Obama: The Historic Journey
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Obama: The Historic Journey

by The New York Times, Jill Abramson, Bill Keller
     
 

This is the remarkable story of Barack Obama's journey to the White House, as told by the greatest cultural recorders in the world, the staff of The New York Times. From the first mention of Barack Obama in its pages (when he was elected president of the Harvard Law Review), to his electrifying speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention, to the days and

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This is the remarkable story of Barack Obama's journey to the White House, as told by the greatest cultural recorders in the world, the staff of The New York Times. From the first mention of Barack Obama in its pages (when he was elected president of the Harvard Law Review), to his electrifying speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention, to the days and months of the hardfought, innovative campaign for Presidency, The New York Times has documented, recorded, and analyzed Obama in all the ways that he has irrevocably changed this country.

In twelve rich chapters, filled with award-winning photos and graphics, as well as text from Nobel Prize and Pulitzer—winning columnists like Paul Krugman and Thomas Friedman, and seasoned political reporters like Adam Nagourney, The New York Times tells Obama's unlikely and incredible journey from the beginning all the way to his inauguration as President of the United States. Jill Abramson, the managing editor of the Times will provide biographical text and Bill Keller, the executive editor, will pen the introduction. Throughout, there will be profiles of important figures in Obama's life and the campaign—Valerie Jarrett, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, his parents and grandparents, and Michelle Obama. Obama's own writing, from his memoirs and speeches across the country, will be included, along with what will surely be an iconic, groundbreaking speech—his Inauguration Day speech.

This book will be a treasured cultural document and the pinnacle of election coverage. This is the best of the best showcasing the most extraordinary political event of recent times.

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The New York Times teamed with Callaway Arts & Entertainment to produce this visually stunning, large-format volume, which showcases both the Obama campaign and the Times's own staff expertise on the subject. The photographs, from both documentary and color reproduction perspectives, are the best you'll find. Contributions by Times writers and editors includes both new pieces and reprints from the paper, with new biographical text by Jill Abramson going back to Obama's beginnings. The ending commentary by Thomas L. Friedman declares, "Let Reconstruction begin." Highly recommended.
—Margaret Heilbrun

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594488931
Publisher:
Callaway-NYT
Publication date:
02/16/2009
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 11.90(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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