Book Page: 2008 Post-Election
This pages shows books about the 2008
presidential campaign that came out after Nov. 4, 2008. They are
organized very roughly into three groupings: general
interest/journalistic accounts, academic accounts (frequently edited
collections), and visual accounts. last updated April 10, 2011
INTEREST/JOURNALISTIC | ACADEMIC
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FROM THE CAMPAIGN PERIOD
ABC News and USA TODAY. Nov.
7, 2008. AMERICA
SPEAKS: The Historic 2008 Election. Chicago: Triumph
Triumph Books has joined
forces with ABC News and USA TODAY to create a commemorative volume that
will be on the wish list of every voter — America Speaks, a comprehensive, up-to-the-minute
wrap-up of the historic 2008 presidential election. Packed with
gorgeous color photographs and buoyed by the insightful journalism of
two of the world’s news giants, this must-have book will examine every
aspect of the riveting campaign. Readers will also travel through “50
States in 50 Days” on the historic joint ABC News/USA TODAY tour of the nation, which captures the
voices of the voters as they weigh the merits of the candidates and the
challenges being faced by the nation. America Speaks also includes a companion DVD introduced
by Charles Gibson of ABC News.
Calvin Trillin. Nov. 25, 2008. DECIDING THE NEXT DECIDER: The
2008 Presidential Race in Rhyme. New York: Random
form that made bestsellers of
Obliviously On He Sails and A
his verse on the
2008 race for the presidency.
campaign narrative in verse interrupted regularly by other poems, such
as a country tune about John Edwards called 'Yes, I Know He’s a Mill
Worker’s Son, But There’s Hollywood in That Hair' and a Sarah Palin
song about her foreign policy credentials: 'On a Clear Day, I See
Wurzelbacher with Thomas Tabback.
Dec. 15, 2008. JOE THE
PLUMBER: Fighting for the American Dream. Austin, TX: PearlGate Publishing,
The Plumber - Fighting for the American Dream follows Joe’s
adventures in the media and along the campaign trail up to the 2008
Presidential Election. Discover the Real Story that hasn’t been
told about his rendezvous with Obama, the real and personal impact of
the illegal invasion of his privacy by Ohio State officials, his
eye-opening experience with Governor Sarah Palin, and the tough
question he asked John McCain while on his Straight Talk
Gawiser. Jan. 6, 2009. HOW BARACK OBAMA WON: A
State-by-State Guide to the Historic 2008 Presidential Election.
Books. [Random House]
How Barack Obama Won—by one of the
most lauded political journalists of our time, and one of the most
respected pollsters in the business—gives us not only the inside
state-by-state guide to how Obama achieved his victory, but also the
essential toolbox for understanding the political implications of the
2008 presidential election—where the country stands vis-à-vis
Red and Blue states, where it currently is and is headed politically,
and whether a political realignment has taken place... The book is divided into four parts, each
of which proceeds alphabetically state by state: Battleground States
(e.g., Colorado, Florida, Idaho); Emerging Battleground States (e.g.,
Arizona, Georgia, Montana); Receding Battleground States (e.g.,
Michigan, Pennsylvania); Red and Blue States (e.g., Idaho and
Mississippi, California and New York).
12, 2009. A LONG
TIME COMING: The Inspiring, Combative 2008 Campaign and the Historic
Election of Barack Obama. New York: PublicAffairs.
"Since 1984, Newsweek has been renowned
for its vivid, in-depth special election coverage of the ordeal of
running for the presidency. A year before the election, Newsweek assigns
candidates. Newsweek promises not to publish any information
until after the votes are cast, and in exchange, the reporters receive
remarkable access. They travel with the candidates, are there at
crucial turning points and confidential meetings, and uncover stories
not covered in day-to-day reporting... The reporters on
the election project team are Eleanor Clift, one of Washington's
best-known political reporters and a regular on The McLaughlin Group,
Washington correspondent Darren Briscoe, Mike Hastings, Nick Summers,
and Katie Connolly."
Mitchell. week of Jan.
24, 2009. WHY
"It's here, the
first book exploring the 2008 campaign from a "progressive"
perspective: Why Obama Won: The
Making of a President 2008 (Sinclair Books). The book, my
ninth, focuses on new media vs. old media, grassroots vs. GOP, and all
of the controversies and conflicts, from Jeremiah the Preacher to Joe
the Plumber. They're all here: Hill and Bill, Mitt and Huck,
Katie and Keith, Jon and Stephen. I wrote about the campaign
almost daily at Huffington Post, Daily Kos or as the editor of Editor & Publisher."
Goldberg. Jan. 26, 2009. A SLOBBERING LOVE AFFAIR: The True
(And Pathetic) Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the
Mainstream Media. Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing.
In his most
provocative book yet, A Slobbering Love
Affair, Goldberg shows how the mainstream media's hopelessly
one-sided coverage of President Obama has shredded America's trust in
journalism and endangered our free society. Highlighting the
media's laughable coverage and shameless hypocrisy, Goldberg exposes
how liberal reporters ignored important issues, focused on trivial
matters, and attacked those who dared to question "The One." Goldberg
also argues that the media's blatant disregard for their traditional
role as the fourth estate and government watchdog has endangered
America and eroded the notion of a free and fair press.
Niall Stanage. March 12,
2009. REDEMPTION SONG:
An Irish Reporter Inside the Obama Campaign. Dublin,
presidency. Redemption Song by
Niall Stanage is a unique insider’s account of Obama’s journey from
politician in Chicago
through his acrimonious tussle with Hillary Clinton and culminating in
momentous victory over John McCain. Stanage also examines this amazing
from a global perspective. He enjoyed unparalleled access to Obama,
being the only Irish journalist to travel on the candidate’s plane."
Kate Kaye. March 23,
2009. CAMPAIGN '08: A
Turning Point for
Digital Media. CreateSpace/On-Demand
"If most media
outlets covering the presidential campaigns had anything to say about
it, Facebook, YouTube, blogs, and other social media phenomena would
get all the credit for making 2008 the most digital election
ever. But that's only half the Web story. Many of the campaigns
used a far more measurable online campaign tactic: paid online
advertising. Throughout the election season, Campaign '08 author
Kate Kaye closely followed the paid efforts of the campaigns, observing
their display and search advertising, how they bought online media,
where they targeted their ads, what the goals were, and how much they
spent. Coupling her extensive research with information gleaned from
campaign insiders, Kaye tells the story of the most advanced political
digital marketing campaigns in history."
Rahaf Harfoush. May 20,
2009. YES WE DID: An
Inside Look at How
Social Media Built the Obama Brand. Berkeley: New
Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson.
Aug. 4, 2009. THE
BATTLE FOR AMERICA 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election.
Adult. [Penguin Group]
"In Yes We Did, new media
strategist and campaign headquarters volunteer Rahaf Harfoush gives us
a behind the-scenes look at the campaign’s use of technology, from its
earliest days through election night. She reveals strategic insights
organizations can apply to their own brands. Discover how unwavering
strategic vision and collaborative technologies–email, blogs, social
networks, Twitter, and SMS messaging–empowered a formidable online
community to help elect the world’s first 'digital' President. "
Eric Boehlert. May 2009.
THE BLOGGERS ON THE BUS: How
the Internet Changed Politics and the Press in 2008. New
Press. [Simon & Schuster]
"Using the 2008 presidential
race as a dramatic backdrop, Boehlert
details the myriad ways the[se] bloggers influenced both the candidates
and their campaigns, while also chronicling the bitter blogger civil
war that erupted during the contentious Democratic primary season.
Offering unprecedented portraits of these new power brokers, Bloggers on the Bus goes behind the scenes to
chronicle a media and political rebellion in the making."
Richard Wolffe. June 2,
2009. RENEGADE: The
Making of a President. New York: Crown.
"This book is the previously untold and epic story of how a political
newcomer with no money and an alien name grew into the world’s most
powerful leader. But it is also a uniquely intimate portrait of the
person behind the iconic posters and the Secret Service code name
Renegade. Drawing on a dozen unplugged interviews with the candidate
and president, as well as twenty-one months covering his campaign as it
traveled from coast to coast, Richard Wolffe answers the simple yet
enduring question about Barack Obama: Who is he?"
"Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson followed this
campaign from the candidates’ first forays into Iowa and New Hampshire
to the historic night of Obama’s victory celebration... Exclusive
interviews with the
candidates and their top strategists produce intimate portraits of
Obama, Clinton, and McCain under stress throughout the longest and most
expensive presidential campaign in American history. Balz and Johnson
also move far off the campaign trail to listen to voters in
battleground states express their deep anxieties about the darkening
economic climate and the challenges facing the United States. This book
is a riveting account of how this election not only marked a new era in
American politics but also offered a test of historic proportions at a
watershed moment for our nation."
Stump Connolly. Aug. 11,
2009. THE LONG SLOG: A
Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House.
Chicago: Dead Tree Press.
"Stump Connolly is at it
again, careening down the campaign trail in pursuit of the candidates,
the cash and the real stories behind Campaign ‘08. Read his first hand
reports from New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Ohio,
see how he sneaks into the Republican and Democratic conventions, and
join him for Barack Obama’s triumphant Election Night rally in Chicago."
Charles M. Madigan. Oct.
28, 2009. DESTINY
CALLING: How the People
Elected Barack Obama. Lanham, MD: Rowman
Hendrik Hertzberg. Oct.
29. 2009. ¡OBÁMANOS! The Rise of a
New Political Era. New
"Emphasizing the revealing
experiences of representative Americans from around the country, who
tell how the previous eight years of failed policies shaped their
personal fate and prompted them to vote for a newcomer blazing the
banner of change, Destiny Calling traces a political campaign
that fulfilled Lincoln's promise even as it illuminated for the
world—anew —America's commitment of hope and freedom. Charles Madigan
avoids the "inside politics" tack and the redundancy of most
contemporary political coverage. Instead he taps an
unheard–from–until–now range of American voters—the most important
sources of all, the people who made the decision to send Obama to the
The New Yorker Hendrik Hertzberg watches
the long presidential campaign of 2007 and 2008 as it unfolds to reveal
the transformation of the Democratic Party, the meteoric rise of Barack
Obama, and other seismic shifts in our national political
consciousness. Hertbzerg wrote about the events that culminated in the
victory of Barack Obama in two venues, one Olympian and one immediate:
his “Comments” for “The Talk of the Town” and the informal blog he
began keeping on the magazine’s Web site fifteen months before the
election. ¡OBÁMANOS! is adapted from both and
framed by a new introductory essay."
Nov. 3, 2009. THE AUDACITY
TO WIN: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama's Historic Victory.
Adult. [Penguin Group]
The book "will share the
story of the Obama for president campaign, written by the man who led
it from day one through its triumphant victory. From the
deliberations about whether to run against long odds, the epic primary
battle with Hillary Clinton, the drama of the general election campaign
against John McCain and the strategic roads taken - and not taken
throughout - this book will provide the only insider account of the two
year campaign that led to Barack Obama being elected the nation's 44th
Scott Conroy and Shushannah
Walshe. Nov. 3, 2009. SARAH FROM ALASKA: The Sudden Rise
and Brutal Education of a New Conservative Superstar. New
Affairs. [Perseus Books Group]
Alaska, Scott Conroy and Shushannah Walshe draw on exclusive
interviews with former McCain/Palin staffers, top political minds,
friends and foes in Alaska to tell the remarkable behind-the-scenes
story of Palin's 2008 campaign, which proved to be as dysfunctional as
it was secretive. They explore how the campaign rippled unexpectedly in
Republican circles and beyond; and highlight Palin's key endeavors, in
her new role as America's new superstar governor, to apply the lessons
of her triumphs and missteps to build a vibrant political future."
Matthew Continetti. Nov. 12,
PERSECUTION OF SARAH PALIN: How the Elite Media Tried to Bring Down a Rising
Star. New York: Sentinel [Penguin].
of tough questions and challenges, Palin's
enemies decided that nothing was too personal to attack-including her
marriage, her children, her faith, and her wardrobe. The media
distorted Palin's positions and beliefs beyond recognition. And almost
every word out of her mouth was spun as a 'flub.'... Weekly Standard writer Matthew
Continetti reveals the true story of the 2008 Republican vice
presidential nominee and her persecution by the elites who tried to
hide their bias with solemn declarations of objectivity. Continetti
offers fresh examples of malicious spin and deceit and shows how
liberal snobbery has become a driving force in American politics."
Sarah Palin. Nov. 17, 2009. GOING ROGUE: An American Life.
this eagerly anticipated memoir, Palin paints an intimate portrait of
growing up in the wilds of Alaska; meeting her lifelong love; her
decision to enter politics; the importance of faith and family; and the
unique joys and trials of life as a high-profile working mother. She
also opens up for the first time about the 2008 presidential race,
providing a rare, mom’s-eye view of high-stakes national politics—from
patriots dedicated to 'Country First' to slick politicos bent on
winning at any cost."
Associated Press, then Gov. Palin announced a deal with HarperCollins
to write a memoir due out in Spring 2010 under the Harper and Zondervan
imprints. Release was scheduled for March 2010; in Sept. 2009 the
AP reported the date had been moved up.
Anne Kornblut. Dec. 29,
2009. NOTES FROM THE
CRACKED GLASS CEILING:
New York: Crown
Halperin and John Heilemann. Jan. 12, 2010. GAME
of a Lifetime.
New York: HarperCollins.
"In a probing analysis sure to ignite
controversy, acclaimed White House correspondent Anne Kornblut argues
that the optimists are blind to formidable obstacles that still stand
in the way of any woman who aims for America’s highest political
offices. And she makes clear exactly which strategies and common
assumptions will need to change if a woman intends to break through the
'highest, hardest glass ceiling' of all...Notes from the Cracked Ceiling reveals that the highly touted new era of
gender-equal politics never got as far as was commonly perceived and is
now in full retreat. It is essential reading for anyone who cares about
politics and the limits for women that persist."
Change, John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, two of the
country's leading political reporters, use their unrivaled access to
pull back the curtain on the Obama, Clinton, McCain, and Palin
campaigns...Based on hundreds of interviews with the people who lived
the story, Game Change
is a reportorial tour de force that reads like a fast-paced novel.
Character driven and dialogue rich, replete with extravagantly detailed
scenes, this is the occasionally shocking, often hilarious, ultimately
definitive account of the campaign of a lifetime."
Andrew Young. Feb. 2,
2010. THE POLITICIAN:
An Insider's Account of John Edwards' Pursuit of the Presidency and the
Scandal That Brought Him Down. New York: Thomas Dunne Books
"Young had been the senator’s
closest aide and most trusted friend. He believed that John
Edwards could be a great president, and was assured throughout the
cover-up that his boss and friend would ultimately step forward to both
tell the truth and protect his aide’s career. Neither promise was
kept. Not only a moving personal account of Andrew Young’s
political education, THE POLITICIAN offers a look at the trajectory
which made John Edwards the ideal Democratic candidate for president,
and the hubris which brought him down, leaving his career, his marriage
and his dreams in ashes."
Rebecca Traister. Sept.
2010. BIG GIRLS DON'T
CRY: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women.
Press [Simon & Schuster].
Traister, whose coverage of the 2008 presidential election for Salon
confirmed her to be a gifted cultural observer, offers a startling
appraisal of what the campaign meant for all of us. Though the election
didn't give us our first woman president or vice president, the
exhilarating campaign was nonetheless transformative for American women
and for the nation. In Big Girls Don't Cry, her electrifying,
incisive and highly entertaining first book, Traister tells a terrific
story and makes sense of a moment in American history that changed the
country's narrative in ways that no one anticipated."
Meghan McCain. Aug. 5, 2010. DIRTY SEXY POLITICS.
New York: Hyperion
this witty, candid, and boisterous book, Meghan takes us deep behind
the scenes of the campaign trail. She steals campaign signs in New
Hampshire, tastes the nightlife in Nashville, and has a strange
encounter with Laura and Jenna Bush at the White House. Along the way,
she falls in love with America, while seeing how far the Republican
Party has veered from its core values of freedom, honesty, and
individuality. In Dirty Sexy Politics, Meghan McCain gives us a true
insider's account of life on a campaign trail."
Post's "Reliable Source"
reported on May 29,
2009 that former Clinton campaign manager Patty Solis Doyle has signed
a deal with Hyperion for a book due out in 2011.
ed. March 1, 2009. THE ELECTIONS OF 2008.
Nelson once again brings together top-notch scholars to analyze all
aspects of the 2008 elections. Available mere months after the November
4th elections, this volume provides an insightful look at the contests,
their outcomes, and their implications for the future. With
original, first-rate analysis, chapter authors capture the drama as
well as critique the importance of particular races—all the while
giving perspective to the larger trends and effects of the election
results. An invaluable and incredibly current resource when imparting
the significance of voting and elections in the classroom, instructors
can count on The Elections of 2008 to pique students’ interest
while providing a fascinating read and unsurpassed analysis."
James W. Ceaser, Andrew
E. Busch, and John J. Pitney, Jr.. March
28, 2009. EPIC
JOURNEY: The 2008 Elections and American Politics. Lanham,
campaign scholars James W. Ceaser, Andrew E. Busch, and John J. Pitney,
Jr., take readers along on the longest, most expensive, and in many
ways most dramatic presidential campaign in American history. Drawing
on their extensive knowledge of political history and deep resources of
current political science, the authors capture the astonishing twists
of fate, uncanny detours, and remarkable surprises that made the 2008
election truly historic... As they have every four years since
1992, James W. Ceaser and Andrew E. Busch once again provide the most
comprehensive and authoritative account of the presidential election.
Joined on this book by John J. Pitney, Jr., the authors chronicle the
epic journey—culminating in the election of the first African-American
president—of a group of extraordinary candidates and a nation."
Box-Steffensmeier and Steven E. Schier, eds. March
THE AMERICAN ELECTIONS OF 2008.
The American Elections of 2008
assembles leading political scientists and journalists to explain the
election results and their implications for America's future. Topics
include financing the elections, religion's influence, the media, and
how the George W. Bush legacy affected the outcome. The book also
explores Congressional behavior in the twenty-first century and
discusses how it affected election results in 2008.
Newport, Ph.D., Lydia Saad, Jeffrey M. Jones, Alec M. Gallup, and, Fred
L. Israel, Ph.D.. WINNING
THE WHITE HOUSE 2008: The Gallup Poll, Public Opinion, and the
Presidency. New York: Infobase
Publishing. [Facts on
Larry J. Sabato, ed. April
2009. THE YEAR OF
OBAMA: How Barack Obama Won the White House. Upper Saddle
River, NJ: Longman.
"This revealing new book by Larry Sabato and his team of experts
contains exciting coverage and trenchant commentary on the most
stunning election of our time. Peeling back the layers of the
political, social, and demographic trends that helped thrust
Barack Obama into the Oval Office, the authors of this book toss aside
conventional wisdom about 2008 and substitute thoughtful, deeper - and
until now, ignored - interpretations of the events and environment
that elected our new president."
William J. Crotty, ed. April
2009. WINNING THE
PRESIDENCY 2008. Boulder, CO: Paradigm
"A distinguished cast of contributors enlightens students, scholars,
serious political readers about the intricacies of the most memorable
presidential election in history. Characterized by diversity,
liveliness, and data-informed analysis, this new book captures the
drama of 2008, looking ahead as well as to its antecedents."
"Providing a gripping, month-by-month narrative of the 2008 election
and culminating with Barack Obama's historic win in November, Winning
Presidency recounts this fascinating presidential campaign. The
book features more than 1,000 polls taken throughout the campaign by
Gallup, the oldest and most respected polling company in the
world... Featuring expert
commentary on the candidates, issues, and public opinion polls as well
as photographs, tables, and monthly chronologies, this
authoritative new reference is the definitive account of one of the
most critical and transformative elections in American history."
Johnson, ed. April 30, 2009. CAMPAIGNING FOR PRESIDENT 2008:
Strategy and Tactics, New Voices and New Techniques.
[Taylor & Francis]
important and timely volume, Dennis W. Johnson has assembled an
outstanding team of political science and political journalism scholars
and veteran campaign consultants to examine the most exciting
presidential campaign in memory. Campaigning for President 2008
focuses on the strategies and tactics used by the presidential
candidates, the new voices and new techniques used to generate support
and persuade voters, and the activities of outside interests trying to
influence the outcome."
Steven S. Smith and Melanie J.
Springer, eds.. REFORMING
PROCESS. Washington, DC: Brookings
Robert E. Denton,
ed. July 28, 2009. THE 2008 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN: A
Communication Perspective. Lanham, MD: Rowman
"This timely book synthesizes
new analysis by premier political scientists into a cohesive look at
the presidential nomination process -- the ways in which it is broken
and how it might be fixed... The contributors to Reforming the Presidential
Nomination Process address
different facets of the selection process... "
ed. July 28, 2009. CAMPAIGN
FOR PRESIDENT: The Managers Look at 2008. Lanham, MD: Rowman
Every four years following the
presidential election, the Institute of Politics at Harvard University
convenes a distinguished gathering of campaign managers, media
commentators, and interested political observers to reflect on
presidential campaign strategies from the earliest primaries through
Election Day. The result is a book, and the 2008 election edition is
published for general audiences as well as college classrooms and
campaign and media professionals. >
political communication specialists break down the historic 2008
presidential campaign and go beyond the quantitative facts, electoral
counts, and poll results of the election. Factoring in everything from
the campaign in popular culture, political cartoons, and the effect of
celebrity, the authors look at the early campaign period, the
nomination process and conventions, the social and political context,
the debates, the role of candidate spouses, candidate strategies,
political advertising, and the use of the Internet. This enlightening
book shows why more technology doesn't always mean more effective
communication and how, as we attempt to make sense of our environment,
we collect "political bits" of communication that comprise our voting
choices, worldviews, and legislative desires."
Jack Citrin and
David Karol, eds.. July
28, 2009. NOMINATING
THE PRESIDENT: Evolution and Revolution in 2008 and Beyond.
2008 presidential nominations were unprecedented in many ways. Marking
another step in the democratization of the selection process and a
surprising loss of control by party elites, the contests in both
parties were unusually competitive and the outcomes belied the
predictions of experts. This book offers a fresh look at the role of
parties, the constraints of campaign finance, the status of
front-runners, and the significance of rules, race and gender in the
post-reform era. In this volume, leading scholars assess the state of
the process with original research about money, scheduling,
superdelegates, and the role of race and gender in voting.
Gutgold. July 28, 2009. ALMOST MADAME
Why Hillary Clinton "Won" in 2008.
Books. [Rowman & Littlefield]
Madam President: Why Hillary Clinton 'Won' in 2008 argues that
Hillary Clinton gained more than she lost in her bid for the
presidency. This book takes the reader on a rhetorical journey
through Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign, focusing on
Clinton's sophisticated "You Tube" style announcement speech, the
debates, and the many notable stump speeches and media events on the
campaign trail. Along the way Gutgold examines the obstacles and
opportunities of women as presidential candidates."
J. McMahon, David M. Rankin, Donald W. Beachler, and John Kenneth
White. Sept. 1, 2009. WINNING THE WHITE HOUSE, 2008.
"In Winning the
White House, 2008, the authors
explore the historical and emerging voting patterns shaping this
transformative election. After examining the selection of the
Republican and Democratic nominees, they address the most compelling
economic, social, and foreign policy concerns facing the electorate
during the general election campaign. Surveying the electoral map, they
then analyze how control of the White House and Congress hinged on the
developing trends across the nation’s four main regions. Within
regions, special attention is paid to the battleground states, voters,
and issues that were central to Barack Obama’s victory over John
YES WE CAN?:
White Racial Framing
and the 2008 Presidential Campaign. London: Routledge.
[Taylor & Francis]
"This book offers one of the
first sociological analyses of Barack Obama’s historic 2008 campaign
for the presidency of the United States. Elaborating on the concept of
the white racial frame, Harvey Wingfield and Feagin assess the ways
racial framing was deployed by principal characters in the 2008
election. This book counters many commonsense assumptions about race,
politics, and society, particularly the idea that Obama’s election
ushered in a post-racial era. Readers will find this book uniquely
valuable because it relies on sound sociological analysis to assess
numerous events and aspects of this historic campaign."
July 2008. THE
Hillary Rodham Clinton's Unsuccessful Campaign for
the Presidency. Lanham, MD: Lexington
Books. [Rowman & Littlefield]
analyzes Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign for the Democratic Party's
presidential nomination with an eye to identifying what went wrong-why,
as the frontrunner, she ended up not breaking "the glass ceiling." The
volume's contributors examine multiple issues in attempt to answer this
question, from usual campaign communication topics such as Clinton's
rhetoric, debate performance, and advertising to the ways in which she
was treated by the media."
Erik Jones and Salvatore Vassallo, eds. Oct.
27, 2009. THE 2008
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: A Story in Four Acts. New
"Written by a mix of
scholars and practitioners, the chapters cover the entire electoral
process from the start of the primaries to the new
They also analyze what Obama’s victory suggests about the development
of America, socially, economically, and in its foreign
The purpose of this volume is two fold. First, and most important, we
explain the 2008 U.S. Presidential elections to a European audience
from the selection of the candidates to the shaping of the national
campaign, and from choices made at the ballot box to the constitution
and platform of the incoming administration... A second purpose
give an American audience some sense of why these elections are so
closely followed outside the United States – and why so many Europeans
complain that they should have a vote."
Lawrence and Melody Rose. Oct. 30, 2009. HILLARY CLINTON'S RACE FOR THE
WHITE HOUSE: Gender Politics and the Media on the Campaign Trail.
"In this compelling
look at Clinton’s historic candidacy, Regina Lawrence and Melody Rose
explore how she came so close to breaking the ultimate glass ceiling in
US politics, why she fell short, and what her experience portends for
future female candidates in the media-saturated game of presidential
politics... The result is more than just a postmortem of the Clinton
campaign. Lawrence and Rose craft a sophisticated argument about the
complex mix of gender stereotypes, media routines, and the particulars
of individual character and electoral context that will shape the
prospects of any woman who competes in the presidential arena."
Branwell DuBose Kapeluck, Laurence W. Moreland,
and Robert P. Steed, eds. Dec. 2009. A PALER SHADE OF RED: The 2008
Presidential Election in the South. Fayetteville:
"The scholars included in
A Paler Shade of Red cover the 2008 presidential election with
detailed, state-by-state analyses of how the presidential election,
from the nomination struggle through the casting of votes in November,
played out in the South. The book also includes examinations of
important elections other than for president, and in addition to the
single-state perspectives, there are three chapters that look at the
region as a whole."
ed. Dec. 8, 2009. THE
"The 2008 US presidential election
a ‘global event.’ Across the world, countries felt they had a major
stake in this election. This study investigates the perception of the
candidates, the issues, and the importance of the 2008 election from
abroad. It does so by looking at selected countries in detail. What
emerges are not only significant differences in perception, but also
themes that were common to many countries’ views. In fact, these shared
perceptions amount to a ‘world view’ of the US election. The world saw
the US election in the context of their own national priorities and as
a vote on a different type of US leadership in the world."
John Allen Hendricks and Robert E. Denton, Jr., eds.. Dec.
2009. COMMUNICATOR-IN-CHIEF: How Barack
Obama Used New Media Technology to Win the White House. Lanham, MD: Lexington
contributors to this volume masterfully demonstrate how the Internet is
to President Barack Obama what television was to President John
Kennedy, thus making Obama a truly twenty-first century communicator
and politician. Furthermore, Communicator-in-Chief argues
that Obama's 2008 campaign strategies established a model that all
future campaigns must follow to achieve any measure of success. The
Barack Obama campaign team astutely discovered how to communicate and
motivate not only the general electorate but also the
technology-addicted Millennial Generation - a generational voting block
that will be a juggernaut in future elections."
Corwin Smidt, Kevin den Dulk, Bryan Froehle, James Penning, Stephen
Monsma Douglas Koopman.
Jan. 2010. THE DISAPPEARING GOD GAP: Religion
in the 2010 Presidential Election. New York: Oxford
"In this book, a team of
well-regarded scholars digs deeper to examine the role religion played
in the 2008 campaign. They take a long view, placing the election in
historical context and looking at the campaign as a whole, from the
primaries through all the way through election day. At the heart of
their analysis is data gleaned from a national survey conducted by the
authors, in which voters were interviewed in the spring of 2008 and
then re-interviewed after the election."
Robert E. Denton, Jr., ed. May 2010.
STUDIES OF IDENTITY IN THE
2008 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN. Lanham, MD: Lexington
Presidential Campaign explores issues of
identity politics and the presidential election. Investigating all
aspects of race, gender or ageism, the contributors to this volume
address the role and function of "identity politics" in political
campaigns, and highlight challenges of "identity politics" in
contemporary political campaigns."
Kate Kenski, Bruce W. HardyTHE OBAMA
VICTORY: How Media, Money, and Message Shaped the 2008 Election.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson. June
Obama Victory , Kate Kenski, Bruce Hardy, and Kathleen Hall
Jamieson draw upon the best voter data available, The National
Annenberg Election Survey, as well as interviews with key advisors to
each campaign, to illuminate how media, money, and messages shaped the
2008 election. They explain how both sides worked the media to
reinforce or combat images of McCain as too old and Obama as not ready;
how Obama used a very effective rough-and-tumble radio and cable
campaign that was largely unnoticed by the mainstream media; how the
Vice Presidential nominees impacted the campaign; how McCain's age and
Obama's race affected the final vote, and much more."
Beverly Guy-Sheftall and Johnnetta Betsch Cole,
eds. August 2010. WHO
Out on the 2008 Presidential Campaign.
"With Barack Obama and
Hillary Clinton as frontrunners, the 2008 Democratic primary campaign
was a watershed moment in U.S. history. Offering the choice of an
African American man or a white woman as the next Democratic candidate
for president, the primary marked an unprecedented moment—but one that
painfully echoed previous struggles for progressive change that pitted
race and gender against each other. Who Should Be First?
collects key feminist voices that challenge the instances of racism and
sexism during the presidential campaign season, offer personal
reflections on this historic moment, and trace the historic legacy of
opposing issues of race and gender that informed debates and media
representations of the 2008 Democratic primary. Over thirty leading
feminists contribute to the book..."
Heather E. Harris, Kimberly R. Moffitt, and Catherine
R. Squires, eds. September
2010. THE OBAMA
EFFECT: Multidisciplinary Renderings of the 2008 Campaign.
of New York Press.
of essays, all presented at a
national conference to discuss the meaning and impact of the nomination
of the first presidential candidate of African descent, remind the
reader that reaching a point in U.S. history where a biracial man could
be deemed “electable” is part of a still-ongoing struggle. It resists
the temptation to dismiss the uncertainty, hope, and fear that
characterized the events and discourse of the two-year primary and
general election cycle and brings together multidisciplinary approaches
to assessing “the Obama effect” on public discourse and participation."
Jeffrey C. Alexander. October 2010. THE PERFORMANCE OF POLITICS:
Obama's Victory and the Democratic Struggle for Power. New
"Jeffrey Alexander, a
preeminent figure in social theory, offers here a new way of looking at
democratic struggles for political power, discussing what happened, and
why, during Barack Obama's remarkable run for president. Illustrated
with vivid examples drawn from a range of media coverage, participant
observation at a Camp Obama, and interviews with leading political
journalists, Alexander argues that images, emotion, and performance are
the central features of the battle for power. Winning depends on
creating images so that candidates can become heroes. Demography,
strategy, money, and issues matter, but power goes to the candidate
with the most persuasive performances---the one whose carefully
constructed heroic image resonates best with the audience of citizens."
E.D. Dover. October 2010. ON MESSAGE: Television
by the Presidential Candidates in Election 2008.
Lanham, MD: Lexington
Message explores how the twelve
leading presidential candidates of Election 2008, six in each party,
used the major Themes of televised political advertising-images,
issues, and attacks-to create campaign narratives justifying their
election... E.D. Dover
provides an over view of
televised advertising, introductions of candidates, and descriptions of
fund raising, polls, advertising expenditures, and election out comes.
The book also follows the advertising strategies of the individual
candidates, and of each party. It discusses the effectiveness of the
individual narratives and analyzes patterns of televised advertising
that regularly occurs across a variety of electoral settings."
John Allen Hendricks and Lynda Lee Kaid, eds.
November 8, 2010. TECHNO POLITICS IN PRESIDENTIAL
CAMPAIGNING: New Voices, New Technologies, and New Voters.
New York: Routledge.
"The 2008 US presidential
campaign saw politicians utilizing all types of new media -- Facebook,
MySpace, YouTube, Twitter, e-mail, and cell phone texting – to reach
voters of all ages, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, and sexual
orientations. This volume examines the use of these media and considers
the effectiveness of reaching voters through these channels. It
explores not only the use of new media and technologies but also the
role these tactics played in attracting new voters and communicating
with the electorate during the 2008 presidential debates. Chapters
focus on how the technologies were used by candidates, the press, and
Mitchell S. McKinney and Mary C. Banwart,
eds. December 1, 2010. COMMUNICATION IN THE 2008 U.S.
ELECTION: Digital Natives Elect a President. New York: Peter
Lang Publishing Group. "...this book offers a landmark
examination of the 2008 election from a global perspective, with
emphasis on the wide range of digital media utilized by the campaigners
and how campaign communication influenced young citizens. The authors
argue that the use of digital technologies in the campaign, and the
success of Barack Obama in attracting young voters to his cause,
provides an excellent case study - perhaps something of a turning point
in campaign communication - for carefully examining the emerging role
of digital political media, and a continuing renewal in young citizens'
...Obama's campaign and the
Inauguration inspired an unprecendented number of photo books (note the first three came out before
Nov. 4.), a graphic novel, collections of
editorial cartoons, and several collections of art inspired by his
"Award-winning photojournalist, Pete Souza, documents the meteoric rise
of the charismatic Barack Obama from his first day in the U.S. Senate
right up to the Pennsylvania presidential primary. More than 80% of
these candid and stunning photographs capturing private and political
moments have not been seen before. Souza provides extended commentary
about each photo to place it in context, and describe the scene and
participants. Photo-by-photo the viewer is allowed to examine the
senator and candidate’s path to the very cusp of history."
Editors of Life
7, 2008. THE AMERICAN
JOURNEY OF BARACK OBAMA. New York: Little,
[Hachette Book Group USA]
"...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.... 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."
Deborah Willis and
Merida. Oct. 28, 2008. OBAMA: The Historic Campaign in
Photographs. New York: HarperCollins.
150 striking color photographs, Obama: The
Historic Campaign in Photographs charts the
road to Barack Obama's nomination as the first African American to lead
the presidential ticket of a major party... This amazing
collection of photographs captures the public and private moments of
his journey, and offers a unique window into one of the great triumphs
in American politics." A photo historian, curator, and
photographer, Deborah Willis is chair and professor of New York
University's Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Photography and
Imaging. Kevin Merida is an associate editor at the Washington
CAN: Barack Obama's
History-Making Presidential Campaign. Brooklyn, NY: powerHouse Books.
"Yes We Can is a comprehensive and intimate portrait
of this transformative campaign, ushering a new era in American
politics. With more than 200 color photographs by Tufankjian, the book
transports readers to each emotional stop on this historical journey,
punctuated with highlights from Obama’s most memorable speeches.
Tufankjian artfully captures the impact this amazing candidate had with
Americans of all stripes... Scout Tufankjian has had photographs
published in every major newspaper and news magazine, including Newsweek,
Rolling Stone, Fortune, The Times of London, Stern, Der Spiegel,
and many others. Before covering the Obama campaign, Tufankjian worked
photographing the conflict in the Middle East, primarily the Gaza
Strip, for four years. She lives in Brooklyn, and has a B.A. in
Political Science from Yale." [Hardcover, 8.375 X 11 inches, 192
pages, 250 full color photographs]
23, 2008. PRESIDENT
OBAMA: The Path to the White House. New York: Time, Incorporated Home
original material on Obama's journey with a collection of the best
reporting and writing from TIME's political team on his rise and
historic victory. And it is overflowing with Callie Shell's
incredible and intimate photographs of Obama, selected by photo editor
Crary Pullen, many of which have never before been seen in print."
New York Times, Jill Abramson, Bill
Keller. Feb. 16, 2009. OBAMA: The Historic Journey.
Also OBAMA: The Historic Journey: Young
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
Washington Post. Feb.
2009. THE INAUGURATION
OF BARACK OBAMA: A Photographic Journal. Chicago, IL: Triumph
Inauguration of Barack Obama by The Washington Post is the only
national book about this historic election from the perspective of
those who live and work within the Beltway. More than 100 photographers
and reporters from the award-winning staff of The Washington Post
worked to cover the inauguration from every angle and point of view.
The result is the most comprehensive coverage of President Obama’s
beginning as a world leader. One of the most respected names in U.S.
journalism history, former Post executive editor Ben Bradlee, wrote the
Foreword to this essential keepsake of history..."
Washington Times. March 6, 2009. PRESIDENT
OBAMA: The Start of an Era.
reporters and photographers of The Washington Times chronicled Mr.
Obama's rise to power from start to finish, from the cold snowy fields
of Iowa in January 2007 to the record-setting crowd that transformed
the National Mall into a sea of humanity on Inauguration Day
'President Obama: The Start of an Era' is a compilation of The Times'
best coverage, designed to put you, the reader, in a front-row seat for
a tour of the historic journey. It includes a personal essay by
Obama written exclusively for The Washington Times, hundreds of
original photos shot by the award-winning photographers on The Times'
staff and special messages to America's new president from countries
around the globe."
Editors of Essence
Magazine. March 2009. THE OBAMAS:
Portrait of America's New First Family. New York: Time Home Entertainment.
OBAMAS: PORTRAIT OF AMERICA'S NEW FIRST FAMILY celebrates the
extraordinary triumph of Barack and Michelle Obama and their family in
words and pictures. This 112-page hardcover includes exclusive images
from the 44th President-elect's spectacular inauguration, never before
seen images, and contributions from writers such as New York Times
best-seller Marian Wright Edelman and Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel
Tom Brokaw, Congressman John Lewis, Douglas Brinkley. April 29, 2009. BARACK OBAMA: The Official
Inaugural Book. Brooklyn, NY: Five Ties Publishing, Inc..
"Barack Obama: The Official Inaugural Book
is the only book commemorating the historic event to be licensed and
approved by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. Encompassing
170 color photographs, Barack Obama:
The Official Inaugural Book sweepingly chronicles the entire
Inaugural week. Its pages highlight moments including Obama's "Whistle
Stop" train tour into Washington, the multitudes assembled on the mall
to witness his oath of office, behind-the-scenes glimpses of Barack and
Michelle Obama, the elegant inaugural balls, and the first few hours of
the new administration."
Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt. May 21, 2009. THE OBAMA TIME CAPSULE: World
History in the Making. Sausalito, CA: Against All Odds Productions.
"THE OBAMA TIME CAPSULE, an
exquisitely produced landscape format book measuring 26 inches across
when open, is designed to showcase one of the most
important presidential races in American history through the eyes of
more than 140 of the world's top photographers... Spanning a
three-year period from the tumultuous campaign through Obama’s first
100 days, this fascinating book captures the challenges and
opportunities facing America’s 44th president as he takes his place on
the world stage. Unlike any book ever produced before, THE OBAMA
TIME CAPSULE offers readers a unique feature: by answering a few
questions and uploading their own
photos to the project website, each copy of the book integrates each
reader’s photos and stories into an historic and collectible time
capsule. Each copy of the book is printed one at a time and each copy
Poynter Institute. Dec. 16, 2008. PRESIDENT OBAMA ELECTION 2008: A
Collection of Newspaper Front Pages Selected by the Poynter Institute.
Andrews McMeel Publishing.
collection of 75 front pages features an introduction by
"Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau. Participating papers include:
Anchorage Daily News, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free
Press, Rocky Mountain News, St. Petersburg Times, Staten Island
Advance, Boston Globe, (Raleigh) News & Observer, Philadelphia
Tribune, Times-Picayune, USA Today, college papers, ethnic press, and
international publications. Profits from the book will help
training. Available just before Christmas, this 9 x 12 inch book
will be a historic keepsake for anyone who cares about journalism and
David Elliot Cohen and Mark
Greenberg introduction by Howard Dodson. Feb. 3, 2009. OBAMA: The
Historic Front Pages. New York: Sterling
everyone can own a piece of history, thanks to this gorgeous
commemorative album of front pages that capture Barack Obama’s
extraordinary journey to the White House. Featuring newspapers both
domestic and foreign, and depicting all the landmarks in this
groundbreaking campaign—including the inauguration—Obama is a
stunning keepsake for all who experienced this remarkable moment…and
future generations, too."
Thaves and Matt Wuerker, eds. Nov. 2008. THE CARTOONIST
GROUP INKS CAMPAIGN '08.
Seattle, WA: The Cartoonist Group. >>
sixteen top cartoonists, including eight winners of the Pulitzer
Prize, are included. Organized into fourteen chapters, the book begins
with an election prologue and follows the campaign trail to Obama's
victory and a prologue for the 2012 election."
Crowley and Dan Goldman.
Jan. 27, 2009. 08: A
Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail. New York: Three
Press/Crown Publishing Group. [Random House]
"Taking its cue from campaign classics
like Fear and Loathing on the
Campaign Trail ’72 and The Making of the President
series, 08 brings politico journalism into the graphic novel
Reflect on all the single-issue candidates, the pundits, the meltdowns,
the awkward missteps, and the ruthless maneuvers of the scorched-earth
campaign trail as they knit themselves into a political tale of the
present-day battle for the future of America."
Hal Elliott Wert. Sept. 15,
2009. HOPE: A
Collection of Obama Prints
and Posters. Osceola, WI: Zenith
"This book offers a striking
and comprehensive visual chronology of posters created for Obama's run
for the presidency. Most have been seen only by a limited number of
viewers in the primary states. Others have rarely been seen outside the
urban core or the art gallery world. An exception is the Shepard Fairey
poster "Hope" that has been seen by millions as has his design for the
cover of Time magazine's Man-of-the-Year
edition. Importantly, there has been nothing like this outpouring of
quality prints and posters in past campaigns."
Shepard Fairey and Jennifer Gross,
eds. Oct. 2009. ART
OBAMA. New York: Abrams
"Comprised of collages, paintings, photo composites, prints, and
computer-generated pieces, Art for Obama showcases the
well-known images of the campaign as well as less famous but equally
creative pieces from around the globe. This is a volume for design and
art aficionados, as well as supporters of the 44th President of the
United States who want a keepsake as uncommon as his extraordinary
ed. Nov. 2009. DESIGNING
Chicago, IL: KickStarter (2).
Design Director of the Obama campaign, Scott Thomas, has collaborated
with artists and designers to create Designing Obama, a chronicle
of the art from the historic campaign. Get the inside story on how
design was used by the campaign, and scope out the pieces, created
unofficially, by grassroots supporters. The 360-page book is
full-color and hardbound, highly crafted with an embossed sleeve.
Forewords written by Steven Heller and Michael Bierut."
Spike Lee and Aaron Perry-Zucker,
eds. Essay by Steven Heller. DESIGN FOR OBAMA.
Posters for Change: A Grassroots Anthology. Köln, Germany: Taschen
"Edited by designforobama.org founder Aaron Perry-Zucker and
filmmaker Spike Lee, this collection showcases over 200 of the best
pro-Obama posters. Contributors range from prominent graphic and street
artists to young up-and-comers. With essays by Spike Lee, Perry-Zucker,
and design historian Steven Heller, this outstanding collection serves
as a matchless historical document of the widespread visual creativity
that helped spur Obama to victory."
Carolyn L. Mazloomi.
April 5, 2010. JOURNEY
OF HOPE: Quilts Inspired by President Barack Obama.
Osceola, WI: Voyageur Press. [Quayside
Hope is a gallery of 100 vibrant, moving quilts inspired by
Barack Obama and his path to the White House. Stitched by women and men
from all walks of life, each quilt has a story to tell and is
accompanied by an illuminating artists statement. The quilts in this
book are part of a prestigious traveling exhibit curated by the author,
which begins in Japan, moves to the National Afro-American Museum, and
then begins a tour of the United States. Filled with the spirit of hope
and change that inspired Barack Obama's campaign, Journey of Hope
is a testament to the American dream and the quilters' art."
BY THE PEOPLE: The Election
Barack Obama. Class
Films (Edward Norton).
"Inspired by the freshman senator's dynamism, potential and star-making
speech at the Democratic Convention in 2004, Rice initiated the idea of
a documentary tracking his experience in politics in early 2006.
Shortly thereafter, Class 5 agreed to produce the project and Sams
joined to co-direct. Norton then approached Senator Obama and his staff
months prior to his decision to run for President and outlined the
idea. Senator Obama agreed to grant the team access and Rice and Sams
began shooting shortly thereafter, including traveling with the Senator
on his trip to Africa in summer of 2006. When the Senator announced his
bid for the presidency in 2007, Rice and Sams were there and over the
last two and a half years have documented the race with unprecedented
access to Obama, his senior campaign staff, family, friends, and
volunteers. Shooting will continue through the inauguration in
preparation for a 2009 premiere."
HBO Films, with Everyman Pictures, is
film adaptation of Mark
Halperin and John Heilemann's book Game
Change adapted by Danny Strong, directed by Jay Roach (both
worked on HBO's Recount), and starring Ed Harris
as John McCain, Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin and Woody Harrelson as
advisor Steven Schmidt..
Aaron Sorkin, writer and
producer of "The West Wing" television
series, is going to adapt, produce and direct Andrew Young's book The Politician into a feature film.
And chapters in:
Mike Huckabee. Nov. 18,
2008. DO THE RIGHT
THING: Inside the Movement That's Bringing Common Sense Back to America.
"Do The Right Thing is
Huckabee’s amazing story, in his own words—from making commercials with
Chuck Norris to meeting a Michigan woman who insisted on donating her
wedding ring. But this is more than just a campaign memoir. It’s a
vision for a smarter, fairer type of politics—“vertical politics”—that
focuses on common sense solutions for education, health care, the
economy, and many other issues. It’s not about right versus left; it’s
about taking America up rather than down. Huckabee also shows how
the Republican Party can heal its divisions—between social and fiscal
conservatives, the wealthy and the middle class, the religious and the
secular—and become a true majority party again" [book
Jan. 20, 2009. THE BREAK
THROUGH: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama. New York: Random
"In The Breakthrough, veteran
journalist Gwen Ifill surveys the American political landscape,
shedding new light on the impact of Barack Obama’s stunning
presidential victory and introducing the emerging young African
American politicians forging a bold new path to political
power... Ifill argues that the Black political structure formed
during the Civil Rights movement is giving way to a generation of men
and women who are the direct beneficiaries of the struggles of the
Edwards. May 2009. RESILIENCE: Reflections on the
Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life's Adversities. New York: Broadway
Books. [Random House]
"Many know of
the strength she had shown after her son, Wade, was killed in a freak
car accident when he was only sixteen years old. She would exhibit this
remarkable grace and courage again when the very private matter of her
husband's infidelity became public fodder. And her own life has been on
the line. Days before the 2004 presidential election—when her husband
John was running for vice president—she was diagnosed with breast
cancer. After rounds of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation the cancer
went away—only to reoccur in 2007... While on the campaign trail,
Elizabeth met many others who have had to contend with serious
adversity in their lives, and in Resilience, she draws on their
experiences as well as her own, crafting an unsentimental and
ultimately inspirational meditation on the gifts we can find among
life’s biggest challenges."
Joyce Purnick. Sept. 22,
BLOOMBERG: Money, Power, Politics. New York: PublicAffairs.
"In Mike Bloomberg, Joyce Purnick explores Mr.
Bloomberg's life from his childhood in the suburbs of Boston, to his
rise on Wall Street and the creation of Bloomberg L.P., to his mayoral
record and controversial gamble on a third term. Drawing on her deep
knowledge of New York City politics, and interviews with Bloomberg's
friends, family, colleagues, and the mayor himself, she creates a
textured portrait of one of the more complex men of our era."
Chapter 11: "Measure Outcomes vs
Outputs" in Greg Jarboe. Aug. 17, 2009. YOUTUBE AND VIDEO MARKETING: An
Hour a Day. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
paperback book by Greg Jarboe which will be published August 17, 2009,
reveals how the Barack Obama campaign utilized YouTube video marketing
to win the 2008 presidential election. YouTube and Video Marketing An
Hour a Day, a complete, task-based guide to developing, implementing,
and tracking a video marketing strategy, features a case study of the
Obama campaign along with an interview with Arun Chaudhary."
See also: 2000,
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