The Other Barack

The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama's Father

By Sally H. Jacobs
(PublicAffairs, Paperback, 9781610391863, 336pp.)

Publication Date: August 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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The deeply reported, untold story of the father the president barely knew

About the Author

Sally H. Jacobs lives in Boston. She has been a reporter for over three decades, most recently with The Boston Globe. She has specialized in political reporting and profiles including the famously reclusive Joan Kennedy, Michelle Obama, and Pat Patrick, Deval Patrick's father. This is her first book.

Monday, Jul 11, 2011

Sally H. Jacobs' new biography, The Other Barack, follows the troubled life of Barack Obama Sr. � 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

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