From My Father.Here s why even though I didn t realize it when I picked it up, Obama wrote this book over ten years ago, when he was fresh out of law school and long before he was worrying about what people wanted to hear It is, I think, a great way to get to know the candidate outside of the media, the hype, and the confusion that comes along with a presidential bid.The book follows Barack through his childhood in Hawaii and Indonesia, his community work in Chicago, and his journey to meet his father s family in Kenya Along the way, he has to come to terms with the death of his abse...

  2. Elyse says:

    Audiobook..read by Barack Obama An oldie but goodie It was wonderful listening to Obama He s so cordialand.ordinary and extraordinary I especially loved when Obama talked about his mother I laughed when mom forced Obama to eat his breakfast each day before school with Obama rolling his eyes as if it was torture I could relate I did everything I could to get out of eating breakfast as a kid but where my mother just gave up and went back to bed Obama s mother Audiobook..read by Barack Obama An oldie but goodie It was wonderful listening to Obama He s so cordialand.ordinary and extraordinary I especially loved when Obama talked about his mother I laughed when mom forced Obama to eat his breakfast each day before school with Obama rolling his eyes as if it was torture I could relate I did everything I could to get out of eating breakfast as a kid but where my mother just gave up and went back to bed Obama s mother gave him the evil eye and made him eat and said. listen buster, it s no picnic for me either At the very beginning of this audiobook which has been updated since the book was first written.Obama says if he were to have written this book today he may have written the entire thing about his mother There is not a day that goes by that he does not miss her.Obama s mother is a woman I would have liked to have met She was an exceptional woman and it s no accident that she raised a brilliant son Sh...

  3. Michelle says:

    With Barack Obama running for president, I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at who this candidate was I had been warned by another friend not a Obama supporter, I should note that it was poorly written and its message unclear This perplexed me a bit since that had been contrary to what it seemed like everyone had been saying.Well, I, on the other hand, found it a completely absorbing read It s well written and an interesting story I wish everyone could read it there are so m With Barack Obama running for president, I thought it would be a good idea to...

  4. Sam says:

    In early 2017, for many people in the U.S and abroad, Obama nostalgia is real and rampant I used the moment to look back at Barack Obama before he was president, before he was a US Senator and a state senator for Illinois, and discover the making of the man in his memoir Dreams from My Father Overall, I d give this 3.5 stars and round up to 4 stars I very much enjoyed parts of Obama s journey to adulthood, especially his childhood in Hawaii and Indonesia which I found in...

  5. Diane says:

    Great read about understanding and finding out his past upbringing,life and history paperback

  6. Lorenzo Pilla says:

    Forget for a moment who the author has become This is not a book written by a politician or a would be president It s a book that was written by someone who subsequently became those things For that reason, it s a very honest account of an American coming to terms with who he is and where he s from As a bonus, Obama happens to be an excellent writer He has a good sense of how to fashion an interesting narrative, so his personal story is very engaging.As a normal part of becoming an adult, a Forget for a moment who the author has become This is not a book written by a politician or a would be president It s a book that was written by someone who subsequently became those things For that reason, it s a very honest account of an American coming to terms with who he is and where he s from As a bonus, Obama happens to be an excellent writer He has a good sense of how to fashion an interesting narrative, so his personal story is very engaging.As a normal part of becoming an adult, a boy at some point begins to look critically at, and compare himself to, his f...

  7. Diane says:

    I listened to this audiobook in the waning days of Obama s presidency Dreams from My Father is about Obama s family, his childhood, and how he got his start in community organizing in Chicago.Some of my favorite stories were about Barack s grandparents, his memories of his mother and father, and finally, his visit to Kenya to meet his African relatives It was interesting to read this memoir, first published in 1995, and to recognize all that Obama has accomplished since writing it The audio f I listened to this audiobook in the waning days of Obama s presidency Dreams from My Father is about Obama s family, his childhood, and how he got his start in community organizing in Chicago.Some of my favorite stories were about Barack s grandparents, his memories of his mother and father, and finall...

  8. Diane Wallace says:

    Great read about understanding and finding out his past upbringing,life and history etc paperback

  9. Chris says:

    This is one of those books that I want to buy for everyone I know Apart from any of the political ideas in the book or whether or not one is excited by his presidency, Obama is a fantastic writer this is one of the best memoirs I have ever read Apart from an occasional slip into melodramatic prose very occasional, and certainly less than the average memoir , the prose balanced clarity and description, and Obama very consciously keeps from slipping into nostalgia or over idealizing any time This is one of those books that I want to buy for everyone I know Apart from any of the political ideas in the book or whether or not one is excited by his presidency, Obama is a fantastic writer this is one of the best memoirs I have ever read Apart from an occasional slip into melodramatic prose very occasional, and certainly less than the average me...

  10. Shannon says:

    What a thought provoking book The book is split into three sections Origins, Chicago and Kenya I tried splitting up my reading of it in roughly the same manner since it s easier for me to get through a non fiction book if I intersperse it with fiction.I think each section left me with a different series of questions Origins left me thinking about community its value, how we choose it, are chosen by it, and what it means to be within and without community Origins also made me ponder how ch What a thought provoking book The book is split into three sections Origins, Chicago and Kenya I tried splitting up my reading of it in roughly...

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