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Communist Frank Marshall Davis - The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mentor

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ISBN-10: 1451698097

ISBN-13: 9781451698091

Edition: 2012

Authors: Paul Kengor

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“I admire Russia for wiping out an economic system which permitted a handful of rich to exploit and beat gold from the millions of plain people….As one who believes in freedom and democracy for all, I honor the Red nation.” —Frank Marshall Davis, 1947In his memoir, Barack Obama omits the full name of his mentor, simply calling him “Frank.” Now, the truth is out: Never has a figure as deeply troubling and controversial as Frank Marshall Davis had such an impact on the development of an American president.     Although other radical influences on Obama, from Jeremiah Wright to Bill Ayers, have been scrutinized, the public knows little about Davis, a card-carrying member of the Communist Party…    
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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio/Mercury Ink
Publication date: 7/17/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Introduction: Past Is Prologue
Growing Up Frank
Atlanta, 1931-32: The Communists Swarm to Scottsboro
Frank's Work for the Atlanta Daily World(1931-34)
Paul Robeson and Progressive Dupes
Back to Chicago: "Peace" Mobilization and Duping the "Social Justice" Religious Left
War Time and Party Time (1943-45): Frank with CPUSA and the Associated Negro Press
The Latter 1940s: Frank and the Chicago Crew
The Chicago Star: Comrades, "Progressives," and Soviet Agents
Frank's Writings in the Chicago Star(1946-48)
Frank Heads to Hawaii
Frank in the Honolulu Record (1949-50): Target, Harry Truman
Frank in the Honolulu Record (1949-50): Other Targets, from "HUAC" to "Profits" to GM
Frank and the Founders
1951-57: Frank on Red China, Korea, Vietnam, and More
Mr. Davis Goes to Washington
Frank versus "the Gestapo"
American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born
When Frank Met Obama
When Obama Leaves Frank: Occidental College
Frank Re-Emerges-and the Media Ignore Him
Conclusion: Echoes of Frank
Motivation and Acknowledgments
Appendix: Frank Marshall Davis Documents