Hopes and Dreams: The Story of Barack Obama

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An lively overview of Obama’s life, this timely book begins with his difficult childhood as the son of a Kansas-born college student and a ...

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The First Biographical Portrait Ever of This Key Political Figure

Written by a leading journalist and filled with more than 100 color photographs, this authoritative and up-to-the-moment new biography provides much-needed perspective on one of the most important figures on the national political stage.

An lively overview of Obama’s life, this timely book begins with his difficult childhood as the son of a Kansas-born college student and a black Kenyan who abandoned the family, moving through his election to president of the Harvard Law Review (the first black student ever), his early political career (including his loss of a congressional race in 2000), his own family life with wife Michelle and two daughters, his 2004 election to U.S. Senator, and his emergence as a symbol of hope for America. Including his own words and comments from both his critics and supporters, Hopes and Dreams is essential reading for all those interested in the man who is being talked about as a candidate for our highest office.

No political figure in recent memory has generated the interest that Obama has, and many compare his appeal to that of a rock star. Only forty-five years old, Barack Obama is certain to play an important role in America’s future. Here is his inspiring story to date, in words and revealing images.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781579127565
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2007
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author


Steve Dougherty is a longtime writer for People magazine and contributes to The New York Times.  He has also written for Gannett, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, and the Atlanta Constitution.  He is the coauthor, with Ralph Cooper, of Amateur Night at the Apollo.  He lives in New York City.
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 - Obamamania
Chapter 2 - Young Barry
Chapter 3 - Finding His Way
Chapter 4 - Political Apprenticeship / Man on the Go
Chapter 5 - Senator Obama Takes Off
Chapter 6 - The Road to the Presidency
Photo Credits
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2009

    I had big hopes and dreams for this book but...

    I was immediately turned off because of the poor quality of the pictures and the quality of the paper. I returned it to the store.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2007

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    There are two ways of looking at this book. The first is as the chronicle of one biracial man's journey from a stormy childhood into a national inspiration. The other is as a propoganda piece for the Obama-rama going on in the country. There is no doubting the author carries a favorable view of the senator (and an unkind one for the current president). The brisk pace of the book and upbeat writing is more in line with a large campaign brochure you'd pick up at an Obama event than something you'd actually spend money on at your local retailer. Nice photos, good detail on his early life, but I didn't come away stunned and impressed by the senator's story told in the book.

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