Book Review – The American Journey of Barack Obama

the-american-journey-of-barack-obamaThe American Journey of Barack Obama
Written By: The Editors of Time LIFE
Published By: Little, Brown and Company, a Division of the Hachette Book Group Inc., 2008, First Edition, 176 pages, over-sized hardcover
ISBN 978-0316045605
Top Pick

The American Journey of Barack Obama is an absolute must have; a wonderful abundance of photographs, the history of Barack Obama’s personal life and his rise through the political ranks.”

Congratulations, President Obama!

Product Description: From
“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. In addition to a powerful array of photographs that were taken by many of the country’s greatest photographers (and some that were snapped, in the quiet moments, by Obama family members themselves), this book also 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.”

The American Journey of Barack Obama is a rich collection of photographs and information about the new US President! I really enjoyed reading this book as there is not an over abundance of detailed political information and strategising, though it still talks about President Obama’s rise in the political arena. This book focuses on President Obama’s family and his diverse upbringing. It tells of his multiculturalism and his strong desire to unite the United States, for the betterment of all.
I was so pleased by the overabundance of the large, colourful photographs, which were so telling, all on there own. I was delighted to see so many photographs of President Obama as he grew up and of his own family including his wife and his two young daughters, his siblings, parents and grandparents.
This is a man with immense ability and an unstoppable drive; he’ll get the job done right!
I very highly recommend this book!

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ (10 out of 10 Diamonds) – Absolutely LOVED it!!

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A special thanks to Hachette Book Group for sending me a copy to review.

Copyright ©  Book Reviews By Bobbie — Bobbie Crawford-McCoy


15 thoughts on “Book Review – The American Journey of Barack Obama

  1. I must admit that this is sweet revenge. A few years ago tech savvy internet users with Bush derangement syndrome linked President Bushes bio with the Google search term “miserable failure.” Now the label has been transferred to President Barack Obama.

  2. Hi The Intellectual Redneck,

    It is vaguely interesting though not unexpected, that some people are so juvenile and immature. When there has been a successful inauguration and great optimism and expectation for the future of the US, there are always some ‘tools’ who try to put their stain on things.

    Thankfully, there are many people, including myself, who believe that good things can happen and that there will always be infantile people who are out there, trying to rock the boat.

    I left this particular comment on this post ONLY until it becomes too inflammatory. If/when that happens, I will delete the original and connected comments.

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