Wednesday, November 12, 2008
The folks at Hachette Book Group USA are helping me host a new giveaway! I am very excited - I get to send one winner a brand-new copy of The American Journey of Barack Obama by The Editors of Life Magazine!
This is a beautiful book, and well-worth reading, regardless of your political views - take this opportunity to become more familiar with the 44th President of the United States!
From Hachette Book Group USA (publisher):
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.
First Paragraph: (From the Introduction) Some lives are, no matter an observer's political, philosophical or cultural orientation, so inarguably and objectively fascinating that to gaze upon them - to see the twists and turns, the lucky breaks and the hard knocks - is a riveting pleasure. Barack Obama's is one of those unlikely, almost preposterous lives. His story is, no matter which side of the political aisle you are on, a thriller. And it is a story that (again, regardless of the reader's political leanings) you should know at this point in time - and in the days and years ahead. [pg. 16, The Editors]
To read my review of the book, click here.
To be included in the giveaway (make sure you leave your email in one of the comments so I can contact you if you are the winner!):
1. Leave a general comment here (1 entry)
2. Leave a comment on my review (2 entries)
3. Post a link to the giveaway on your blog and report it here (1 entry)
4. Become a follower and leave a comment here (or "remind" me you are already a follower so I know you want to be included in this giveaway) (1 entry)
5. For additional entries, leave a comment on any other reviews, include the word "Obama" so I know to include that entry in this giveaway (2 entries per review)
The drawing will be held Saturday November 29th. I will send the winner an email, after you reply, I will forward your contact information to the publisher who will send the book directly to you.
This giveaway is open to residents within the United States and Canada, no PO Boxes.