Summary: 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 famil
y 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.
Summary: 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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:04 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Three Rivers Press Published: 08/09/2004 International: No
"Provocative . . . Persuasively describes the phenomenon of belonging to two different worlds, and thus belonging to neither."
--New York Times Book Review
"Fluidly, calmly, insightfully, Obama guides us straight to the intersection of the most serious questions of identity, class, and race."
--Washington Post Book World
"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."
"Obama's writing is incisive yet forgiving. This is a book worth savoring."
--Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here
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xvii, 453 pp.; 21 cm. Revised Edition. Tight, clean copy. "BARACK OBAMA graduated from Harvard Law School in 1991, where he served as the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. He...show more has worked as a community organizer, civil rights attorney, and law professor. Since 1997, he has represented parts of Chicago's South Side in the Illinois General Assembly, and he is currently the Democratic nominee to become the junior U.S. senator from Illinois. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Michelle, and daughters, Malia and Sasha." - Publisher. ...show less
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2004 Trade paperback Fine. No dust jacket as issued. Tight binding with clean text. Cover has some wear along edges. Revised edition with 2004 Democratic Keynote speech. Trade paperback (US). Glued ...show morebinding. 480 p. Audience: Young adult. President 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 ...show less
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2004 Paperback Fine. No Jacket Size: 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall; Three Rivers Press Trade Paperback Fine condition. No edge-wear or blemishes, unmarked, uncreased, fine copy. Text block clean and bright...show more. An unsentimental and compelling memoir of the son of a black African father and a white American mother who became the President of the United States. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2004 Revised, fourty-ninth printing. 5" x 8" tall; 457 pages with Preface to the 2004 Edition. (15% Sale Price off) ...show less
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New York, New York, U.S.A. 2004 Trade Paperback Later Printing Fine The compelling memoir of Barrack Obama. Softcover, xvii, 457 pp. Excellent condition.
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