The rise of Barack Obama

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Triumph Books, Jun 30, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 160 pages
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Photojournalist Pete Souza documents the meteoric rise of the charismatic Barack Obama from his first day in the U.S. Senate up to the Pennsylvania presidential primary. Souza, who also accompanied the senator to seven countries including Kenya, South Africa, and Russia, had access to photograph the senator and presidential candidate in private and public moments during Obama's rise to political stardom. Most of these have not been seen before. Souza provides extended commentary about each photo to place it in context, and describe the scene and participants.--From publisher description.

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User Review  - Wilfredo Chacon - Goodreads

I thought this book was very helpful for me to learn about the president of the united states. I didn't even know before that Obama was a senator for Illinois. I had no idea that he even excited as a ... Read full review

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User Review  - 2morrowknight - Goodreads

The book is absolutely awesome. It's 160 pages of captivating, and profoundly touching photos. Yes, it has some text, but the pictures are what you're buying. The author/photographer is Pete Souza, a ... Read full review


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Pete Souza is a freelance photographer and assistant professor of photojournalism at Ohio University's School of Visual Communication. He was the official White House photographer for President Reagan, and he was recently named the official photographer for President-elect Barack Obama. Published this past summer, Souza's The Rise of Barack Obama was a New York Times bestseller.