“Pioneers: The Frontier Family of Barack Obama”

by Stephen MacDonogh (Brandon Books)

Everyone knows President Obama is of Kenyan descent. But who remembers that he’s also Irish? Author Stephen MacDonogh traced the remarkable story of President Obama’s other family – his mother’s Irish ancestors. I organized a U.S. press tour for Steve, timed for a moment when the frothing birther controversy needed some pushback. Placements ranged from Politico, NPR and the BBC to the Irish-American press and local media.

Read Steve’s Politico op-ed and/or Buy the book.