Cover of: The other Barack | Sally H. Jacobs, Sally H. Jacobs

The other Barack

the bold and reckless life of president Obama's father

1st ed.

Published by PublicAffairs in New York .
Written in English.

About the Edition

"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"--

"This is a biography of the senior Barack Obama, who is President Barack Obama's father"--

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
973.932092, B
Library of Congress
E909 .J34 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24848201M
Internet Archive
otherbarackboldr0000jaco
ISBN 13
9781586487935
LC Control Number
2011017340
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