Not too many Freepers would wish to purchase the David Maraniss book, titled Barack Obama (The Story). I have it and it certainly takes a dedicated reader to try to realize the import within it's pages.
I learn that Barack Obama Sr. had a father who was a notorious wife beater. Barack Obama Sr. was also a violently abusive man and using pages 208-209 I found out something not known generally. Ruth Baker had married him and bore his son in Kenya. Educated and of sheltered background in America, she was unprepared for his drunken beatings.
She fled to Boston with her one year old child in 1966. Her parents immediately accepted her and child. Three weeks later, Obama Sr shows up and "knocked on doors and called around until he found her". He begged her forgiveness and vowed never to abuse her again. She went back with him to Kenya. His drunken beatings continued. She finally divorced him.
True my account may not be appropriate to the general thread here, but I will chance that. I have not time to give the exact page reference, but elsewhere in the book, Obama tried the same tactic with Stanley Ann (according to Maraniss). This when he paid his quick visit to see a young Barry. He is supposed to have demanded that she return with him to Kenya with her son.
A lot more might be gleaned from this book, more than what the author bargained for. He has already castigated the "right wing" for making use of his information. I wonder if this wretched man, Obama Sr. ever abused Stanley Ann?. The quest for the truth continues here on Free Republic.
Along with that pattern is ALWAYS the threat to either take the child or kill the child.
Sven has indicated in his posts that 0 was made a ward of Catholic Services and his grandmother was appointed guardian. My dad worked with children in need of services for over forty years. He said to remove custody from the mother more had to be going on then just letting him travel without adult accompaniment.....Wonder if that is when he got the scar on his head. Is the scar mentioned in the book. It's a doosey! Thanks for your information...List of books to read is getting higher and higher.
We are expected to believe that the kenyan came to Hawaii around christmas 1971, zero was already at school in Hawaii as his teacher tells us; the kenyan gave a talk to the class while he was there. Maya, we are expected to believe was born in August 1970 according to the divorce document Dunham/Soetoro.
Did Maraniss have any idea what SAD was expected to do with her daughter? Leave her behind in Indonesia perhaps?
Maybe Maraniss might have benefitted from lurking on FR for a while before he wrote this nonsense...