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Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs

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by Deborah Willis, Kevin Merida
     
 

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Through 150 striking color photographs, Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs charts the road to Barack Obama's nomination as the first African American to lead the presidential ticket of a major party. Announcing his campaign in Springfield, Illinois, on February 10, 2007, Obama stood on the grounds of the Old State Capitol, where Abraham Lincoln

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Through 150 striking color photographs, Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs charts the road to Barack Obama's nomination as the first African American to lead the presidential ticket of a major party. Announcing his campaign in Springfield, Illinois, on February 10, 2007, Obama stood on the grounds of the Old State Capitol, where Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous "House Divided" speech against slavery in 1858. During an eighteen-month campaign, from the snows of Iowa to the hunt for Democratic "superdelegates," this junior senator from Chicago confounded the party establishment and rewrote the playbook on modern presidential campaigning. This amazing collection of photographs captures the public and private moments of his journey, and offers a unique window into one of the great triumphs in American politics.

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Taken by professional photojournalists, volunteers, young supporters, and others, these 150 photographs represent the public and private moments of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. Photographer Willis (Reflections in Black) and Merida, an associate editor at the Washington Post, have captured impressive images of the senator with political leaders, educators, religious figures, and others.


—Ann Burns

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061733093
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
748,802
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs. Copyright (c) by Deborah Willis . Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

Meet the Author

A photo historian, curator, and photographer, Deborah Willis is chair and professor of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Photography and Imaging. A Guggenheim, Fletcher, and MacArthur fellow, she lives in New York City.

Kevin Merida is an associate editor at the Washington Post. In 2000 he was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists. He is the author of the critically acclaimed and prizewinning Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas. He lives in Maryland.

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