Obamas, the (Lib)(CD) by Peter Firstbrook, Other Format | Barnes & Noble
Obamas, the (Lib)(CD)

Obamas, the (Lib)(CD)

by Peter Firstbrook

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Through meticulous research and extensive interviews with President Obama's relatives, author Firstbrook (Lost on Everest; www.peterfirstbrook.com) has constructed a genealogical history of the African side of the Obama family. Much of the audio, which Firstbrook himself wonderfully narrates, relates the history of Kenya and East Africa, the influences of colonialism, tribal governance, and, more recently, nationalism and independence in the shaping of Obama's extended Kenyan family. From this, convincing reconstructions of the personas of grandfather Onyango and father Barack Obama Sr. are related to the personality, talents, and ambitions of the President. Not for most casual listeners but essential for large biography and genealogy collections. [The Crown hc was recommended for "genealogy and Obama enthusiasts and students of African studies and global political history," LJ 12/10.—Ed.]—Cliff Glaviano, formerly with Bowling Green State Univ. Libs., OH

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