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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance is a memoir by Barack Obama, who was elected as U.S. President in 2008. It explores events of his early years up until his entry into law school in 1988. Obama published the memoir in July 1995, when he was starting his political campaign for Illinois Senate. He had been elected as the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review in 1990.

Dreams from My Father
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Author Barack Obama
Country United States
Language English
Genre Memoir
Publisher Times Books
Three Rivers Press
Publication date
July 18, 1995
August 10, 2004
Media type Book
Pages 403
442
ISBN 1-4000-8277-3
OCLC 55534889
973/.0405967625009/0092 B 22
LC Class E185.97.O23 A3 2004
Followed by The Audacity of Hope

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (1995) is a memoir by Barack Obama, who was elected as U.S. President in 2008. It explores events of his early years up until his entry into law school in 1988. Obama published the memoir in July 1995, when he was starting his political campaign for Illinois Senate. He had been elected as the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review in 1990.

After Obama won the U.S. Senate Democratic primary victory in Illinois in 2004, the book was re-published that year. He gave the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention (DNC) and won the Illinois Senate seat in the fall. Obama launched his presidential campaign three years later. The 2004 edition includes a new preface by Obama and his DNC keynote address.