Barack Obama: The Story by David Maraniss
BARACK OBAMA THE STORY by David Maraniss is the product of extensive research, interviews, and deconstruction of DREAMS FROM MY FATHER by Barack Obama. The author examines the ethos of each of Obama's parents beginning the family stories with the grandparents. The social structures of Kenya and Nairobi provide a fascinating glimpse into the lives and culture of Obama's African ancestors. Beginning with a historical perspective in Africa and concluding with Obama's entrance into Harvard Law School, the author thoroughly documents and explains key events as well as the day-to-day life of the President as a young man. I wonder if Maraniss will write another book or two about Barack Obama by picking up at Law School and on through his Presidency. If you enjoy detailed, sometimes pedantic, biography this might be the book for you!
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