Book Discussion on Barack Obama: The Story

Author David Maraniss talked about his tenth book, Barack Obama; The Story. For this project, the Washington Post associate editor and… read more

Author David Maraniss talked about his tenth book, Barack Obama; The Story. For this project, the Washington Post associate editor and Pulitzer Prize-winner traveled across the world including to Kansas, Indonesia, Kenya, Los Angeles, Hawaii, New York, and Chicago. David Maraniss spoke with relatives of President Obama in Kenya and discovered the president’s African ancestral history on the shores of Lake Victoria. He toured the houses where young Barry Obama lived in Indonesia and found the Kansas family homes and sites where his mother’s family began. Exclusive video and pictures from Kenya, Indonesia, Kansas and Hawaii were shown. Book TV traveled to Kenya with David Maraniss in January 2010 to document his African research trip. Mr. Maraniss spent four years researching and writing the book, which would be released Tuesday, June 19, 2012. After the presentation, Mr. Maraniss responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, including video questions. A video clip of a November 23, 2004, talk by then Senator-Elect Obama was also shown. close

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Book Discussion on Barack Obama: The Story

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Jun 17, 2012
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