The Other Barack

The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama's Father

by Sally Jacobs

The Other Barack

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Sally H. Jacobs tells the story of President Obama's father, also named Barack Hussein Obama.

Sally H. Jacobs tells the story of President Obama's father, also named Barack Hussein Obama.

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President Obama is the son of a white, American mother and a black, Kenyan father who met at the University of Hawaii in 1960. The president last saw his father when he was 10 years old and the elder Obama made a brief visit to Hawaii from Kenya, where he moved when the future president was just a toddler. But what was Barack Obama Sr. really like? Biographer Sally H. Jacobs takes an in-depth look at his life and legacy in The Other Barack. "If Obama the president had had [Barack

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