The communist : Frank Marshall Davis : the untold story of Barack Obama's mentor
The communist : Frank Marshall Davis : the untold story of Barack Obama's mentor

Kengor, Paul, 1966-


1st Threshold Editions/Mercury Ink hardcover ed.

Publication Information
New York : Threshold Editions/Mercury Ink, 2012.

Physical Description
x, 388 p. ; 24 cm.

Introduction: Past is Prologue -- Growing Up Frank -- Atlanta, 1931-32 : The Communists Swarm to Scottsboro -- Frank's Work in the Atlanta Daily World (1931-34) -- Paul Robeson and Progressive Dupes -- Back to Chicago : "Peace" Mobilization and Duping the "Social Justice" Religious Left -- War Time and Party Time (1943-45) : Frank with CPUSA and Associated Negro Press -- The Latter 1940s : Frank and the Chicago Crew -- The Chicago Star : Comrades, "Progressives," and Soviet Agents -- Frank's Writings in the Chicago Star (1946-48) -- Frank Heads to Hawaii -- Frank in the Honolulu Record (1949-50) : Target: Harry Truman -- Frank in the Honolulu Record (1949-50) : Other Targets: From "HUAC" to "profits" to GM -- Frank and the Founders -- 1951-57 : Frank on Red China, Korea, Vietnam, and More -- Mr. Davis Goes to Washington -- Frank vs. "the Gestapo" -- American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born -- When Frank Met Obama -- When Obama Leaves Frank : Occidental College -- Frank Re-Emerges...and the Media Ignores Him -- Conclusion: Echoes of Frank.

Personal Subject
Davis, Frank Marshall, 1905-1987.
Davis, Frank Marshall, 1905-1987-Political and social views.
Davis, Frank Marshall, 1905-1987-Influence.
Obama, Barack-Friends and associates.

Corporate Subject
Communist Party of the United States of America -- History -- 20th century.

Subject Term
African American political activists -- Biography.
Political activists -- United States -- Biography.
Labor movement -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
African American journalists -- Biography.
African American poets -- Biography.

Is Obama working to fulfill the dreams of Frank Marshall Davis, a card-carrying member of the Communist Party USA? That question has been impossible to answer, since Davis's writings and relationship with Obama have either been deliberately obscured or dismissed as irrelevant. With Paul Kengor's work, Americans can finally weigh the evidence and decide for themselves.

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