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President Obama Election 2008: A Collection of Newspaper Front Pages Selected by the Poynter Institute Paperback – December 16, 2008
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The dominant mood is exultation, and for once I get to share in it. I have clear memories of the election of every US President from Eisenhower's first term to the disastrous re-election of W four years ago, and this is the first time I've ever felt like owning a keepsake of the victory to pass on to children and grandchildren. Hope is here, and for me the 'hope' is that 'change' will indeed follow.
Obama's inaugural address, which I've just heard, was impressively stern and earnest. The gist of it, to me, was the message that change in America begins with the minds and behavior of Americans, abandoning the silly ideological positioning of the past administrations - all of them - from Reagan to W, and turning to pragmatic solutions to real problems of maldistribution, intolerance, and egomaniacal greed. I was thrilled, personally, to hear him include "non-believers" among the citizenry along with Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Hindus. And I was overjoyed to hear his commitment to the restoration of science to the councils of government.
It feels good, my friends, not to be disgusted and alienated from the democratic process.
She is a newspaperclipper. Now a print out internet paper keeper. We have I'd say 150 boxes of clippings from her diligent work over the last 15 years. It's organized, collated, slipped in plastic covers and nails a heck of a lot of folks on subjects ranging from oil, to corruption, racists, her thing about serial killers, Kennedy boxes...so on. No one can ever get you to the bottom of our rather question needing history overseas like she can, trust me on this. And I add she trusts very few. And they aren't in office anymore. But we have John Glenn's signature on the headlines on his 1st flight. Did you know if you send these things to public servants with envelopes and requests they often send them back to you...autographed...Mom keeps these because she doesn't trust us. The free press she says, is everything.
Mom pointed out to me something immediately about this terrific book. This collection of front pages from newspapers on Election Day 2008 was chosen by the Poynter Institute. She says to me on seeing this word Poynter, "Can it be?" Then followed, "It is really important to us." "Why so ?" I asked. Because it is a few short blocks from Grandma Lucas' house in St.Read more ›
All that said, I requested a review copy of PRESIDENT OBAMA through Library Thing's Early Reviewer program because the 2008 elections were truly historic, whatever your political affiliations. I thought the book would make a nice keepsake, at best. At worst, I figured could regift it to my conservative, gun-loving father as a gag gift. Turns out, I think I'll keep my copy of PRESIDENT OBAMA. It's a gorgeous, full-color book, featuring 78 post-election day newspaper front pages from around the globe. The covers are arranged alphabetically, with local American newspapers grouped first (ordered by state; 42 states are represented), followed by national and then international papers. Placed inconspicuously beside each front page is a brief block of text explaining the paper and why it was chosen.
Many of the local American front pages follow the same format, with large, election-night photos of the Obama family (or portraits of Barack Obama) placed front and center.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an excellent keepsake I gave as presents to families with young children. I have also purchased a copy for my home.Published on May 13, 2013 by Ruth C. Ricks
The books are absoutley beautiful and full of history. I have replaced all of my old headline newspapers headings. Gave two away for gifts and my friends went "insane". Read morePublished on March 24, 2013 by Myrtle S.Young
This book is informative providing an excellent insight into news paper opinions. Excellent addition to one's collection on President Obama.Published on December 30, 2012 by Dr. Vera B. Selmore
Fantastic book, loads of historic pictures - a must have for any supporter of President Obama or anyone interested in American political history. This book is awesome!Published on December 9, 2012 by Anna Thomas
I recently bought this book and am completely satisfied, It's a wonderful historical keepsake. I loved it so much that I purchased another copy and had it sent to my girlfriend in... Read morePublished on October 19, 2012 by Sincere1
So how's that hopey changey thing going for ya? Why would anyone want to own a tribute to the biggest mistake this country has ever made? Don't buy this piece of trash. Read morePublished on January 6, 2012 by Meg
I have enjoyed this collection of front pages very much. It is a worthy addition to my Obama collection. Highly recommend.Published on July 8, 2009 by Meko
We have witnessed history in the making. Barack Obama's election victory in November 2008 begins a new era for America, and this collection of newspaper front pages presents many... Read morePublished on June 26, 2009 by Joyce Dillenberger