The Other Barack

The Other Barack

The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama's Father

by Sally Jacobs and Sally H. Jacobs

Publication Date: 28/07/2011

  $36.99
Barack Obama Sr., 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.
ISBN:
9781586487935
9781586487935
Category:
Biography: historical
Publication Date:
28-07-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
The Perseus Books Group
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
336
Dimensions (mm):
235x156x33mm
Weight:
0.54kg

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