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Of Thee I Sing by Barack Obama
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I took interest in this book after seeing a headline from Fox "News" that said: Obama Praises Indian Chief Who Killed U.S. General. Since Fox is truthful and "fair and balanced" (they couldn't say that about themselves if it weren't true, could they?), I realized that all the books I had read about Native American history must be all wrong. So, Custer was not a Lieutenant Colonel like all the history books say, he was really a General; Sitting Bull didn't stay in camp during the Battle of Little Big Horn like all the history books say, he was really right there in the thick of it, and he personally dealt the mortal blow to Custer; and the death of Custer wasn't the result of native people defending their lives, liberty, culture, traditions, and families from invading forces who meant to take all of that away from them (again, as all the history books imply), instead, those ruthless Indians purposely went out of their way to kill poor innocent whites (who were just minding their own business). I am so indebted to Fox for opening my eyes about this chapter in U.S. history.

Okay, I'm done with the sarcasm. I read this book at a Borders bookstore. It was short, the majority of each page consisted of illustrations that were well-done and pleasing. Each two-page spread is dedicated to someone in U.S. history who has demonstrated some noble attribute in his/her life. The words and the pictures are meant to inspire young children, and well it should.
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November 19, 2010 – Shelved
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message 1: by Jessaka (new)

Jessaka Interesting review. I didn't know that he wrote a book for children, a letter to his daughter. Fore a man born in Kenya, he really did well for himself. And this land was not the Indians because they had no proof that it was theirs, no documents. I had actually heard that last one on a political forum. We were brainwashed as kids, and we still are as adults.


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