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I sogni di mio padre: un racconto sulla razza e l'eredita

di Barack OBAMA

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"[I]n New York ... 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"--Container.… (altro)
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    L' audacia della speranza : il sogno americano per un mondo nuovo di Barack Obama (foof2you)
    foof2you: This is Obama's life story and how became the man he is today.
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    Obama: An Intimate Portrait di Pete Souza (TheLittlePhrase)
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    Il cacciatore di aquiloni di Khaled Hosseini (whitewavedarling)
    whitewavedarling: While these works may be in regard to entirely different cultures and nations, and one of fiction while the other is nonfiction, both are literary coming-of-age tales that are not only beautiful written, but relevant to today's issues and diversity, and memorable for their tales and messages.… (altro)
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    Renegade: The Making of a President di Richard Wolffe (Furu)
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    Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents di Pete Souza (TheLittlePhrase)
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    Lungo cammino verso la libertà: autobiografia di Nelson Mandela (maitebauwens)
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    Becoming di Michelle Obama (TheLittlePhrase)
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    The Untold History of the United States di Oliver Stone (PlaidStallion)
    PlaidStallion: To his credit, his first name means ‘one who is blessed by God’ in Swahili.

      “We are an attractive empire, the one everyone wants to join,” crowed neocon Max Boot in the aftermath of 9/11. But now, after two long and disastrous wars, trillions of dollars in military spending, a network of more than 1,000 foreign military bases, torture and abuse of prisoners on several continents, assault on both international law and the U.S. Constitution, a near economic collapse, drone attacks killing alleged terrorists and civilians alike, disparities between rich and poor unheard of in an advanced industrial country, appallingly low test scores for students, government surveillance on an unprecedented scale, collapsing infrastructure, domestic uprisings on both the Left and the Right, and an international reputation left in tatters, the U.S. empire does not look all that attractive.

      George W. Bush, who canceled his 2011 speaking engagement in Switzerland to avoid massive protests and the risk of being indicted as a war criminal, and his empire-friendly advisors bear a lot of responsibility for this sorry state of affairs. They saddled Barack Obama and the American people with an incredible mess. Obama confided to one of his closest aides: “I’m inheriting a world that could blow up any minute in a half dozen ways . . .”

      The country Obama inherited was indeed in shambles, but Obama took a bad situation and, in certain ways, made it worse. Swept into office on a wave of popular euphoria, he mesmerized supporters throughout the campaign with his exhilarating rhetoric, surpassing intelligence, inspiring biography, commitment to defending civil liberties, rejection of unilateralism, and strong opposition to the Iraq War—qualities that made him seem the antithesis of Bush. The election of Barack Hussein Obama, the child of a black Kenyan father and a white Kansan mother, who was raised in Indonesia as well as Hawaii and went on to graduate from Columbia and become president of the Harvard Law Review, felt like a kind of expiation for the sins of a nation whose reputation had been sullied, as we have shown throughout this book, by racism, imperialism, militarism, nuclearism, environmental degradation, and unbridled avarice. The suffering caused by misguided U.S. policies had been immense. For many, Obama’s election offered redemption. It attested to the other side of America and its place in history, a side marked by idealism, egalitarianism, constitutionalism, republicanism, humanism, environmentalism, and the embrace of freedom and democracy as universal principles. Progressives hoped Obama would become the heir to a tradition represented by Franklin Roosevelt and Henry Wallace and by the post-Cuban Missile Crisis John F. Kennedy.

      Yet rather than repudiating the policies of Bush and his predecessors, Obama has perpetuated them. Rather than diminishing the influence of Wall Street and the major corporations in U.S. life, Obama has given them latitude to continue most of their predatory practices. Rather than restoring the civil liberties that Bush had eviscerated and limiting the executive powers that Bush usurped after 9/11, Obama, with few exceptions, has tightened the grip of the domestic security/surveillance apparatus, stifling civil liberties and the right to dissent.
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I read this book in January 2010 while I was in hospital being diagnosed with a chronic illness. It was OK, but I thought that it was very sanitized. I don't belive that the Obama fellow from Kenya is Barack Obama's biological father. He was the just the man that Baracks mother married to give her son a father and a name. And yes the mom knew she had slept with a man of african descent (as in an african american) so she grabbed the first gullible african man she could manipulate into marrying her. I would love it if the media can demand that Barack Obama takes a DNA test. He did a great job as President. I am not disssing his presidency. And he is an american because his mother was an american - no matter what Donald Trump says!! ( )
  Robloz | Sep 23, 2021 |
I read it because of this line in Americanah:
“If only the man who wrote this book could be the next president of America." , which I took to be a recommendation.

I'm glad I did, this is so good. He could have been a novelist. Barack, if you are reading this, I have a great idea for a story about robots and you can ghostwrite it for me.


Woo! ( )
  RebeccaBooks | Sep 16, 2021 |
Surprisingly good. I would read another of his books. ( )
  KittyCatrinCat | Aug 29, 2021 |
A touching and personal story about the journey of Barack Obama as he discovers the secrets of his father's life, a father he barely knew before his untimely death in a car accident. Written long before he became a senator, it also focuses on some of Obama's early years in activism, his struggle for racial identity, and the road that eventually led him to connect with his father's family. I found this book insightful, fascinating, and well-written. I throughly enjoyed it. ( )
  TMLbuds34 | Jun 11, 2021 |
I read this before Obama ran for POTUS, and fell in love with him then. ( )
  ssperson | Apr 3, 2021 |
All men live in the shadow of their fathers -- the more distant the father, the deeper the shadow. Barack Obama describes his confrontation with this shadow in his provocative autobiography, "Dreams From My Father," and he also persuasively describes the phenomenon of belonging to two different worlds, and thus belonging to neither.
 

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Nome dell'autoreRuoloTipo di autoreOpera?Stato
OBAMA, BarackAutoreautore primariotutte le edizioniconfermato
Obama, BarackNarratoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Zwart, JoostTraduttoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
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"[I]n New York ... 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"--Container.

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