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The only book commemorating Barack Obama’s historic Inauguration to be licensed by the Presidential Inaugural Committee, Barack Obama: The Official Inaugural Book lavishly documents the entire inaugural week, from Obama’s “Whistle Stop” train ride to Washington to his first days in office. With exclusive access to inaugural events, former White House photographers David Hume Kennerly and Robert McNeely led a team of award-winning photojournalists to capture this historic celebration, from the vast crowd on the Mall to the grandeur of the President and First Lady taking their places on the world’s stage, to the faces of people of all ages and races watching Obama take his oath of office. And for the first time in any official inaugural book, photographs chosen from tens of thousands of online submissions highlight the diverse perspectives of Americans at this important moment in our history.

Commemorating Obama’s presidential innauguration in words as well as images, Barack Obama: The Official Inaugural Book includes a preface by Tom Brokaw: “Barack Obama understood that he was a consipicuous beneficiary of the heroic work of those generational brothers and sisters who marched with Martin Luther King, Jr., in the great nonviolent crusade for equal rights.”  The foreword by U.S. Representative and civil rights leader John Lewis reminds us of the import of that day: “Barack Obama’s inauguration was a day of jubilee . . . It was as if a great weight had been lifted, and we all became aware that maybe, just maybe, we were beginning to lay down the burden of race in America.” In his concluding essay, historian Douglas Brinkley meditates on the global stature of the man “who defied odds makers and transcended race to become the 44th president of the United States.”

The book’s timeless and elegant design juxtaposes spectacular photographs with personal written reflections on this unique celebration from a wide array of political leaders, influential thinkers, and cultural icons, such as Nelson Mandela, legendary musician Graham Nash, Mary J. Blige, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Like the Obama campaign itself, Barack Obama: The Official Inaugural Book is a commemorative edition unlike any other in history.

From the preface by Tom Brokaw:

“It was not in name and background alone that Barack Obama shattered conventional wisdom. . . . He symbolized a new America—more urban and more tolerant, impatient with the paralyzing effect of ideological gridlock, and longing for an authentic voice calling for hope in the face of fear.”

From the foreword by U.S. Representative John Lewis:

“Without the nonviolent resistance to legalized segregation and racial discrimination, without the modern-day Civil Rights movement and the action that took place in Selma, Alabama, in the early 1960s, there would be no Barack Obama. The march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 gave us the Voting Rights Act, and that act liberated not only a people, it freed an entire nation.”

From the essay by Douglas Brinkley:

“Barack Obama’s inauguration stands as the most uplifting public spectacle in contemporary American history since Neil Armstrong walked on the moon.”

About the Authors

Tom Brokaw began covering the White House as a correspondent for NBC News in 1973 during the Watergate scandal. He was anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw for almost 25 years, and also served as the anchor of NBC’s Today Show. He has won virtually every major award in broadcast journalism, including a dozen Emmys and two Peabody Awards, and is the author of the bestseller The Greatest Generation.

U.S. Representative John Lewis was elected to Congress in 1986 and has served as U.S. Representative of Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District since then. A leader in the American Civil Rights Movement, Lewis spoke at the 1963 March on Washington, and became nationally known during the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches.

Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University. Five of his books have been chosen as New York Times “Notable Books of the Year.” His most recent title—The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast—won the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy prize.

About the Photographers

David Hume Kennerly won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his photos of the Vietnam War and two years later was appointed President Gerald R. Ford’s personal  White House photographer. American Photo Magazine named him “One of the 100 Most Important People in Photography.” Kennerly has published several books of his work, including Shooter, Photo Op, Photo du  Jour, and Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford.

Robert McNeely bought his ?rst camera while serving in the army in Southeast Asia. He worked as the staff photographer for George McGovern’s 1972 presidential campaign, and was a staff photographer in the Carter White House from 1976 to 1979 and President Bill Clinton’s personal White House photographer from 1992 to 1998, which led to his book The Clinton Years.

Synopsis:

Marking the first 100 days of the Barack Obama Administration, this official work from a collection of well-known photographers presents a lavish celebration of President Obama's inauguration.

Synopsis:

This beautifully printed book is the only commemorative edition officially licensed by the Presidential Inaugural Committee.

Synopsis:

David Hume Kennerly and Robert McNeely led a team of world-class photographers to create this lavish celebration of Barack Obama's historic inauguration. These exclusive, behind-the-scenes photographs take the viewer on a journey from Obama's train ride from Philadelphia to the inaugural ceremony and the late night galas. Barack Obama: The Official Inaugural Book is the only commemorative edition officially approved by the Presidential Inaugural Committee and the White House.

From the preface by Tom Brokaw:

It was not in name and background alone that Barack Obama shattered conventional wisdom and created a new paradigm for running a presidential campaign. He symbolized a new America.

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly has worked for TIME, LIFE, ABC, and United Press International; was a contributing editor for Newsweek; and was the White House photographer for President Gerald R. Ford. His book, Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford, was published in 2007.

Photojournalist and Vietnam veteran Robert McNeely chronicled President Clinton's march to the White House and served for six years as Clinton's official photographer. In 1998, McNeely left his job at the White House to document the 2000 presidential race. In 2000, he selected images from more than twenty thousand rolls of film for The Clinton Years: The Photographs of Robert McNeely,

Synopsis:

Available in April 2009 to mark the first one hundred days of the Barack Obama Administration, The Official Barack Obama Inaugural Book is published in association with Epicenter Media under exclusive license from the Presidential Inaugural Committee. Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly (President Ford's White House photographer), Robert McNeely (President Clinton's official photographer), and Pete Souza (the official photographer for the Obama White House) lead a team of well- known photographers to create a lavish celebration of Barack Obama's inauguration. The photographers will have special behind-the scenes-access to the inauguration exclusive to the book. The Official Barack Obama Inaugural Book will also feature--for the first time ever--photos submitted online by everyday people documenting their personal celebrations of President-elect Obama's inauguration. Photos can be submitted at either the book's official site (http: //www.obamaphotobook.com) or at an iinaugural photo site on Photobucket (http: //www.photobucket.com). National Television Campaign, including pre-publication launch with David Hume Kennerly on CBS Sunday Morning National Print Advertising Campaign National Radio Campaign Online Promotion Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly has worked for TIME, Life, ABC, United Press International, and was a contributing editor for Newsweek. Kennerly shot the famous photo of Richard Nixon waving goodbye, and he was the White House photographer for President Gerald Ford. His book, Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford, was published in 2007. Robert McNeely is an American photojournalist and Vietnam veteran. Hechronicled President Clinton's march to the White House and served for six years as Clinton's official photographer. In 1998, McNeely left his job at the White House to set up a project to document the 2000 political race. In 2000, he selected images from more than twenty thousand rolls of film and published The Clinton Years: The Photographs of Robert McNeely. Pete Souza is a freelance photographer and assistant professor of photojournalism at Ohio University's School of Visual Communication. He was the official White House photographer for President Reagan, and he was recently named the official photographer for President-elect Barack Obama. Published this past summer, Souza's The Rise of Barack Obama was a New York Times bestseller.

About the Author

David Hume Kennerly won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his photos of the Vietnam War, and two years later was appointed President Gerald R. Ford's personal White House photographer. American Photo Magazine named him "One of the 100 Most Important People in Photography." Kennerly has published several books of his work, including Shooter, Photo Op, and Photo du Jour. Robert McNeely bought his ?rst camera while serving in the Army in Southeast Asia. He worked as the staff photographer for George McGovern's 1972 presidential campaign, and was a staff photographer in the Carter White House from 1976 to 1979 and President Bill Clinton's personal White House photographer from 1992 to 1998, which led to his book The Clinton Years. Tom Brokaw began covering the White House as a correspondent for NBC News in 1973 during the Watergate scandal. He was anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw for almost 25 years, and also served as the anchor of NBC's Today Show. U.S. Representative John Lewis was elected to Congress in 1986 and has served as U.S. Representative of Georgia's Fifth Congressional District since then. A leader in the American Civil Rights Movement, Lewis spoke at the 1963 March on Washington, and became nationally known during the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780979472794
Author:
Kennerly, David Hume
Publisher:
Five Ties Publishing
Photographer:
Kennerly, David H.
Photographer:
McNeely, Robert
Photographer:
Souza, Pete
Author:
Brokaw, Tom
Author:
Lewis, U.S. Representative John
Author:
Hume Kennerly, David
Author:
McNeely, Robert
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Celebrity
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Portraits
Subject:
Political Process - Elections
Subject:
Documentary photography
Subject:
Obama, Barack - Inauguration, 2009
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Photojournalism
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
170 Color and BandW photographs
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
11.9 x 9.4 x 0.9 in 45.5 oz

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Product details 192 pages Five Ties Publishing - English 9780979472794 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Marking the first 100 days of the Barack Obama Administration, this official work from a collection of well-known photographers presents a lavish celebration of President Obama's inauguration.
"Synopsis" by ,
This beautifully printed book is the only commemorative edition officially licensed by the Presidential Inaugural Committee.
"Synopsis" by , David Hume Kennerly and Robert McNeely led a team of world-class photographers to create this lavish celebration of Barack Obama's historic inauguration. These exclusive, behind-the-scenes photographs take the viewer on a journey from Obama's train ride from Philadelphia to the inaugural ceremony and the late night galas. Barack Obama: The Official Inaugural Book is the only commemorative edition officially approved by the Presidential Inaugural Committee and the White House.

From the preface by Tom Brokaw:

It was not in name and background alone that Barack Obama shattered conventional wisdom and created a new paradigm for running a presidential campaign. He symbolized a new America.

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly has worked for TIME, LIFE, ABC, and United Press International; was a contributing editor for Newsweek; and was the White House photographer for President Gerald R. Ford. His book, Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford, was published in 2007.

Photojournalist and Vietnam veteran Robert McNeely chronicled President Clinton's march to the White House and served for six years as Clinton's official photographer. In 1998, McNeely left his job at the White House to document the 2000 presidential race. In 2000, he selected images from more than twenty thousand rolls of film for The Clinton Years: The Photographs of Robert McNeely,

"Synopsis" by , Available in April 2009 to mark the first one hundred days of the Barack Obama Administration, The Official Barack Obama Inaugural Book is published in association with Epicenter Media under exclusive license from the Presidential Inaugural Committee. Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly (President Ford's White House photographer), Robert McNeely (President Clinton's official photographer), and Pete Souza (the official photographer for the Obama White House) lead a team of well- known photographers to create a lavish celebration of Barack Obama's inauguration. The photographers will have special behind-the scenes-access to the inauguration exclusive to the book. The Official Barack Obama Inaugural Book will also feature--for the first time ever--photos submitted online by everyday people documenting their personal celebrations of President-elect Obama's inauguration. Photos can be submitted at either the book's official site (http: //www.obamaphotobook.com) or at an iinaugural photo site on Photobucket (http: //www.photobucket.com). National Television Campaign, including pre-publication launch with David Hume Kennerly on CBS Sunday Morning National Print Advertising Campaign National Radio Campaign Online Promotion Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly has worked for TIME, Life, ABC, United Press International, and was a contributing editor for Newsweek. Kennerly shot the famous photo of Richard Nixon waving goodbye, and he was the White House photographer for President Gerald Ford. His book, Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford, was published in 2007. Robert McNeely is an American photojournalist and Vietnam veteran. Hechronicled President Clinton's march to the White House and served for six years as Clinton's official photographer. In 1998, McNeely left his job at the White House to set up a project to document the 2000 political race. In 2000, he selected images from more than twenty thousand rolls of film and published The Clinton Years: The Photographs of Robert McNeely. Pete Souza is a freelance photographer and assistant professor of photojournalism at Ohio University's School of Visual Communication. He was the official White House photographer for President Reagan, and he was recently named the official photographer for President-elect Barack Obama. Published this past summer, Souza's The Rise of Barack Obama was a New York Times bestseller.
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