Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Book Giveway: The American Journey of Barack Obama by the Editors of LIFE Magazine

Hachette Books has graciously supplied me with two copies of The American Journey of Barack Obama, one to review and one to give away. Here's a description of the book:

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.

I paged through the book briefly this afternoon and was very impressed by what I saw. To enter, leave a comment on this entry. For an additional four entries, link to this contest from your blog. The contest will run until December 3, 2008 at 11:59 PM EST. This contest is open worldwide. Good luck!

14 comments:

  1. Quite a lineup of writers! I would love to win a copy of this book.

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  2. I'd love to be entered to win this one. Thanks! milou2ster(at)gmail.com

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  3. I'm excited about our new president-elect; and I love Life magazine's pictorial essays. Sounds like a lovely book. Please enter me. lcbrower40 at gmail dot com

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  4. Would love to win this. My husband would especially appreciate it. Please enter me!

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  5. I would love to win this... I currently am suffering from Obama-mania so this book would be right up my alley! :)
    book.addict29@gmail.com

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  6. this sounds like a great book. Please enter me in the contest!

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  7. This one looks interesting. Thanks for offering it! I blogged it too: http://2kidsandtiredbooks.blogspot.com/2008/11/giveaways_19.html

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  8. Please put my name in for this drawing. I'll try to remember to blog about it this week!

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  10. Let's try that again....Please enter me...I really want to read this book! I blogged about the contest HERE

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  11. Maybe the third time is the charm it keeps putting in your blog address and not mine..lol..so here is where I blogged it http://allisonsatticblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/other-giveaways.html

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  12. I would love to be entered please~

    ylin.0621[at]yahoo.com

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  13. I'd love to win this book! Thank you for the opportunity.

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