7 excerpts from 'Barack Obama: The Story'
1. An under-the-radar relationship
The president's parents, Barack Hussein Obama and Stanley Ann Dunham, met in a Russian class at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. A high school friend of Dunham's, Susan Botkin, says she received a postcard from Dunham which stated that Dunham had started dating a fellow student in her Russian class, but Maraniss says that most of Obama's friends don't remember Dunham and Obama ever spending time together. Obama was still married to a woman living in Africa at the time that his relationship with Dunham began, though Maraniss says Dunham was unaware of this.
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