Yet even more, it brings back the issue of private life, and whether a biography can ever do justice to an existence out of the spotlight, from which there are only fragments to reconstruct.
The material on cottage industries and microfinance is interesting, but it remains a bit abstract, with no emotional connection to compel us through the book. Only when we see Dunham with her family does the narrative open, and such moments are few and far between.
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The Obamas: The Untold Story of an African Family [Peter Firstbrook] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Fascinating adds many interesting. Peter Firstbrook spent many months in Kenya researching the history of Barack Obama's family. Peter is the only person to have traced Obama's roots from the.
Ulin is the former book critic of the Los Angeles Times. He left The Times in He currently lives on his boat in Bristol. That had me thinking about the accidents of chance that shape global outcomes.
Out of this messy pattern of history came an extraordinary narrative of African, Iron-Age boy to American president in two generations. I find it the most extraordinary of stories. But then there has always been this great American Dream, that if you try hard enough and work hard enough you do get what you want.
In Dreams From My Father, the President writes about himself growing up as a multi-racial kid in a white world, not knowing himself. So many boys of that generation and that age lost their way. I just find it the most extraordinary story that President Obama, despite the sort of problems that millions of other mixed-race and black youths, not only in the U.
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