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The American Journey of Barack Obama, by the Editors of Life Magazine. This is a photographic and narrative journey of Obama's life from his boyhood in Hawaii and Indonesia, his schooling at Columbia and Harvard, his early political years in Chicago and the Senate in Washington, to his campaign and victory in the presidential race. Family photographs trace his roots in Kenya and Kansas to his life with Michelle and their two daughters today. 176pp.

E901.1 O23 S84 2008
ISBN 978-0-316-04560-5

Hot, Flat , and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America, by Thomas L. Friedman. Friedman says our world is getting "hot, flat, and crowded" because of global warming, the rise of the middle class around the world, and rapid population growth. He sees energy and environmental crises and calls for American leadership in Code Green: "a strategy that can help to ease global warming, biodiversity loss, energy poverty, petrodictatorship, and energy supply shortages--and make America stronger at the same time." 438pp.

GE197 F75 2008
ISBN 978-0-374-16685-4

See New York Times review, Sept. 9, 2008

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