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The Dream Begins How Hawai'i Shaped Barack Obama.

The Dream Begins How Hawai'i Shaped Barack Obama

Stu Glauberman and Jerry Burris

Watermark Publishing

1088 Bishop St. Ste. 310, Honolulu, Hawai'i 96813

9780981508689, $17.95, pgs. 152, www.bookshawaii.net, 1-808-587-7766

Understanding the environment in which someone was raised gives insight as to how they developed their values. In "The Dream Begins How Hawai'i Shaped Barack Obama" A truly remarkable book, authors Glauberman and Burris examines Barack Obama's early years in Hawai'i. This timely book discusses the history of Hawai'i including, cultural influences, values, and tradition. Obama's paternal and maternal family histories as well as his years in Indonesia are included. Interviews of teachers and classmates of Punahou School where Barack attended give personal insight to the narrative. Easy to read, with multiple facets of Hawaii's history and culture this book reveals how it has shaped Barack Obama and still influences him today. A must have addition to any library. Recommended for anyone wanting to know more about Barack Obama's personal background.

Tonya Thul-Theis

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Author:Thul-Theis, Tonya
Publication:Reviewer's Bookwatch
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Date:Oct 1, 2008
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