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The communist : Frank Marshall Davis : the untold story of Barack Obama's mentor

Author: Paul Kengor
Publisher: New York : Threshold Editions/Mercury Ink, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Hardcover edView all editions and formats
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"In his memoir, Barack Obama omits the full name of his mentor, simply calling him “Frank.” Now, the truth is out: Never has a figure as deeply troubling and controversial as Frank Marshall Davis had such an impact on the development of an American president. Although other radical influences on Obama, from Jeremiah Wright to Bill Ayers, have been scrutinized, the public knows little about Davis, a card-carrying  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Kengor
ISBN: 9781451698091 1451698097 9781451698152 1451698151
OCLC Number: 809922512
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction: Past is Prologue --
Growing Up Frank --
Atlanta, 1931-32 : The Communists Swarm to Scottsboro --
Frank's Work in the Atlanta Daily World (1931-34) --
Paul Robeson and Progressive Dupes --
Back to Chicago : "Peace" Mobilization and Duping the "Social Justice" Religious Left --
War Time and Party Time (1943-45) : Frank with CPUSA and Associated Negro Press --
The Latter 1940s : Frank and the Chicago Crew --
The Chicago Star : Comrades, "Progressives," and Soviet Agents --
Frank's Writings in the Chicago Star (1946-48) --
Frank Heads to Hawaii --
Frank in the Honolulu Record (1949-50) : Target: Harry Truman --
Frank in the Honolulu Record (1949-50) : Other Targets: From "HUAC" to "profits" to GM --
Frank and the Founders --
1951-57 : Frank on Red China, Korea, Vietnam, and More --
Mr. Davis Goes to Washington --
Frank vs. "the Gestapo" --
American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born --
When Frank Met Obama --
When Obama Leaves Frank : Occidental College --
Frank Re-Emerges ... and the Media Ignores Him --
Conclusion: Echoes of Frank.
Responsibility: by Paul Kengor.

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"In his memoir, Barack Obama omits the full name of his mentor, simply calling him “Frank.” Now, the truth is out: Never has a figure as deeply troubling and controversial as Frank Marshall Davis had such an impact on the development of an American president. Although other radical influences on Obama, from Jeremiah Wright to Bill Ayers, have been scrutinized, the public knows little about Davis, a card-carrying member of the Communist Party USA, cited by the Associated Press as an “important influence” on Obama, one whom he “looked to” not merely for “advice on living” but as a “father” figure" --Dust jacket flap.

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