This printing is now very elusive. Only a few signed copies are known, and are estimated to be worth up to $20,000. As the first African-American President and on the cusp of his reelection the demand for this copy will only increase along with it’s value.
Description: Published in 1995 by Times Books TRUE STATED FIRST EDITION with typical Random House # line to “2.” With a **SIGNED** card by PRESIDENT OBAMA (and a 100% guaranteed COA) pasted onto the half-title page. Though ex-library this copy was clearly little circulated and has very minor markings: some stamps at the top page edges and 2 small stamps on the inside rear board. There is some color bleed at the base of the spine end on the rear board as well. Otherwise in VG–/VG+ condition. The unclipped ($23) DJ has been continuously wrapped so there is basically no wear. Bookseller Inventory # 6597
Written just as President Obama began his political career, the son of a white American mother and a black African father, writes an elegant and compelling biography that powerfully articulates America’s racial battleground and tells of his search for his place in black America.
Quote: Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison has called Barack Obama “a writer in my high esteem” and the book, “quite extraordinary.”
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Written just as President Obama began his political career….