Obama: The Historic Front Pages : from Announcement to Inauguration, Chronicled by Leading U.S. and International Newspapers

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2009 - Photography - 224 pages
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Celebrate a milestone in American history: The election of President Barack Obama Yes, he did! When Barack Obama became president-elect on November 4, 2008, he transformed Martin's Luther King's dream into reality. Obama, and the 66.3 million Americans who voted for him, proved to the world that all things are possible. And the day after, people from coast to coast lined up to buy newspapers as souvenirs. The demand was unprecedented, with stands and stores quickly selling out: USA Today sold an extra 380,000 copies, while the Atlanta Journal-Constitution went back to print five times. Now, everyone can own a piece of history, thanks to this gorgeous commemorative album of front pages that capture Barack Obama's extraordinary journey to the White House. Featuring newspapers both domestic and foreign, and depicting all the landmarks in this groundbreaking campaign-including the inauguration-Obama is a stunning keepsake for all who experienced this remarkable moment...and future generations, too. The only book to feature five historic speeches as well as front pages of three significant moments: when Obama won the Democratic nomination; when he became the first African-American elected president; and when he was sworn in Includes the historic speech "A More Perfect Union," delivered at Constitution Hall, Philadelphia, March 18, 2008 Includes newspapers from both America and around the world, with pull quotes and translations of foreign headlines Stunning photos from the nomination and election plus original images of the inauguration shot especially for this book An introduction by Howard Dodson, director of the prestigious Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library

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This "commemorative album" could serve as a somewhat basic pathfinder to the Obama newspaper record online. Some 120 front pages are shown in full color, captioned with their web addresses, from only ... Read full review

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Had the honor of copyediting this beauty, and just got my copy. Check it out! It even smells good :) Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Bestselling author and editor DAVID ELLIOT COHEN has created or coauthored numerous large-format illustrated books that have collectively sold more than 5 million copies. Most were in the hugely popular Day in the Life and America 24/7 photography book series, and four have been New York Times best-sellers. Cohen has been profiled in almost every major periodical and many television news programs. His most recent book, What Matters: The world’s preeminent photojournalists and thinkers depict essential issues of our time, was just published by Sterling Publishing in 2008.


MARK GREENBERG has been a photographer for more than 30 years; after working with a major metropolitan newspaper and then AP, he founded his own photo agency, Visions. Greenberg has won World Press Photo awards and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for his story on the Voyager aircraft. His work has appeared in nearly every major publication worldwide, including LIFE and National Geographic.

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