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The Other Barack

The Other Barack
The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama's Father

by Sally H. Jacobs

  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release : 2011-07-07
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1610390199
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The life story of the father of the most powerful elected leader in the world is an epic tale, one as daring as it was improbable. The father of the U.S. president, the first Barack Hussein Obama, was born in rural poverty in Kenya. His own father was a dominating figure who worked as a cook for the British colonists and broke with Luo tradition when he converted to the Muslim faith. Their household was a severe one from which Barack's mother fled in fear for her life. Despite such domestic turmoil, Barack was as fiercely smart as he was intrepid. Admitted to one of Kenya's premiere private schools, he was later thrown out for his defiant behavior. Adrift in the political churning of Kenya's pre-independence days, Barack attracted the interest of an American literacy worker who took him under her wing. By day, they worked on the literacy primers that would change the lives of illiterate Africans. By night, they often went dancing in the full glare of disapproval of those racially segregated times. She helped him prepare for college in America and in 1959 paid his first year's tuition at the University of Hawaii. The first African student on the UH campus, Barack stood out in many respects. One of those was the young white woman, Ann Dunham, whom he began to date. A year after they met, the couple had a son named Barack Hussein Obama II. Barack did not tell his young wife about the two children he had left behind in Kenya, nor did he tell university authorities about his family back home until much later. Luos were often polygamous and Obama saw no need to part with custom. At Harvard University, Barack joined the academic elite and prepared to take his place among the big men in newly independent Kenya. But Barack's experience at Harvard was emblematic of a life that seesawed between high hopes and cruel frustrations, many of them self-inflicted in drunken furies. Yet the charm, the intellectual brilliance, and the fierce pride in his vision of independent Kenya never flagged. He was a bold and reckless man, whose life courted controversy and ultimately veered fatally out of his control. He was heroic in his ambition, deeply flawed, and, extraordinarily, the father of an American president, the other Barack.

The Riddle of Barack Obama

The Riddle of Barack Obama
A Psychobiography

by Avner Falk

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN : 0313385874
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An internationally noted clinical psychologist offers readers the first psychological biography of Barack Obama. * Quotes from dozens of books on Barack Obama, from hundreds of articles about him, and from interviews with him and people who have known him * A precise and detailed chronology of Barack Obama's life history * A bibliography of some 400 entries, including books, articles, and interviews

The Best American Essays 2018

The Best American Essays 2018
A Book

by Hilton Als,Robert Atwan

  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Release : 2018-10-02
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0544817346
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The award-winning critic and essayist Hilton Als picks the best essays of the year from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites.

A False Tree of Liberty

A False Tree of Liberty
Human Rights in Radical Thought

by Susan Marks

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2019-11-21
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0199675457
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is concerned with the history of the idea of human rights. It offers a fresh approach that puts aside familiar questions such as 'Where do human rights come from?' and 'When did human rights begin?' for the sake of looking into connections between debates about the rights of man and developments within the history of capitalism. The focus is on England, where, at the end of the eighteenth century, a heated controversy over the rights of man coincided with the final enclosure of common lands and the momentous changes associated with early industrialisation. Tracking back still further to sixteenth- and seventeenth-century writing about dispossession, resistance and rights, the book reveals a forgotten tradition of thought about central issues in human rights, with profound implications for their prospects in the world today.

Publication

Publication
A Book

by Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1895
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Barack Obama

Barack Obama
A Book

by Sherri Devaney,Mark Devaney

  • Publisher : Lucent Press
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9781590189375
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Chronicles the life and career of the community organizer, Harvard Law School graduate, legislator, and civil rights lawyer who is known for his work on voting rights and employment discrimination cases, and was elected to the United States Senate in 2004.

Barack Obama: The Voice of an American Leader

Barack Obama: The Voice of an American Leader
The Voice of an American Leader

by Joann F. Price

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2008-11-21
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0313362378
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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By any measure, the 2008 presidential race has been historic. The race has created an enthusiasm and a high degree of interest in politics few have ever seen before. At the center of the race is Barack Obama, the first African American to become the presumptive Democratic nominee. Many Americans agree with his politics, and many don't, but most agree he is an incredible force in today's highly-charged political world, and has come along at one of the most crucial, difficult times in our nation's history. For a sense of what has transpired in this campaign and how it is different from others in America's history, this book looks at one candidate from the perspective of quotations, made by and about Barack Obama. Thematically arranged chapter highlight topics including Obama's heritage, his family, state and national politics, his run for the presidency, the issues of the day, community activism and service, and thoughts on race and faith. Each chapter contains an introduction and many of the quotations are supported with background information to give students and general readers a better understanding of the current events and political issues at play. Ideal for student assignments as well as for reading cover to cover, this volume offers the most representative, revealing, and often controversial quotes by and about a man who has created a movement in American politics.

Barack Obama and African Diasporas

Barack Obama and African Diasporas
Dialogues and Dissensions

by Paul Tiyambe Zeleza

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An erudite collection of critical essays by one of the most respected scholars in African Studies today. An active blogger on The Zeleza Post, from which these essays are drawn, he provides a genuinely critical engagement with Africa's multiple worlds. The collection explores the meaning of the election of a member of the first African in the Diaspora to the presidency of the United States along with a range of essays that analyse the role of Africa and Africans and the interaction of the world with Africa.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama
Speeches on the Road to the White House

by Barack Obama

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents a selection of thirty speeches given by Barack Obama from 2002 to November 4, 2008.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama
The Movement for Change

by Anthony Painter

  • Publisher : Black Amber
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Examining in detail the origins of President Barack Obama's mission to change America, this biographical account is focused on his days as a community organizer on the south side of Chicago and his rise through the racially charged Chicago political scene. Obama's plan for change is put forth as the latest expression of a movement for justice: a movement that has swept forward with the collective energy of great leaders who have bent the "arc of morality" towards justice. This examination of Obama's early years in Chicago explores how his life touched and was touched by a beleaguered and sinking community in one of Chicago's poorest neighborhoods and how his work with the residents of Chicago's Woodlawn and Altgeld Gardens communities has shaped how he thinks, how he works, and his vision for the American people. Stepping back from recent events, it becomes apparent that Obama's unlikely victory is not merely the story of a single, remarkable individual, it is a story of a movement and of the people who drove that movement forward and one that will cascade down the generations.

Catalogues and Price Lists

Catalogues and Price Lists
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1987-05-11
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008-10
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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And Then Life Happens

And Then Life Happens
A Memoir

by Auma Obama

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2012-04-24
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1250010594
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A moving account by Auma Obama about her life in Africa and Europe, and her relationship with her brother, Barack Obama. While her younger brother Barack grew up in the U.S. and Indonesia, Auma Obama's childhood played out at the other end of the world in a remote village in Kenya, the birthplace of the siblings' shared father. Barack and Auma met for the first time in the 1980s, and they built a lasting relationship which lead to travels together in Kenya, research into their family history and finally Auma's support for her brother's political career and eventual bid for the U.S. presidency. Auma spent sixteen years studying and living in Germany, moved to England for love, and gave birth to a daughter there. The tension between her original and chosen worlds and cultures was a constant challenge, and eventually Auma returned to Africa and worked to support young men and women in shaping their futures. In And Then Life Happens, her candid and emotional memoir, Auma shares her own story as well as recollections of and experiences with her famous brother, who says about their first encounter: "I hugged her, we looked at each other, and laughed. I knew right then that I loved her."

The Economist

The Economist
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Korea & World Affairs

Korea & World Affairs
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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CQ Weekly

CQ Weekly
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics

Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics
A Book

by Paul Street

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-12-22
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1317263391
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Many Americans believe Barak Obama represents a hopeful future for America. But does he also reflect the American politics of the past? This book offers the broadest and best-informed understanding on the meaning of the "Obama phenomenon" to date. Paul Street was on the ground throughout the Iowa campaign, and his stories of the rising Obama phenomenon are poignant. Yet the author's background in American political history allows him to explore the deeper meanings of Obama's remarkable political career. He looks at Obama in relation to contemporary issues of class, race, war, and empire. He considers Obama in the context of our nation's political history, with comparisons to FDR, JFK, Bill Clinton, and other leaders. Street finds that the Obama persona, crafted by campaign consultants and filtered through dominant media trends, masks the "change" candidate's adherence to long-prevailing power structures and party doctrines. He shows how American political culture has produced misperceptions by the electorate of Obama's positions and values. Obama is no magical exception to the narrow-spectrum electoral system and ideological culture that have done so much to define and limit the American political tradition. Yet the author suggests key ways in which Obama potentially advances democratic transformation. Street makes recommendations on how citizens can productively respond to and act upon Obama's influence and the broader historical and social forces that have produced his celebrity and relevance. He also lays out a real agenda for change for the new presidential administration, one that addresses the recent failures of democratic politics.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama
The Official Inaugural Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Five Ties Pub
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents photographs of the inauguration of President Barack Obama, including scenes from his arrival, the opening celebration, the parade, and the inaugural balls, and includes the text of his inaugural address.

Barack Obama for Beginners

Barack Obama for Beginners
An Essential Guide

by Bob Neer

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 74
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Profiles the Harvard Law School graduate, legislator, civil rights lawyer, and presidential candidate, discussing his platform, strengths and weaknesses, qualifications for office, and how his campaign has progressed.