A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother - download pdf or read online

By Janny Scott

ISBN-10: 1594485593

ISBN-13: 9781594485596

The New York Times bestseller-an remarkable investigate the lifestyles and personality of the lady who raised a president.

Barack Obama has written generally approximately his father yet credited his mom for "what is healthier in me." nonetheless, little is understood approximately this fiercely self sustaining, lively girl who raised the fellow who grew to become the first biracial president of the USA. This e-book is that story.

In A Singular Woman, award-winning New York Times reporter Janny Scott tells the tale of this particular girl, Stanley Ann Dunham, who broke a number of the ideas of her time, and exhibits how her fierce instance helped impact the longer term president-and can function an thought to us all.

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The Odyssey The poem starts ten years after the fall of Troy. During the sack of the city, the disrespectful behaviour of some of the Greeks annoyed the gods, especially Athena who, having favoured the Greek side throughout the war, now has raised terrible storms to hinder their return. Though Athena is still well disposed towards Ulysses, he has not been allowed to return to Ithaca, where his faithful wife Penelope has been trying for seven years to ward off a crowd of suitors. Poseidon and the sun-god have sought to punish Ulysses (who, during his travels, has blinded Poseidon’s son Polyphemus and whose companions have slaughtered the sun-god’s cattle for food).

Years later, Virgil agreed to read out loud to the Emperor three books of the first half of the poem: the fall of Troy, the death of Dido, and Aeneas’s visit to the Underworld. We know (because Virgil’s 64 secretary Eros tells us) that he wrote a page in the morning and then corrected it throughout the day until little was left of the original lines. He compared this method to a bear giving birth to her cubs and then licking them into shape. 16 Virgil was a keen, scholarly reader of Homer, not only of the poems but also of the ancient commentaries.

He orders his son Pisistratus to accompany Telemachus to Sparta. Book IV 31 At the court of Menelaus, Telemachus and his companions are entertained by the king and by his wife Helen, now restored to her throne. Menelaus tells them that, during his voyage back from Troy, the Old Man of the Sea informed him that Ulysses was being held captive by the nymph Calypso. Meanwhile, back in Ithaca, the suitors and Penelope learn of Telemachus’ departure. The suitors plan to ambush him on his return and kill him.

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