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Airlift to America: How Barack Obama, Sr., John F. Kennedy, Tom Mboya, and 800 East African Students Changed Their World and Ours

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This is the long-hidden saga of how a handful of Americans and East Africans fought the British colonial government, the U.S. State Department, and segregation to transport to, or support at, U.S. and Canadian universities, between 1959 and 1963, nearly 800 young East African men and women who would go on to change their world and ours. The students supported included Bara ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published September 15th 2009 by St. Martin's Press
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Jun 15, 2014 Melissa rated it it was ok
The subject of this book was very interesting, but the author had a very slanted view of the importance of this small event in history. As such, it turned out to be difficult to read because he never gave the flip side or serious information on the critiques of the program. In addition, the stories of the individual students were so broken up throughout the book it was hard to keep track of them. Even when they were described, it would be a paragraph on one and then move to the next, rather than ...more
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I consider myself fortunate in that I always wanted to write, have been able to do so since my undergraduate days, and have had my work published and produced in many forms – histories, novels, children’s books, documentaries, fictional programs, poetry, plays, songs, newspaper columns, magazine articles, even a comic book.

My first book, THE DAY AMERICA CRASHED, was published in 1979, and since th
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