In November of 2008, Democratic nominee Barack Obama whooped the maverick ticket of Republican John McCain and his over-qualified running mate, Sarah Palin. This made Obama the first recognized black president of the United States. However, there was a Black president before Obama. I'm not referring to John Hansen who was the nation's leader under the Articles of Confederation for a year when those were the maximum terms. No, this book will cover the unsung first black president and the cover up of why you didn't know about him.
The story of "Forefathers" puts history in perspective. The founders of the United States are similar to politicans in the modern era. These were nothing but people living their lives who just happen to have a passion for freedom from owing Great Britian money.
The heroes of the American Revolution fought to make sure we'd remember their names. So here they are: George Washington, Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine, Sam Adams, John Hancock, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison. They were opium smokers, alcoholics, womanizers, debtors, smugglers, deadbeat dads, liars, racists, fools and one of them was passed off as white.
This is a tale of America's forefathers and how a black man pulled the wool over the country's eyes.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A GREAT READ. I didn't know quite know what to expect, but the cover caught my attention. Once I began reading I couldn't put it down. The book takes you through familiar events, but breathes new life into them and adds a vitality missing when you normally think about this era in history. I never enjoyed history in school, but I like certain history tellings since I've become an adult. This is one of them. I not only relearned a lot of things I'd forgotten, but I want to actually research some of the things in the book further. I was happily surprised to discover now I'm a fan of the founders and definitely this book. I would encourage anybody that likes a quick read and a good story to get it.