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Hawai i, the birthplace of our 44th
president, Barack Obama. In
Obamaland: Who Is Barack Obama?
local broadcasting fixture Ron Jacobs
explores the dynamics of the nation s
greatest melting pot and offers
reflections, observations and insights
into the man that would inspire millions
in this country and the world, to dream
and to believe that all things are
This story tells of a young Barack
Obama; of his heritage borne of a union
between a man of color from Kenya and
a Caucasian woman from Kansas; of his
formative years enrolled in Hawai i s
schools, including that venerable
institution of island education, Punahou;
the everlasting influence of his
grandparents, the Dunham s; and of the
places, sights, sounds and smells of these
islands that would shape and mold him.
Chicago and its gritty history of roughand-
tumble hardball politics may have
forged him into a man, but Honolulu
(and to a greater degree, Hawai i); its
confluence of cultures, imbued with the
timeless Hawaiian values of ohana
(family) and aloha (love, compassion),
allowed young Barack to be a boy and
would instill in him, the sense of respect,
inclusion and compassion he carries with
him to this day.
Visit the places that young Barack
frequented. Walk the streets where he s
lived. Share in the stories and
reflections of the people, famous and not
so famous, who knew him or met him.
Obamaland is Hawai i, and Hawai i is
the birthplace of the 44th President of
the United States of America.
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Ron Jacobs has had an illustrious career
in radio that spans well over 5 decades.
He began his broadcasting career after
receiving his FCC license at the age of
15 and became one of Hawai i s
legendary rock `n roll DJ s the Poi
Boys. While working in radio markets
on the West Coast, Jacobs is best known
as program director of KHJ radio during
its seminal Boss Radio years and the
co-creator of the widely syndicated
American Top 40 countdown show. In
addition to stints as record producer and
concert promoter, Jacobs has also served
as contributing editor to both Honolulu and Hawai`i magazines.
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Book Description Booklines Hawaii, Ltd., 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110970621396