The Other Barack
The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama's Father
By Sally H. Jacobs
(PublicAffairs, Hardcover, 9781586487935, 297pp.)
Publication Date: July 2011
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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.
Sally H. Jacobs' new biography, The Other Barack, follows the troubled life of Barack Obama Sr. â�� from Kenya to Hawaii and back. Jacobs believes that if Obama Sr. had played a larger role in his son's life, Obama probably wouldn't have become president. More at NPR.org
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