Download e-book for kindle: A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother by Janny Scott

By Janny Scott

ISBN-10: 1594485593

ISBN-13: 9781594485596

The New York Times bestseller-an extraordinary inspect the existence and personality of the lady who raised a president.

Barack Obama has written generally approximately his father yet credited his mom for "what is better in me." nonetheless, little is understood approximately this fiercely self sufficient, lively lady who raised the fellow who grew to become the first biracial president of the U.S.. This publication 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 a few of the principles of her time, and exhibits how her fierce instance helped effect the longer term president-and can function an idea to us all.

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Don’t bother with antimalaria pills,” Jamieson told a young Iranian colleague Jamshid Anvar. ” But the drinking took its toll. The doctor told him to ease his workload. Vieira de Mello juggled his own duties in Sudan with the planning of his wedding in the French countryside. He had invited both of his parents to attend the ceremony, but Arnaldo declined. Back in Brazil, without work, he had retreated further into himself. His drinking picked up, and his health grew worse. His depression had deepened in 1970 when his youngest brother, Tarcilo, was killed by a passing car as he exited a taxi in Rio.

Arnaldo is getting engaged to my father,” Gilda joked to friends. The young couple married in 1940 in Rio, and Gilda gave birth to a daughter, Sonia, in 1943 and then to Sergio on March 15, 1948. The Vieira de Mellos lived a peripatetic existence typical of diplomatic families. In 1950 Arnaldo, then thirty-six, moved his wife and two children from Argentina, where young Sergio had spent his first two years, to Genoa, Italy. In 1952 Arnaldo was posted back to Brazil, where Sergio lived until he was nearly six.

Initially Jamieson’s scheme looked doomed because the Sudanese rejected the presence of Western soldiers on their soil, and the Dutch military refused to perform the task 28 CHASING THE FLAME out of uniform. But Jamieson quickly devised a compromise formula by which the Dutch would wear their uniforms without Dutch insignia. The all-steel Bailey bridge, which was completed in the spring of 1974, opened up southern Sudan to Kenya and Uganda, vastly increasing the flow of people and goods into the area.

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