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OBAMA: The Historic Journey


About OBAMA: The Historic Journey

OBAMA: The Historic Journey is a written and illustrated book covering Barack Obama's life, from his childhood through his inauguration as the 44th president of the United States, will be published in hardcover on Presidents' Day, February 16, 2009, by Callaway Arts & Entertainment and The New York Times and distributed by Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), it was announced by Riverhead Books Vice President and Publisher Geoffrey Kloske and Nicholas Callaway, founder and publisher of Callaway Arts & Entertainment. North American rights were acquired from Scott Moyers of The Wylie Agency.

The election of Barack Obama marked an unprecedented step forward in American history, shattering racial barriers and forever altering the political landscape. The New York Times, winner of 96 Pulitzer Prizes, has chronicled the exceptional moments of Mr. Obama's life, from when he was first elected president of the Harvard Law Review in 1990, to his memorable speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention, his campaign for the presidency and his jubilant victory.

This 240-page hardcover book, a collector's item, includes:

Introduction by Executive Editor Bill Keller
Managing Editor Jill Abramson's insightful essay on Mr. Obama's life, rise to power, and election
Profiles of important figures in Mr. Obama's life, including Michelle Obama, his daughters, grandmother, mother and father, as well as some of the campaign's controversial figures, including Rev. Jeremiah Wright
Reporting by prominent Times journalists such as Janny Scott, Jodi Kantor and Adam Nagourney among others
Original commentary by Times columnists Frank Rich, Thomas L. Friedman, Roger Cohen and Bob Herbert
Selected essays by Times columnists Paul Krugman, Maureen Dowd, David Brooks and Gail Collins
Excerpts from Mr. Obama's most important speeches, including the full text of his Inaugural Address
More than 200 full-color photographs by New York Times photographers
Maps, charts, and graphics from The Times

A Special Young Readers Edition of OBAMA: The Historic Journey will be released simultaneously by Callaway and The New York Times in collaboration with Penguin Group (USA)'s Viking Children's Books

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