by Janny Scott
Hardcover, 376 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $26.95 |
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Draws on interviews with friends, colleagues, and relatives to reveal the unconventional life of Barack Obama's mother, Ann Dunham, offering insight into how she influenced her son's character and shaped his destiny at an early age.
May 3, 2011 In the media, Stanley Ann Dunham is often identified simply as "a white anthropologist from Kansas," or "a single mother on food stamps." But biographer Janny Scott argues that those descriptions don't do justice to the president's mother — a complex, intellectual woman who led an "unconventional" life.
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