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The American Journey of Barack Obama
January 13, 2020 Comments.. 843
The American Journey of Barack Obama StartFragment For decades Americans have turned to LIFE to see understand and remember the most important events and people of our time Just as LIFE once opened up the glittering Kennedy White House
  • Title: The American Journey of Barack Obama
  • Author: LIFE Magazine
  • ISBN: 9780316045605
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Hardcover
  • StartFragment For decades Americans have turned to LIFE to see, understand, and remember the most important events and people of our time Just as LIFE once opened up the glittering Kennedy White House, LIFE now focuses its lens on Barack Obama The American Journey of Barack Obama covers the candidate from his childhood and adolescence to his time as editor o StartFragment For decades Americans have turned to LIFE to see, understand, and remember the most important events and people of our time Just as LIFE once opened up the glittering Kennedy White House, LIFE now focuses its lens on Barack Obama The American Journey of Barack Obama covers the candidate from his childhood and adolescence to his time as editor of The Harvard Law Review and his Chicago activist years, culminating with the excitement and fervor of the historic 2008 Democratic National Convention The unfolding drama of Obama s life and political career is cinematic in scope, and never has it been presented so compellingly In addition to a powerful array of photographs that were taken by many of the country s greatest photographers and some that were snapped, in the quiet moments, by Obama family members themselves , this book also includes a Foreword by Senator Edward M Kennedy, an incisive narrative biography and original essays by some of our finest writers, including Gay Talese, Charles Johnson, Melissa Fay Greene, Andrei Codrescu, Fay Weldon, Richard Norton Smith, Bob Greene and several others Many readers will find a new understanding of Obama All readers will feel that they are bearing witness to a singular, undeniably American story EndFragment
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    1 Blog on “The American Journey of Barack Obama

    1. K.D. Absolutely says:

      My first book about Barack Obama I am a Filipino and I have no business meddling in the American politics However, the United States of America is still the world s greatest superpower so when America sneezes, the whole world gets sick.I was in Ohio on a business trip during the 2nd and 3rd debates between Obama and McCain in the fall of 2008 I watched those on the television inside my hotel room I do not religiously follow the politics in the US because if you are in the Philippines, your plate [...]

    2. Ice says:

      For decades Americans have turned to LIFE to see, understand, and remember the most important events and people of our time Just as LIFE once opened up the glittering Kennedy White House, LIFE now focuses its lens on Barack Obama The American Journey of Barack Obama covers the candidate from his childhood and adolescence to his time as editor of The Harvard Law Review and his Chicago activist years, culminating with the excitement and fervor of the historic 2008 Democratic National Convention Th [...]

    3. Freda Mans-Labianca says:

      I enjoyed listening to this audiobook about Barack Obama What a fascinating man he is, and there was so much I had no idea of.It s odd how being Canadian I am so fascinated by him I think that when he got elected it struck a cord with the whole world, and not just America For me, I see someone who wants to do the right thing for all people, not just America, though being president it is a priority I have learned through listening to this story, that family is very important, as well as morality, [...]

    4. Kathy (Bermudaonion) says:

      The American Journey of Barack Obama by the Editors of Life is a beautiful coffee table book It tells the story of Barack Obama from birth through the Presidential race, but it was printed before Election Day This book doesn t really introduce any new material but it does a nice job of presenting Barack s history in a easily read, conversational tone As would be expected from Life, the book is filled with beautiful, full color photographs, some of which were not previously published.My favorite [...]

    5. Jeanette"Astute Crabbist" says:

      Yippee, we now have a president I want to read about

    6. Kelly says:

      A gorgeous coffee table book nothing , nothing less Full disclosure I received a free copy of this book for review through Library Thing s Early Reviewer program I ve long been a fan of the Time Life glossy pictorial hardcovers e.g the Time Annual Year in Review and Life Album Pictures of the Year series , so when Life s THE AMERICAN JOURNEY OF BARACK OBAMA became available through Library Thing s Early Reviewer program, I jumped at the chance to review a copy Though I m not an Obama voter I sup [...]

    7. Wendi says:

      Perfect for Personal reading, Gift book, Great coffee table office bookIn a nutshell This is an absolutely beautiful book The pictures are wonderfully candid and bright, and the information contained within the book gives us some wonderful information on the life of our soon to be 44th President of the United States With an inspirational foreword by Senator Edward M Kennedy, the book starts by allowing readers to see Obama s family tree, showing an impressive seven half brothers and half sisters [...]

    8. Wisteria Leigh says:

      This colorful chronological compilation of stunning, photos and candid text makes this book an enjoyable read This is no simple coffee table book It is a chapter by chapter biography starting with Barack Obama s intriguing family tree to his rocket rise to top political ranks return return The introduction by Ted Kennedy is inspiring He sets the tone and theme of the book when he says of Barack Obama, return return he refuses to be trapped in the patterns of the past return return How many of us [...]

    9. BobbieCrawford says:

      The American Journey of Barack ObamaWritten By The Editors of Time LIFEPublished By Little, Brown and Company, a Division of the Hachette Book Group Inc 2008, First Edition, 176 pages, over sized hardcoverISBN 978 0316045605The American Journey of Barack Obama is a rich collection of photographs and information about the new US President I really enjoyed reading this book as there is not an over abundance of detailed political information and strategising, though it still talks about President O [...]

    10. Daniel says:

      He is awesome %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

    11. OOSA says:

      Timely The American Journey of Barack Obama is excellent and relevant It detailed some of the controversial things in his campaign and destroyed a lot of myths before they got startedke how he entered politics, his role as editor reviewer of the Harvard Law Review and a general tenacity to be the best of multiple worlds without insulting others The American Journey of Barack Obama is highly recommended, definitely deserving of 5 stars and greater because it was published before the election This [...]

    12. Andi says:

      A beautiful quality book about the life of 44th president, Barack Obama While I didn t expect to learn any new info about Obama considering all the reading I ve done about him, I did learn quite a lot info about his family in Africa, especially It s an even keel kind of book It s not all roses and daisies, as it critiques him and his candidacy to some extent as well Very good book for those who want a keepsake to remember this election or a good biography on Obama.

    13. Teddy says:

      This book is what you would expect from Life books There are photographs of just about every stage of Obama s life As a young boy, teenager, and as an adult There are photos of him with each of his parents and grandmother and many of him with his beautiful family There is even a photo of Barack and Read the full review Here teddyrose 2008 12

    14. Mom (Tash) says:

      I decided I should learn a little about our new President This book was a good choice for me It was very informative, especially in its explanation of Obama s family history, quite a genealogical potpouri The pictures, true to the LIFE tradition, were great After reading about him, I can t help but be impressed with Obama s self confidence and drive.

    15. Doree Burt says:

      I ll admit it I m a fan of the First Family This would have received stars from me if the book included photos and a little less text It s a LIFE book, so I expected visuals and, let s face it, he s cute no disrespect and the camera loves him.

    16. Jennifer says:

      While the text and the story are great, the focus of this book is the fabulous photographs Trust Life magazine to create such a beautiful book about one of the most fascinating men in a generation.

    17. Stephanie says:

      Very good book I m looking forward to reading other book about him Made me realize anyone can become POTUS if they put their mind to it I am very curious about his mother I would love to learn about her.

    18. Jamie Holloway says:

      Beautifully illustrated book with some awesome photographs about our new President of the USA Uplifting writing about the history and journey of this man, things that I did not know, I learned from reading this great book.

    19. Emily Mellow says:

      OK so I really didn t read too much of it, but I like looking at pictures of our handsome president He s lovely and I wish I had time to read all about him, but I have to choose books that are slightly pertinent to my life right now.

    20. Wisteria Leigh says:

      2008 Fall,politics,non fiction,2008 Presidential Election,Democratic Party,first African American President

    21. La Tonya says:

      What a phenomenal book about our 44th President and his incredible backgound This is definitely a book to keep on your bookshelf

    22. pati says:

      Text and photographs present the life of the Harvard Law School graduate, legislator, civil rights lawyer and 2008 presidential candidate, from his childhood in Hawaii to his presidential campaign

    23. Dave says:

      I think the authors are missing the point and praising qualities that don t really matter.

    24. Judith says:

      I ve read a couple of books about and by Obama and so I just wanted to look at his life in pictures.

    25. Patty says:

      OK, I just looked at the pictures Really nice view of our new president Plenty of biographical information as well as being a re cap of his candidacy.

    26. Scott says:

      I bought this book back in 2008, when I was an Obamamaniac I ve yet to do much than breeze through it And at this point, it s probably all I ll ever do But it s nice to have, anyway.

    27. Kecia says:

      My boss gave me this book for my birthday It s the perfect coffee table book for this post election season Lovely photographs and plenty of good commentary too.

    28. Joanne says:

      Very good book to read this week and I learned some facts about our 44th President Lots of nice pictures too.

    29. Zorayda says:

      I think that the journey of Barack Obama has been wonderful and this book will take you step by step into his life and what he has gone through in his life.

    30. Susan Miller says:

      I enjoyed this book The book is loaded with pictures that give you a close look at the many sides of Barack Obama The book also contains enough verbiage that you will get a good sense of who this man is The book was written just prior to the 2008 US presidential election It contains several references to Obama s biography The Audacity of Hope The book does not cover every aspect of Obama s life In truth it is probably not a biography as much as, a telling of his story and the acceptance of his w [...]

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