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Tom Shachtman

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Tom Shachtman is the author of Airlift to America: How Barack Obama Sr., John F. Kennedy, Tom Mboya, and 800 East African Students Changed Their World and Ours (St. Martin’s Press, 2009).

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Eighty-one students arrive in New York in 1959

Men with a Mission

by Tom Shachtmanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Scheinman collection brings to life the story of how two friends, a white American and a black Kenyan, helped African democracy bloom. By Tom Shachtman.