Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Rock on, Obama
Dreams From My Father - A Story of Race and Inheritance
Paperback, 457 pages
200 x 130 x 25mm (L x W x H)
Published by Three Rivers Press
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.
The Audacity Of Hope - Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream
Paperback, 375 pages
203 x 131 x 20mm (L x W x H)
Published by Three Rivers Press (CA)
Obama has written a book of transforming power. Only by returning to the principles that gave birth to the Constitution, he says, can Americans repair a political process that is broken, and restore to working order a government that has fallen dangerously out of touch with millions of ordinary Americans.