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The Resource Barack Obama in Hawai'i and Indonesia : the making of a global president, Dinesh Sharma

Barack Obama in Hawai'i and Indonesia : the making of a global president, Dinesh Sharma

Label
Barack Obama in Hawai'i and Indonesia : the making of a global president
Title
Barack Obama in Hawai'i and Indonesia
Title remainder
the making of a global president
Statement of responsibility
Dinesh Sharma
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first 18 years of President Obama's life, from his birth in 1961 to his departure for college in 1979, were spent in Hawai'i and Indonesia. These years fundamentally shaped the traits for which the adult Obama is noted: his protean identity, his nuanced appreciation of multiple views of the same object, his cosmopolitan breadth of view, and his self-rooted "outpost" patriotism. Barack Obama in Hawai'i and Indonesia: The Making of a Global President is the first study to examine, in fascinating detail, how his early years impacted this unique leader. Existing biographies of President Obama are primarily political treatments. Here, cross-cultural psychologist and marketing consultant Dinesh Sharma explores the connections between Obama's early upbringing and his adult views of civil society, secular Islam, and globalization. The book draws on the author's on-the-ground research and extensive first-hand interviews in Jakarta; Honolulu; New York; Washington, DC; and Chicago to evaluate the multicultural inputs to Obama's character and the ways in which they prepared him to meet the challenges of world leadership in the 21st century
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sharma, Dinesh
Dewey number
  • 973.932092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E908
LC item number
.S52 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obama, Barack
  • Obama, Barack
  • Presidents
  • Hawaii
  • Indonesia
Label
Barack Obama in Hawai'i and Indonesia : the making of a global president, Dinesh Sharma
Link
http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=024545828&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-262) and index
Contents
Prologue -- Transformation of the American mind -- Origin stories -- Women who shaped Obama -- Global schooling in Jakarta -- A new spring in Hawaii -- Hybrid identity on the mainland -- Obama's mythic dreams -- The Obama world -- Epilogue: reimagining the American dream
Control code
ocn548555647
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 274 p., [20] p. of plates
Isbn
9780313385339
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011028175
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1417888
  • (OCoLC)548555647
Label
Barack Obama in Hawai'i and Indonesia : the making of a global president, Dinesh Sharma
Link
http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=024545828&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-262) and index
Contents
Prologue -- Transformation of the American mind -- Origin stories -- Women who shaped Obama -- Global schooling in Jakarta -- A new spring in Hawaii -- Hybrid identity on the mainland -- Obama's mythic dreams -- The Obama world -- Epilogue: reimagining the American dream
Control code
ocn548555647
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 274 p., [20] p. of plates
Isbn
9780313385339
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011028175
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1417888
  • (OCoLC)548555647

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