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Other Barack The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama's Father

ISBN-10: 1586487930
ISBN-13: 9781586487935
Edition: 2011
Authors: Sally H. Jacobs
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Description: Barack Obama, father of the American president, was part of Africa's "independence generation" and in 1959 it seemed his star would shine brightly. He came to the U.S. from Kenya and was given a university scholarship. While in the Hawaii, he met  More...

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Book details

List price: $32.50
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 7/12/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Barack Obama, father of the American president, was part of Africa's "independence generation" and in 1959 it seemed his star would shine brightly. He came to the U.S. from Kenya and was given a university scholarship. While in the Hawaii, he met Ann Dunham in 1961, and his son Barack was born. He left his young family to gain a master's degree from Harvard. After that, Obama's life became progressively more complicated. He was a brilliant economist, yet never held the coveted government job he felt should have been his. He was a polygamist, an alcoholic, and an ardent African nationalist unafraid to tell truth to power at a time when that could get you killed. Father of eight, nurturer of none, he was an unlikely person to father the first African American president of the United States. Yet he was, like that son, a man moved by the dream of a better world. Now, thanks to dozens of exclusive new interviews, prodigious research, and determined investigation, Sally Jacobs tells his full story.

Preface
The Old Man
Winyo Piny Kiborne
A Maseno Boy, Almost
Miss Mooney
�Who the Hell Is That?�
The World's Greatest University
The Nairobi Men
Lions, Tigers, and Lies
�Even God Does Not Want Me�
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibiliography
Index

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