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Books in the genre Social Sciences

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  Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Book: Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Author: Barack Obama
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. // Barack Obama opens his story in New York, where he hears that his father - a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man - has died in a car accident. The news triggers a chain of memories and inspires an emotional odyssey, as Barack retraces his family's unusual history: the migration of his mother's family from small-town Kansas to ... (prices) (complete summary)

  The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

Book: The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

Author: Barack Obama
Summary: Barack Obama // Ilinois's Democratic senator illuminates the constraints of mainstream politics all too well in this sonorous manifesto. Obama castigates divisive partisanship (especially the Republican brand) and calls for a centrist politics based on broad American values. // His own cautious liberalism is a model: he's skeptical of big government and of Republican tax cuts for the rich and Social Security privatization; he's prochoice, but respectful of prolifers; supportive of religion, but not of imposing ... (prices) (complete summary)