The Inauguration of Barack Obama (Hardcover)
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|Inaugurations take place in the blink of an eye amid a swirl of pageantry, but the historic swearing-in of Barack Obama as America's 44th president lives on in this keepsake commemorative photo book that documents the official ceremony, the parade, the crowds, the inaugural balls, and moments both public and private. Featuring images captured by the Washington Post's award-winning photographers and moments memorialized by the Post's writers, this hardcover volume is living history that preserves this unprecedented day.
The Inauguration of Barack Obama documents:
THE JOURNEY TO THE CAPITAL: The President-elect's whistle-stop train tour as it wound its way from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.
All this is presented through 160-pages of sensational full-color photographs, making The Inauguration of Barack Obama the perfect commemoration of this historic day.
From the Publisher:
Photographs of the inauguration of the forty-fourth president feature scenes of his arrival by rail, the opening concert, volunteer activities, and all the events of Inauguration Day itself, along with the text of his inaugural address.
In pictures and text, the full resources of the nation's great newspaper, the Washington Post, commemorate the events of January 20, 2009--the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama. Large, colorful photographs record the official ceremonies, including the taking of the oath of office, the walk down Pennsylvania Avenue and the parade, as well as the many balls that took place around town that evening. Also recorded are the crowds of Americans who came to the nation's capital that day to witness history, as well as private, behind the scenes shots of the presidential couple and their family. Washington Post reporters provide incisive commentary on the events and their significance.