After that, Obama's life became progressively more complicated. He was a brilliant economist, yet never held the coveted government job he felt should have been his. He was a polygamist, an alcoholic, and an ardent African nationalist unafraid to tell truth to power at a time when that could get you killed. Father of eight, nurturer of none, he was an unlikely person to father the first African American president of the United States. Yet he was, like that son, a man moved by the dream of a better world.
Now, thanks to dozens of exclusive new interviews, prodigious research, and determined investigation, Sally Jacobs tells his full story.
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Table of Contents
1 The Old Man 1
2 Winyo Piny Kiborne 13
3 A Maseno Boy, Almost 41
4 Miss Mooney 69
5 "Who the Hell Is That?" 97
6 The World's Greatest University 133
7 The Nairobi Men 163
8 Lions, Tigers, and Lies 195
9 "Even God Does Not Want Me" 225