The other Barack : the bold and reckless life of President Obama's father
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xiv, 297 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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"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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"This is a biography of the senior Barack Obama, who is President Barack Obama's father"--Provided by publisher

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Jacobs, S. H. (2011). The other Barack: the bold and reckless life of President Obama's father (First edition.). PublicAffairs.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jacobs, Sally H., 1957-. 2011. The Other Barack: The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama's Father. PublicAffairs.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jacobs, Sally H., 1957-. The Other Barack: The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama's Father PublicAffairs, 2011.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Jacobs, Sally H. The Other Barack: The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama's Father First edition., PublicAffairs, 2011.

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