First Edition of The American Journey of Barack Obama; Signed by President Obama
The American Journey of Barack Obama.
The Editors of Life Magazine (Barack Obama).$1,500.00
Item Number: 101993
New York: Little, Brown and Company, 208.
First edition of this work on the life of Barack Obama. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated endpapers, illustrated throughout. Signed by Barack Obama on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Foreword by Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
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.