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A Singular Woman - The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother

Janny Scott

A major publishing event: an unprecedented look into the life of the woman who most singularly shaped Barack Obama-his mother. Barack Obama has written extensively about his father, but little is known about Stanley Ann Dunham, the fiercely independent woman who raised him, the person he credits for, as he says, "what is best in me." Here is the missing piece of the story. Award-winning reporter Janny Scott interviewed nearly two hundred of Dunham's friends, colleagues, and relatives (including both her children), and combed through boxes of personal and professional papers, letters to friends, and photo albums, to uncover the full breadth of this woman's inspiring and untraditional life, and to show the remarkable extent to which she shaped the man Obama is today. Dunham's story moves from Kansas and Washington state to Hawaii and Indonesia. It begins in a time when interracial marriage was still a felony in much of the United States, and culminates in the present, with her son as our president- something she never got to see. It is a poignant look at how character is passed from parent to child, and offers insight into how Obama's destiny was created early, by his mother's extraordinary faith in his gifts, and by her unconventional mothering. Finally, it is a heartbreaking story of a woman who died at age fifty-two, before her son would go on to his greatest accomplishments and reflections of what she taught him.

A major publishing event: an unprecedented look into the life of the woman who most singularly shaped Barack Obama-his mother. Barack Obama has written extensively about his father, but little is known about Stanley Ann Dunham, the fiercely independent woman who raised him, the person he credits for, as he says, "what is best in me." Here is the missing piece of the story. Award-winning reporter Janny Scott interviewed nearly two hundred of Dunham's friends, colleagues, and relatives (including both her children), and combed through boxes of personal and professional papers, letters to friends, and photo albums, to uncover the full breadth of this woman's inspiring and untraditional life, and to show the remarkable extent to which she shaped the man Obama is today. Dunham's story moves from Kansas and Washington state to Hawaii and Indonesia. It begins in a time when interracial marriage was still a felony in much of the United States, and culminates in the present, with her son as our president- something she never got to see. It is a poignant look at how character is passed from parent to child, and offers insight into how Obama's destiny was created early, by his mother's extraordinary faith in his gifts, and by her unconventional mothering. Finally, it is a heartbreaking story of a woman who died at age fifty-two, before her son would go on to his greatest accomplishments and reflections of what she taught him.
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A major publishing event: an unprecedented look into the life of the woman who most singularly shaped Barack Obama-his mother. Barack Obama has written extensively about his father, but little is known about Stanley Ann Dunham, the fiercely independent woman who raised him, the person he credits for, as he says, "what is best in me." Here is the missing piece of the story. Award-winning reporter Janny Scott interviewed nearly two hundred of Dunham's friends, colleagues, and relatives (including both her children), and combed through boxes of personal and professional papers, letters to friends, and photo albums, to uncover the full breadth of this woman's inspiring and untraditional life, and to show the remarkable extent to which she shaped the man Obama is today. Dunham's story moves from Kansas and Washington state to Hawaii and Indonesia. It begins in a time when interracial marriage was still a felony in much of the United States, and culminates in the present, with her son as our president- something she never got to see. It is a poignant look at how character is passed from parent to child, and offers insight into how Obama's destiny was created early, by his mother's extraordinary faith in his gifts, and by her unconventional mothering. Finally, it is a heartbreaking story of a woman who died at age fifty-two, before her son would go on to his greatest accomplishments and reflections of what she taught him.

Language:

English

Narrators:

January LaVoy

Length:

10h 19m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:09


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:19


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:21


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:30


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:56


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:31


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:26


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:57


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:07


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:13


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:48


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:39


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:38


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:45


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:36


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:01


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:51


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:46


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:00


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:18


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:08


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:10


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:54


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:33


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:54


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:07


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:14


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:34


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:21


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:42


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:21


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:00


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:31


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:51


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:16


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:33


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:58


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:56


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:36


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:12


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:30


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:12


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:51


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:46


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:27


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:02


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:25


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:53


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:35


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:42


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:24


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:04


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:29


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:20


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:48


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:16


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:49


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:56


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:34


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:33


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:06


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:30


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:33


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:48


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:27


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:47


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:15


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:40


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:20


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:39


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:18


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:54


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:48


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:40


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:24


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:25


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:34


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:27


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:36


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:35


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:27


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:52


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:30


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:20