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  • Posted August 9, 2011

    Barack's Daddy

    In The Other Barack: The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama's Father by Sally H. Jacobs, the author travels over seventy five thousand miles and faces other countless obstacles to delve deep and discover Barack of which she writes in this biography. Not the current occupant in the White House but his father Barack Obama senior.

    This complex figure represents more than the father of the current President, he symbolizes the optimism and hope of a generation that was in the cusp of globalization. It was as a student in Hawaii, the senior Barrack met Ann Dunham, even though their union was short their son went on to the top of the political world.

    The fascinating part of The Other Barack: The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama's Father by Sally H. Jacobs is that it chronicles the hopes and dreams of a young Kenyan who was always on the cusp of greatness. Unfortunately he succumbs to his own demons of alcoholism, womanizing, and the guilt from not completing his doctorate at Harvard.
    President Obama in his writings went back to make peace with this man, his father whom he met only once when he was ten.
    Jacobs masterfully recreates the life's journey of Barack Obama through interviews, research, and retracing his steps.

    The Other Barack: The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama's Father by Sally H. Jacobs is a intriguing tale of an individual who life's cradled the transformation of a society. You know that his father looks down from above with pride from his son from American who has changed the world and also dreamt big.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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