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The Resource The other Barack : the bold and reckless life of president Obama's father, Sally H. Jacobs, (electronic resource)

The other Barack : the bold and reckless life of president Obama's father, Sally H. Jacobs, (electronic resource)

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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
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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"--
  • "This is a biography of the senior Barack Obama, who is President Barack Obama's father"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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CaPaEBR
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1957-
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Jacobs, Sally H.
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • bibliography
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ebrary, Inc
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  • Obama, Barack H.
  • Obama, Barack
  • Economists
  • Luo (Kenyan and Tanzanian people)
  • Kenya
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The other Barack : the bold and reckless life of president Obama's father, Sally H. Jacobs, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ebr10480384
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xiv, 297 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
port
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)742516587
Label
The other Barack : the bold and reckless life of president Obama's father, Sally H. Jacobs, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ebr10480384
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xiv, 297 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
port
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)742516587

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