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The Resource The other Barack : the bold and reckless life of President Obama's father, Sally H. Jacobs

The other Barack : the bold and reckless life of President Obama's father, Sally H. Jacobs

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The other Barack : the bold and reckless life of President Obama's father
Title
The other Barack
Title remainder
the bold and reckless life of President Obama's father
Statement of responsibility
Sally H. Jacobs
Title variation
other Barack
Title variation remainder
the bold and reckless life of president Obamas father
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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
  • "This is a biography of the senior Barack Obama, who is President Barack Obama's father"--Provided by publisher
Summary
Drawing on exclusive interviews and thorough research, the author offers a full portrait of President Barack Obama's father
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10015165
Cataloging source
DLC
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1982-
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Jacobs, Sally H.
Dewey number
  • 973.932092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Obama, Barack Hussein
  • Obama, Barack
  • Economists
  • Luo (Kenyan and Tanzanian people)
  • Kenya
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Educators
Target audience
adult
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the bold and reckless life of president Obama's father
Label
The other Barack : the bold and reckless life of President Obama's father, Sally H. Jacobs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn657595501
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 297 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781586487935
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011017340
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)657595501
Label
The other Barack : the bold and reckless life of President Obama's father, Sally H. Jacobs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn657595501
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 297 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781586487935
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011017340
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)657595501

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