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Obama: An Intimate Portrait Hardcover – Illustrated, November 7, 2017
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"Obama: An Intimate Portrait reminds us of how... glamour functioned in the previous Administration... However glamorous, this man has more power than seems human."―The New Yorker
About the Author
- Item Weight : 5.7 pounds
- Hardcover : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0316512583
- ISBN-13 : 978-0316512589
- Dimensions : 10.38 x 1.25 x 12.5 inches
- Publisher : Little, Brown and Company; Illustrated edition (November 7, 2017)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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BTW - As I write this there are 25 one star reviews of this book. Only five of those are reviews based on verified purchases. Of those, three were because the book they received was damaged and two were because the buyer thought they were buying the Kindle version rather than the hardcover version. The other twenty one star reviews are by people who have not actually bought the book, have probably never seen the book, and consist of nothing more than political rants. The Amazon review feature is not a political forum and people who elect to use it as such are abusing a very valuable asset Amazon offers to its customers.
I voted for McCain in 2008, and then Romney in 2012, and felt a crushing defeat at both losses. I hated the Obamas, and all the news stations I watched, and people I talked to, reinforced that hatred. And then, about a year after his second election, I woke up. I took off the blinders, and realized that through and through, I was a Democrat. All the things I cared about in life, despite my Republican upbringing, were things the Democrats cared about as well, and I jumped in with both feet. I got involved in politics for the first time in my life beyond presidential voting. I became an activist for several issues that mattered the most.
And I absolutely fell in love with the Obamas. Such advocates for equality and change, and Obama himself, instead of the fiend I'd thought him, turned out to be a calm voice in the face of panic. A steady leader in the face of fear. He was funny and personable, and every time I heard him speak I felt suddenly prouder and more patriotic. I looked at him, and thought yes, THIS is what America stands for! And then shortly after that, I realized I was only going to have him as MY president, for three years. Just three. Because all the rest of that time I wasted being blind and hateful. I had been robbed, and it was utterly heartbreaking!!!
I couldn't afford this book. I tried my local library first, then drove straight to Barnes and Noble when the library didn't have it, and stayed to read it there... And it was wonderful. It was to me, especially, because of how many years I lost. How many stories I missed. How much time I'll never get back. He should have been "my" president all along, and losing him, and his family, after so little time, has made my struggle this last year all the greater. I'm not really the kind that normally runs off to scrounge around for books they can't afford, but this is the second photography book of the Obamas I've done so for, and it captured my heart as much the second time, as it did the first.
UPDATE: Thanks to so many of the kind, heartwarming offers, I have received a copy of this book. Thank you, to those who offered, and to the ones who sent it. I am so grateful and honored.
The pictures in this treasure of a book reminds us what used to be but what can be again. The photo choices made by Mr. Souza perfectly meld
with so many of my personal memories and I thank him very much. I pray that someday Obama haters or hopefully their children will view the pictures in this “must have” Obama memorabilia and appreciate not only the historical significance of this man to US and world history but also feel his unconditional love of America ; its history, culture and people in every page. Additional copies have been added to the Christmas Lists of family and friends.
P.s. BO wrote the foreword. :)
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I loved the moments that the photographer saw and managed to capture and I loved the portrayal of Mr Obama.
I already liked him as a man - can't comment on how effective he was as President - after seeing the images in this book, I can say that I like Mr Obama as a human being even more.