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Barack Obama : the story

Author: David Maraniss
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Based on hundreds of interviews and documents, this book chronicles the life of Barack Obama and the forces that shaped him, from early childhood through his adult years, as he became the first black president of the United States. In it the author reveals the real story of Obama's beginnings: child of a black man from Luoland in Africa and a white woman born in Texas. He charts the fortunes of the two disparate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama; Barack Obama
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Maraniss
ISBN: 9781439160404 1439160406 9781439160411 1439160414 9781439167533 1439167532
OCLC Number: 742509889
Description: xxiii, 641 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: It's not even past --
In search of El Dorado --
Luoland --
In this our life --
Nairobi days --
Afraid of smallness --
Beautiful isle of somewhere --
Hapa --
Orbits --
"Such a world" --
Marked man --
What school you went? --
Barry Obama --
Riding Poniyem --
Mainland --
End and beginning --
The moviegoer --
Genevieve and the veil --
Finding and being found.
Responsibility: David Maraniss.

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Based on hundreds of interviews and documents, this book chronicles the life of Barack Obama and the forces that shaped him, from early childhood through his adult years, as he became the first black president of the United States. In it the author reveals the real story of Obama's beginnings: child of a black man from Luoland in Africa and a white woman born in Texas. He charts the fortunes of the two disparate families, polar opposites in every way, which produced these two extraordinary individuals, who met briefly in Hawaii, never cohabited, and married only to legitimize the child born of that union. At the heart of Obama's psyche and his political beliefs, and therefore his presidency, is his lifelong struggle to understand the extreme duality of his identity.

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