New book chronicles Barack Obama’s first year in office via quotesJune 13th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): A new book, which chronicles US President Barack Obama’s first year in office through his quotes, has been launched.
Obama The President’s Historic First Year in Quotes -a new booklet of Simpson’s Contemporary Quotations, Notable Quotes Since 1950-traces Obama’s one-year journey in the White House through his spoken words, most of them articulated during the major news events that have defined his administration.
And the tome not only features his profound remarks on matters of national security, financial reform, and other heady issues, but also his rapid-fire humour, and his everyday moments and expressions.
From his memorable inaugural speech to his first State of the Union address, the book provides context and factual background for each of its 93 entries.
The quotes, presented in chronological order, reveal a year of intense debate over some of the most contentious issues of our time-a massive federal bailout of corporate America, unemployment, health care, and racial and gender equality.
It also features moments of humour and the ordinary, such as his quips at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner or ordering a cheeseburger from a popular D.C. restaurant.
Punctuated by photographs courtesy of the White House, the quotes offer a distinctive illustration of a time of historic transition through the words of a historic president.
Quotes document major shifts in policy-such as ending the combat mission in Iraq, lifting the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, and creating the first White House Council on Women and Girls- and mark breaking news like the shootings at Fort Hood and the Haiti earthquake.
The booklet is sponsored by the James B. Simpson Fellowship of American University’s School of Communication. (ANI)
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