President Obama: Election 2008
What I Loved:Great history compilation.
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Where were you the day people rushed to the newsstands to grab a newspaper for that historical moment when an African American became president?
It seems like only yesterday the world held its collective breath as the final talley came in: Obama – 338 Electoral Votes; McCain – 159.
Where were you at that historic moment? Where were you the morning after, for that matter. Remember how people rushed to the newsstands to grab a paper before they all disappeared? And remember the looks on the faces of those unfortunate people who didn’t make it to the stands in time to get a keepsake?
Whether you were fortunate enough to secure your own copy of history or not, you don’t want to miss out on this precious gem. President Obama, Election 2008: A Collection of Newspaper Front Pages, by The Poynter Institute, is one of the most outstanding, meticulously-compiled collections of newspaper front pages you will ever own.
The bold, beautiful, full-color photographs in this book will simply take your breath away. There are 78 post-election day newspaper front pages (arranged alphabetically), beginning with newspapers from 42 American states, and followed by national and international papers. Here is an example of a front page photograph from the Chicago Sun Times.
The pages are thick, glossy and sturdy enough to withstand the heavy-handedness of curious friends and family. The print is dark, and is large enough to give squinting eyes a much-needed rest. The colors are bold and beautiful, and the photographs capture every emotion–love, joy, shock, disbelief and utter relief–registered on every face on that historic night.
As Black History Month 2011 comes to a close, make up your mind to secure a copy of this keepsake. It’s not just a book; it’s a type of family heirloom that you can teach your family to love, cherish and care for, and that can be passed down from generation to generation.
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