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Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs
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on August 23, 2017
Great Book of a Great man, Definitely a keeper for your collection and it makes you appreciate President Barack Obama even more especially after his presidency.
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on August 2, 2015
Great for the coffee table, honoring a man I truly respect
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on April 5, 2015
Nice photos. Added to my collection.
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VINE VOICEon November 12, 2008
This beautifully produced photo book chronicles Barack Obama's presidential campaign. There are no official "posed" photographs. They all appear to be candids, all 150 of them. Dozens of photographers contributed, including the famed Annie Leibovitz. Her relaxed portrait of Obama is in the introduction to the book.

Topics range from the obviously historic to the small and intimate. Huge rallies are juxtaposed with a close-up of Obama's wrist wearing a bracelet of a soldier killed in Iraq. Here he is on a cell phone, on a Blackberry, with Bill Clinton, playing basketball. In a deep conversation with Hillary on a campaign plane. Delivering pizza to his staff and volunteers. One spread is nothing but magazines with the candidate's face on the cover.

The Obama family is well represented. The famous fist-bump with wife Michelle is shown over five frames. The future first lady glows in photos showing off her sense of style. Several shots feature the young Obama daughters, appearing at ease and relaxed.

This is a worthy keepsake of an unprecedented campaign.
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on January 23, 2011
I enjoyed reading this book. The pics were great and made it easier to comprehend what is all involved in running for presidenct position. Very vivid and bold colors that ehance the contents of the book.
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on January 30, 2013
Great. Would definitely recommend this book to be added to your library and reading. An inspiration for all for years
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on July 21, 2014
Love it, great pics.
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on October 7, 2014
GREAT
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on November 11, 2008
Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs is a wonderful photographic tribute to, and reflection on, the compelling, multi-faceted and spirited movement that elected Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. The 150 color photographs inspiringly selected by Deborah Willis, with smart textual narration by Kevin Merida, provide not just a glimpse of the president-elect and his political campaign but through the visual images, a studied insight into the phenomena that produced possibly the most transformative moment in American life on November 4, 2008. The photographs were taken by professionals as well as amateur photographers, on expensive cameras as well as cellphones, and of huge crowds as well as of the candidates and supporters in those rare quiet moments. The wonderful array selected by Willis, a MacArthur "genius" and the "dean" of American cultural photography, reflects her unique eye for capturing not only beauty but the depth of spirit that only photographs, unlike other media, can capture. This book captures that spirit not only of our president-elect but of the entire campaign.
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on September 20, 2016
President Obama's Presidential 2008 Campaign all across America is extraordinarily shown in photographs..abj
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