If you like both detective stores and politics, you will realize the political importance of Jack Cashill's newest book, Deconstructing Obama: The Life, Loves, and Letters of America's First Postmodern President. Jack Cashill shows an attention to detail in the style of Sherlock Holmes, drawing on both the unknowns of Barack Obama's life and the intricacies of modern politics. You can follow his discoveries as he locates and connects the dots that show Obama could not possibly have written the book, Dreams From My Father, that launched him on his extraordinary career to the White House.
Dreams From My Father was an essential engine driving Obama on his path to the presidency. The mainstream media and the literary establishment anointed Dreams From My Father as a political masterpiece. Time magazine called it "the best-written memoir ever produced by an American politician."
Obama had spent two years at Columbia and three years at the Harvard Law School, and there seems to be no record of anything he ever wrote. Nothing in his career shows that he was capable of writing the book called Dreams From My Father. Jack Cashill's journey to unravel the mystery of the authorship of Dreams is built on fascinating and original research and documentation. Cashill presents compelling evidence that Dreams was written by Obama's friend, Bill Ayers, who was a gifted writer. Cashill convincingly compares the writing style and vocabulary of Dreams with Bill Ayers's own memoir, called Fugitive Days. Ayers had been a bombthrower radical in the 1960s.
Cashill is particularly qualified to assemble this documentation. His book called Deconstucting Obama is an extensively researched work of literary criticism and social commentary. It will be enjoyed by anyone who wants to understand the man who became President.
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