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L’Audace d’espérer

Translated copies of Barack Obamas two books - Dreams of My Father and The Audacity of Hope - are on sale

Translated copies of Barack Obama's two books - Dreams of My Father and The Audacity of Hope - are on sale

I didn’t realize these books were even translated into French.

What amuses me most, though, is that someone felt it necessary to add messages to the books pointing out that Obama is “le nouveau président des états-unis”. Is there someone out there that doesn’t know he won? And if there is, why would this person be interested in reading these books?

Something about history and a mountain and changing…

Some other Canadian Page Ones can be found at Newseum’s site, which also has a special video on Obama-related newspaper front pages (if you can watch it, the site is very slow).

Among my recommendations for U.S. covers:

The links are now all old, but the covers have been archived here.

Favourite headline, only because nobody else used it: “Tide of hope“, from the St. Petersburg Times.

Obama is our supreme leader

Well here’s a shocker: The New York Times endorses Barack Obama. Really? The paper that hasn’t endorsed a Republican for president since Dwight Eisenhower in 1956 is lining up behind Obama?

At least it provides a history of its endorsements for us news junkies to feast on. Some of its favoured candidates have included losers Hubert Humphrey, George McGovern, Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, Al Gore and John Kerry, as well as Republican Thomas Dewey, who sadly did not defeat Truman.

Well, at least Ron Howard’s endorsement is cute. Will the Fonz vote put Obama over the top?