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The Dream Begins:How Hawaii Shaped Barack Obama, by Hawaii journalists Stu Glauberman and Jerry Burris, relates Obama's youth in Hawaii from 1971 as a ten-year-old through his graduation from Punahou in 1979. The authors also cover his birth and early childhood in Hawaii and four years in Indonesia. Against the background of '70s Hawaii, the book describes the Obama's navigation through issues of race and adolescence. 152 pp.
E901.1 O23 G55 2008 (ISBN 9780981508689)

See Star Bulletin review, Aug. 10, 2008

In Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics, Joe Biden chronicles his life from his childhood in Scranton, PA, and Wilmington, DE; his personal challenges; his long tenure in the U.S. Senate since his election in 1972 at age 29; and his roles in and reflections on national events and politics. 400 pp.
E840.8 B54 A3 2007 (ISBN 9781400065363)

See Christian Science Monitor review, Aug. 28, 2007

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