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Books in the Genre Social Sciences

List of books for the genre social sciences, with author and links to complete summary and prices.

(alphabetically ordered list)

Books in the Genre Social Sciences

 
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

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

Author: Barack Obama

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... (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

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... (complete summary)

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