"A year-by-year, full-color, 150-page, 365-image, all-inclusive timeline, highlight reel, random photo album and history book of the two-term Barack Obama presidency with time and place captions, and behind-the-scenes photographer commentary, featuring introduction and 'legacy rhymes' by author Walt F.J. Goodridge."
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PAPERBACK ISBN: 978-0983580829
HARDCOVER ISBN: 978-0983580836
Yes, there's a UK COLOUR version
"WE THE PEOPLE, in order to create a more perfect historical record,
establish fairness in media coverage, insure a balanced narrative,
provide for our children's education, promote the appropriate vocabulary for dialogue,
secure for this president a place of honor in public consciousness for ourselves, our posterity and the greater world, do compile and present The Obama Legacy We-Write, for one and all."
"A pre-emptive, crowd-funded, people-produced history book!"
pre-empt: to prevent an anticipated occurrence or
to take action before another person is able to; to preclude, to forestall
More often than not, what passes as history is a "RE-Write" crafted by those with
their own agenda and biases. Well, we the people have an agenda, too. Our agenda is fairness when it
comes to telling this story. A "WE-Write" is simply history written by we the people.
In a few months, something significant will be happening.
American president, Barack Hussein Obama, will be
ending his historic two-terms in office as 44th president
of the United States of America.
Now, it would be great if Americans lived in a society
where such a trivial matter as the color of his skin did not
affect how he will be remembered, but unfortunately that
society does not yet exist.
If you've lived in or observed America for any length of time, you've
seen how it happens time and again. Genocide and slavery
are sanitized for the textbooks. War criminals are pardoned and
their crimes overlooked and forgotten by the media. Hollywood fictionalizes
history and that fiction becomes real in the public's collective mind.
At the same time, particularly when it comes to cinematic portrayals of men and women of color, noble individuals of real historical consequence are recast as supporting characters in their own stories--playing second to the humanized white leads who become their saviors and redeemers. We are left with hollow caricatures of these great individuals.
We must not allow that to happen this time. Don't allow pundits, politicians and producers
to determine how you and your children remember his presidency.
The Obama Legacy We-Write
Project is a way for we the people--all of us--to take action to
prepare, present, promote and preserve this legacy and pre-empt
the RE-Write of history that is likely to occur.
It's a very simple idea: to document and present in a permanent way
the accomplishments of this president, and to give people
the information, facts, images and words to pre-empt the media, Hollywood
and history textbook RE-Writes that are likely to occur over time.
Let's create and direct this conversation. Let's control the narrative. Can we? Yes, we can!
Eight years is a long time, and with media coverage that jumps from one
breaking news story to the next, it's easy, or perhaps inevitable that we forget some of the milestones that
made this presidency arguably, one of the most consequential in American history. This
unique volume captures them all!
• "The Ground Game" and era of Social Media campaigning
• Lilly Ledbetter Act
• Cuba relations
• Osama Bin Laden
• Universal Health Care
• Female Supreme Court Justices
• Gay marriage rights
• Triumph over the "one-term obstructionists"
• The Nobel Peace Prize
• The economy
• Unemployment rate
• Troop withdrawal, and more
...with citations, photos and commentary and more, in an easy-to-read, bold,
color keepsake (paperback or hardcover) that will last for years!