Saturday, November 15, 2008

The American Journey of Barack Obama - Review and Contest Winner!

The American Journey of Barack Obama by the Editors of Life

Hatchette Books sent me a copy of this awesome book for a review. It’s a beautiful keepsake featuring gorgeous photographs of our President-Elect Barack Obama and his family. These photos are absolutely amazing. The photos are accompanied by biographical information about Mr. Obama, his childhood, his family and his campaigns for Senator and President. It’s fast and easy reading, which will give readers a glimpse and understanding into the man who will be soon leading our country.

Here’s some more info about this book….

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.

This is a must read for those who want to learn a bit more about this man and it’s excellent for teaching children about this man.

The contest I was holding for readers to win their very own copy of the book is now closed. Amanda is our winner and I’ve contacted her by email. Amanda, if you are reading this, please send me your snail mail address!


  1. I am getting this in the mail, it looks and sounds really good!! Hachette is really putting out some winners!!

  2. They really are! It's an amazing book. You'll love it.


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