Tuesday, December 23, 2008
The American Journey of Barack Obama - Giveaway!!
Agree or not with this guy's politics, he has lived a fascinating life. And, whether or not you voted for him, living in America during the presidency of the first African-American is living while history is being made.
The American Journey of Barack Obama is a big, pretty book, filled with pictures and commentary about the life of Barack Obama. Most of his story is common knowledge, but there are still places in the book that can surprise readers - like when his daughter, Malia, asked him if he was going to try to be President, and then said, "Shouldn't you be Vice-President first?"
Perhaps the most interesting section of the book is at the end, called "Aspects of Obama", where 12 prominent writers examine different aspects of Obama's life, giving brief snapshots into the challenges and responsibilites Obama will face. This is, of course, a book favorable to Obama, so dissenting viewpoints are not really presented. But it is an interesting record of a man who is bound to go down in the history books, for better or worse.
Hachette Book Group is kindly offering another copy of this book to one lucky reader of this blog, so leave me a comment with your email address and you will be entered to win. I will take entries until midnight, Tuesday, December 23, and then someone will get a fabulous Christmas present the next day! This is only open to US addresses, no PO boxes, so I'm sorry to those left out. If you are interested, drop me a comment!