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The New York Times bestseller-an unparalleled look at the lifestyles and personality of the lady who raised a president.
Barack Obama has written widely approximately his father yet credited his mom for "what is healthier in me." nonetheless, little is understood approximately this fiercely autonomous, lively girl who raised the fellow who grew to become the first biracial president of the us. This booklet is that story.
In A Singular Woman, award-winning New York Times reporter Janny Scott tells the tale of this precise girl, Stanley Ann Dunham, who broke the various principles of her time, and indicates how her fierce instance helped effect the long run president-and can function an proposal to us all.
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Barack Obama has written greatly approximately his father yet credited his mom for "what is better in me. " nonetheless, little is understood approximately this fiercely self sustaining, lively lady who raised the guy who grew to become the first biracial president of the USA. This ebook is that story.
In a unique lady, award-winning ny instances reporter Janny Scott tells the tale of this distinctive girl, Stanley Ann Dunham, who broke some of the ideas of her time, and exhibits how her fierce instance helped effect the longer term president-and can function an thought to us all.
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E at i ng f i r e It was chilly and dark at Father Demo Square. The streetlights barely shone. ” as we reclaimed the Village, making it safe. Suddenly, the marchers were around us, a nervous, angry crowd with signs, “No on Nine” (the antigay Oregon measure), “Bigots Go Home,” and “Justice for Marsha,” a murdered black drag queen and transactivist the cops were ignoring. Lysander climbed up on a plastic milk crate in front of our homemade shrine, and we formed lines off to her right and left.
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