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Obama: The Historic Front Pages
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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Mark Greenberg has been a photojournalist since 1975. He worked as a staff photographer at a major New York metropolitan newspaper and in the early 1980's joined the Associated Press in New York as a photo editor. After leaving the Associated Press, Greenberg co-founded Visions, a photo agency specializing in news and features.
In 1987 he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for his coverage of the round-the-world Voyager aircraft. In 1992, Greenberg was invited to be the exclusive photographer for the Rio Roosevelt Expedition, a historical retracing of the expedition conducted by Theodore Roosevelt in 1914. A group of 20, including scientists, adventurers and Tweed Roosevelt, a great-grandson of Theodore Roosevelt, successfully completed a two-month long navigation of the 600-mile Amazon River tributary.