The Other Barack
The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama's FatherBook - 2011
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
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A biography of the American President's Kenyan father. This book tells the story of a gifted and intelligent man who threw away those gifts at every opportunity. Had this guy lived, he'd be a greater political liability than former President Carter's bubba brother.
The book is a trove of information about tribal customs in Kenya and the political events there in the 50ies and 60ies.
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