Go Advanced Search
 

Buy from a third party:




Learn More About
Find More Titles by
This Author: Paul Kengor
This Narrator: Pete Larkin
This Publisher: Tantor Audio

The Communist by Paul Kengor

The Communist

Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mentor

by Paul Kengor


Product Details

Author
Narrator
Publisher
 
Unabridged Edition
Running Time
11 Hrs. 18 Min.
Share This

Description

In his memoir, Barack Obama omits the full name of his mentor, simply calling him "Frank." Now, the truth is out: Never has a figure as deeply troubling and controversial as Frank Marshall Davis had such an impact on the development of an American president.

Although other radical influences on Obama - from Jeremiah Wright to Bill Ayers-have been scrutinized, the public knows little about Davis, a card-carrying member of the Communist Party USA, cited by the Associated Press as an "important influence" on Obama, one whom he "looked to" not merely for "advice on living" but as a "father" figure.

While the Left has willingly dismissed Davis (with good reason), here are the indisputable, eye-opening facts: Frank Marshall Davis was a pro-Soviet, pro - Red China communist. His Communist Party USA card number, revealed in FBI files, was CP number 47544. He was a prototype of the loyal Soviet patriot, so radical that the FBI placed him on the federal government's Security Index. In the early 1950s, Davis opposed U.S. attempts to slow Stalin and Mao. He favored Red Army takeovers of Central and Eastern Europe, and communist control in Korea and Vietnam. Dutifully serving the cause, he edited and wrote for communist newspapers in both Chicago and Honolulu, courting contributors who were Soviet agents. In the 1970s, amid this dangerous political theater, Frank Marshall Davis came into Barack Obama's life.Aided by access to explosive declassified FBI files, Soviet archives, and Davis's original newspaper columns, Paul Kengor explores how Obama sought out Davis and how Davis found in Obama an impressionable young man, one susceptible to Davis's worldview that opposed American policy and traditional values while praising communist regimes. Kengor sees remnants of this worldview in Obama's early life and even, ultimately, his presidency.

Kengor charts with definitive accuracy the progression of Davis's communist ideas from Chicago to Hawaii. He explores ...


People Who Liked The Communist Also Liked These Free Titles:
  The Barry Goldwater Story
by Barry Goldwater

Reviews & Ratings
User Reviews         Rate this title  

More Details

  • Published: August 2012
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T072695
Available On
Volumes
ISBN-10
ISBN-13
Download