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Author Jacobs, Sally H., 1957-

Title The other Barack [OverDrive electronic resource] : the bold and reckless life of president Obama's father / Sally H. Jacobs.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : PublicAffairs, 2011.
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 297 pages) : portrait
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Subject Obama, Barack H. (Barack Hussein), 1936-1982.
Obama, Barack -- Family.
Economists -- Kenya -- Biography.
Luo (Kenyan and Tanzanian people) -- Biography.
Kenya -- Biography.
Genre Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Jacobs, Sally H., 1957- Other Barack. 1st ed. New York : PublicAffairs, 2011 9781586487935 (OCoLC)742516587
ISBN 9781610390194 (electronic bk.)
1610390199 (electronic bk.)
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