Barack Obama

Barack Obama

Barack Obama was raised by a single mother and his grandparents. They didn't have much money, but they taught him values from the Kansas heartland where they grew up. He took out loans to put himself through school. After college, he worked for Christian churches in Chicago, helping communities devastated when steel plants closed. Obama turned down lucrative job offers after law school to return to Chicago, leading a successful voter registration drive. He joined a small law firm, taught constitutional law and, guided by his Christian faith, stayed active in his community. He was elected President of the United States in 2008. Obama and his wife Michelle are proud parents of two daughters, Sasha and Malia.

About Dreams From My Father:

Barack Obama's memoir, written long before his political career began, is a remarkable story of one man's search for his identity.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 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.

Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters, published in 2010, is a beautiful book that celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans, from the nation's founders to generations to come. It is about the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths.

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Name: Barack Obama

Date of birth: 1961

Place of birth: Hawaii

Current home: Washington DC

Education: Columbia University

Similar Authors : Martin Luther King, Alex Haley

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Of Thee I Sing

Of Thee I Sing

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In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped his nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of...
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Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters

Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters (Hardback)

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Published: 16/11/2010
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The Promise of America: Barack Obama's Plan to Restore America's Greatness

The Promise of America: Barack Obama's Plan to Restore America's Greatness (Paperback)

by [Then] Barack Obama

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Published: 01/04/2009
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Yes We Can! Speeches of Barack Obama

Yes We Can! Speeches of Barack Obama (Audio CD)

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Published: 16/04/2009
Publisher: Hachette Audio

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Yes We Can! Speeches of Barack Obama (Audio CD)

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Published: 16/04/2009
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Change We Can Believe in: Barack Obama's Plan to Renew America's Promise

Change We Can Believe in: Barack Obama's Plan to Renew America's Promise (Paperback)

by President Barack Obama

Format: Paperback 304 pages
Published: 26/03/2009
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd

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"Change We Can Believe In" outlines Barack Obama's vision for America and its standing in the world. In these pages you will find bold... Read more

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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (Paperback)

by President Barack Obama

Format: Paperback 464 pages
Published: 05/06/2008
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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (Audio CD)

by President Barack Obama

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Published: 21/08/2008
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The Plan: Barack Obama's Promise to America and His Plan for the Economy, Iraq, Healthcare, and More

The Plan: Barack Obama's Promise to America and His Plan for the Economy, Iraq, Healthcare, and More (Paperback)

by [Then] President-Ele Barack Obama

Format: Paperback 160 pages
Published: 01/03/2009
Publisher: Pacific Publishing Studio

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The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (Paperback)

by President Barack Obama

Format: Paperback 384 pages
Published: 07/02/2008
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd

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