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Obama: The Historic Front Pages

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12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Eye Candy

This is such a refreshing way to see the way the country and the world reacted to this extraordinary man. Because, in this book, the news pages are readable, I can get a sense of the universal hope that we all need. Reading the speeches in the way they are presented, br...
This is such a refreshing way to see the way the country and the world reacted to this extraordinary man. Because, in this book, the news pages are readable, I can get a sense of the universal hope that we all need. Reading the speeches in the way they are presented, brought tears to my eyes yet again.

posted by ggail on February 11, 2009

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29 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

Not a keepsake

While a great idea and a lovely compilation, this book is not for the collector. The images in the book are beautiful but the photos are small and you cannot read most of the newspaper articles pictured without a magnifying glass. The reason the book is not of keepsake...
While a great idea and a lovely compilation, this book is not for the collector. The images in the book are beautiful but the photos are small and you cannot read most of the newspaper articles pictured without a magnifying glass. The reason the book is not of keepsake quality is because the paper the pages are made from is not meant to last; the paper is thin and not of archival quality. For a keepsake quality book, try "President Obama Election 2008: Collection of Newspaper Front Pages by the Poynter Institute." If you want a book that provides an overview and some interesting supporting text "Obama: The Historic Front Pages" is fine. The writing and organization are fine; it just isn't as nice in quality as it could be.

posted by BookJunkieSR on February 11, 2009

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  • Posted February 11, 2009

    Not a keepsake

    While a great idea and a lovely compilation, this book is not for the collector. The images in the book are beautiful but the photos are small and you cannot read most of the newspaper articles pictured without a magnifying glass. The reason the book is not of keepsake quality is because the paper the pages are made from is not meant to last; the paper is thin and not of archival quality. For a keepsake quality book, try "President Obama Election 2008: Collection of Newspaper Front Pages by the Poynter Institute." If you want a book that provides an overview and some interesting supporting text "Obama: The Historic Front Pages" is fine. The writing and organization are fine; it just isn't as nice in quality as it could be.

    29 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2009

    falls short of expectation

    The idea is great but can't read the newspaper front pages. This would be a great keepsake if it could be read. Found a full size book at POSTERKRAZE.COM. Love this book!! Although it is not hard cover it is a book for generations to cherish. It is newspaper size and very enjoyable to read and learn about the reaction across the USA on the historic day!

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 6, 2009

    Obama headlines book

    Disappointing. The one photograph I was looking for, of a shot of the crowd looking out from the podium, was absent. There was a closeup of the Lincoln Bible, but that was all. Also, not much commentary or historical background related to the photographs. Mainly just headlines and Obama's speeches. I guess I was expecting something more than headlines. What you see is what you get.

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