American Tapestry : The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama
In this extraordinary feat of genealogical research--in the tradition of The Hemmingses of Monticello and Slaves in the Family--author Swarns, a respected Washington-based reporter for the New York Times, tells the fascinating and hitherto untold story of Ms. Obama's black, white, and multiracial ancestors; a history that the First Lady herself did not know.
At once epic, provocative, and inspiring, American Tapestry is more than a true family saga; it is an illuminating mirror in which we may all see ourselves.
- Paperback | 391 pages
- 132.08 x 200.66 x 30.48mm | 294.83g
- 07 May 2013
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, United States
- Halftones, color
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Though an intimate family history, American Tapestry is also the collective chronicle of our changing nation, a beautifully rendered and singularly inspiring story with resonance for us all.