About the Book
In this speech President Barack Obama echoed the cry of great scientists from a century past, including Albert Einstein, of the importance of supporting scientific research. He recalled the scientific breakthroughs that followed President Kennedy's challenge to the nation, and vowed to trump the government fiscal help applied at that time. This speech flew under the radar due to the swine flu outbreak, but it could very well be one of his most substantive speeches to date.
Born in 1969 as the seventh of eight children to two Harlem raised parents, this author benefited from both the inner-city life of Queens, New York, and childhood summers spent on a farm in rural upstate New York. Academic, professional, and physical accomplishments have punctuated this author's life. After earning his doctorate from Seton Hall University in 2006 in the area of education leadership, management, and policy, creative pursuits such as self publishing memoirs, poetry, and photography have taken the edge off of an otherwise mundane existence as a public school administrator. An adventurer by nature, he became the first African American to hike to the top of every mountain in the northeast United States over 4,000' (115 of them) by September of 2000. At that time, less than 400 people had accomplished this feat; whereas thousands have scaled Mount Everest.