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The Resource The communist : Frank Marshall Davis : the untold story of Barack Obama's mentor, by Paul Kengor

The communist : Frank Marshall Davis : the untold story of Barack Obama's mentor, by Paul Kengor

Label
The communist : Frank Marshall Davis : the untold story of Barack Obama's mentor
Title
The communist
Title remainder
Frank Marshall Davis : the untold story of Barack Obama's mentor
Statement of responsibility
by Paul Kengor
Title variation
communist
Title variation remainder
Frank Marshall Davis : the untold story of Barack Obamas mentor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Is Obama working to fulfill the dreams of Frank Marshall Davis, a card-carrying member of the Communist Party USA? That question has been impossible to answer, since Davis's writings and relationship with Obama have either been deliberately obscured or dismissed as irrelevant. With Paul Kengor's The Communist, Americans can finally weigh the evidence and decide for themselves
Summary
A portrait of Frank Marshall Davis, an American communist and mentor to President Obama, discusses his beliefs, pro-communist writings for newspapers in Chicago and Honolulu, and influence on the young future president
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10145101
Cataloging source
DLC
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1966-
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Kengor, Paul
Dewey number
  • 070.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.97.D28
LC item number
K36 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Davis, Frank Marshall
  • Davis, Frank Marshall
  • Davis, Frank Marshall
  • African American political activists
  • Political activists
  • Communist Party of the United States of America
  • Labor movement
  • African American journalists
  • African American poets
  • Obama, Barack
Target audience
adult
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Frank Marshall Davis : the untold story of Barack Obama's mentor
Label
The communist : Frank Marshall Davis : the untold story of Barack Obama's mentor, by Paul Kengor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Introduction: Past is Prologue -- Growing Up Frank -- Atlanta, 1931-32 : The Communists Swarm to Scottsboro -- Frank's Work in 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 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 vs. "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 Ignores Him -- Conclusion: Echoes of Frank
Control code
ocn793221194
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Hardcover ed.
Extent
x, 388 p.
Isbn
9781451698091
Lccn
2012019601
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)793221194
Label
The communist : Frank Marshall Davis : the untold story of Barack Obama's mentor, by Paul Kengor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Introduction: Past is Prologue -- Growing Up Frank -- Atlanta, 1931-32 : The Communists Swarm to Scottsboro -- Frank's Work in 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 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 vs. "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 Ignores Him -- Conclusion: Echoes of Frank
Control code
ocn793221194
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Hardcover ed.
Extent
x, 388 p.
Isbn
9781451698091
Lccn
2012019601
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)793221194

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