American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama

American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama

by Rachel L. Swarns, Amy Jurskis
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American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama by Rachel L. Swarns, Amy Jurskis

A remarkable history of First Lady Michelle Obama’s mixed ancestry, American Tapestry by Rachel L. Swarns is nothing less than a breathtaking and expansive portrait of America itself.

In this extraordinary feat of genealogical research—in the tradition of The Hemmingses of Monticello and Slaves in the Family—author Swarns, a respected Washington-based reporter for the New York Times, tells the fascinating and hitherto untold story of Ms. Obama’s black, white, and multiracial ancestors; a history that the First Lady herself did not know.

At once epic, provocative, and inspiring, American Tapestry is more than a true family saga; it is an illuminating mirror in which we may all see ourselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062204653
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/19/2012
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 630,414
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Rachel L. Swarns has been a reporter for the New York Times since 1995, reporting on domestic policy, the presidential campaigns of 2004 and 2008, the First Lady, and the modern American family. She has also worked for the New York Times in Russia, Cuba, and South Africa, where she served as the Johannesburg bureau chief. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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AngelfireAW More than 1 year ago
exceptional ,good read