The American Journey of Barack Obama, eBook text edition (Google eBook)

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Hachette Digital, Inc., Dec 22, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 176 pages
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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. This book 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.
**Images present in the print version of this book are omitted for licensing reasons**

  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
ROOTS
A YOUNG MAN ON THE RISE
WASHINGTON
ASPECTS OF OBAMA
By Regina Barreca
By John L Jackson
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LIFE magazine was founded by Henry Luce in 1936 and chronicled every aspect of the human condition through the end of the 20th century.
Gordon Parks is one of the early Life photographers and among the most esteemed photographers of our time. He is also an acclaimed poet, filmmaker and composer. He has published several books with Bulfinch, including the acclaimed Half Past Autumn (1997).
John Loengard is a veteran LIFE photographer and a chronicler of LIFE's illustrious history. He received the Henry Luce Lifetime Achievement Award for 2004 from Time, Inc.

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