When I think of every possibility of the world that is one. The autobiography of Barack Obama written in 1992 is a great voyage through humankind in recent history & our time. Perhaps it would seem plot of destiny or something such in material world that needn't explanation, but as well as written is an pleasure to reading.
The author start with his first memories in Hawaii with his mother across childhood in Indonesia, after in university and Chicago as lawyer, the trip in Europe & finally in Kenya after father death to know his family and origins.
Now the book is very readable and understanding matters as the race, the sense of the life helpful for someone or all....Continua
I have tried reading this book several times, but I ended up setting it aside in all two or three occasions. It's not that the book is bad. It contains a few good reflections on American politics, and Obama tries to discuss the issues from a point of view that is not overly partisan. Still, it reads as what I think it was, the presentation of someone who was getting ready to run for President....Continua
This man's a genius, he should run for President of the United States! Actually when this book first came out in 2006 I realized then that it was Senator Obama's unofficial announcement that he was going to be running in 2008, it just took me until now to dedicate the time to read it. He puts forth a lot of good ideas in this book but as we see in politics ideas don't always translate into policy, especially in a two-party system where one side counts an opponents defeat as a win for their side. If half these ideas could ever be implemented, (and most of them seem pretty tame), America and the world could be a better place....Continua
Written before Barack Obama became President or even a politician, Dreams from my Father is a thoughtfully and honestly written memoir that really lets you see the kind of person he is, and what black-white relations are like in his eyes. His sojourn in Kenya is particularly illuminating.
His writing is deeply introspective and controlled, which is pleasing to the intellect, but his emotional reservations - at least that's how I feel - leave me wanting more of how he truly feels. The back of the book says he "at last reconciles his divided inheritance", but it feels to me that instead of reconciliation, he is just putting the matter aside and going forward anyway, mindful of his inability to reconcile this division....Continua