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Peter Firstbrook
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Peter Firstbrook was the producer of the television program about the voyage of the Matthew. He is well qualified to write about the sea as the possessor of both a degree in oceanography and a boat of his own on which he lives when at home in Bristol, England.

He has produced a number of programs, was one of the organizers behind the International Festival of the Sea, and has written frequently for newspapers and magazines.

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The Obamas
The Untold Story of an African Family
Written by Peter Firstbrook


Format: Trade Paperback, 360 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $16.00

"Fascinating...adds many interesting details to what we know of the President’s heritage."
--David Remnick, TheNewYorker.com

On January 20, 2009, a few hundred men, women, and children gathered under trees in the twilight at K’obama, a village on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya. Barack Obama’s rise to the American presidency had... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

The Obamas
The Untold Story of an African Family
Written by Peter Firstbrook


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.
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