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by Michael Crowley


08’ follows the epic 2008 presidential campaign and its A Graphic Retelling Of The Most Historic Election Of Our Time. Beyond the pandering focus groups, the billion-dollar fund-raising machinery, and the relentless myopia of the 24-hour news cycle, it was clear that something deep in the American psyche was stirring as the rumblings of the 2008 election first began.

That said, I recommend "08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail. Not only is it a good reminder for those of us who followed the campaign closely, but it is a solid orientation for those of us who may not have tuned in very closely. In that regard, this little graphic novel might make a good supplemental history text for high school students studying the democratic process.

08’ follows the epic 2008 presidential campaign and its dramatic cast of characters: the . Taking its cur from campaign classics like Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 and The Making of the President Series, 08 brings politico journalism into the graphic novel form.

08’ follows the epic 2008 presidential campaign and its dramatic cast of characters: the inevitable former first lady with a terrible plan to win, the freshman African-American Senator who skyrockets onto the national stage, and a former POW’s hangdog campaign that overcomes both a Mormon Governor and a thrice-married (occasionally cross-dressing) Mayor.

Dan Goldman, Michael Crowley. 08 will take readers behind the candidates' phony veneers and into their war rooms and inner circles. 08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail. Covering both the Democrats and the Republicans, 08 will burst the press bubble around these campaigns and explain to readers what has become of presidential politics and the unlikely, true story of what it takes to win a party's nomination.

08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail. by Michael Crowley and Dan Goldman. Taking its cur from campaign classics like Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 and The Making of the President Series, 08 brings politico journalism into the graphic novel form

08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail. Reflect on all the single-issue candidates, the pundits, the meltdowns, the awkward missteps, and the ruthless maneuvers of the scorched-earth campaign trail as they knit themselves into a political tale of the present-day battle for the future of America. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

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Written by Michael Crowley. Sure to be the most-talked-about book about the most-talked-about election, 08, a stunning work of graphic nonfiction, is a fresh take on the campaign diary that will burst the press bubble around this election year's campaigns and tell the unlikely, true story of what it takes to win a party's nomination and the job of the most. The media and the public couldn't be more obsessed with the deathmatch for the Democratic nomination and the fight for the White House between such polarized parties.

A Graphic Retelling Of The Most Historic Election Of Our TimeBeyond the pandering focus groups, the billion-dollar fund-raising machinery, and the relentless myopia of the 24-hour news cycle, it was clear that something deep in the American psyche was stirring as the rumblings of the 2008 election first began. 08’ follows the epic 2008 presidential campaign and its dramatic cast of characters: the inevitable former first lady with a terrible plan to win, the freshman African-American Senator who skyrockets onto the national stage, and a former POW’s hangdog campaign that overcomes both a Mormon Governor and a thrice-married (occasionally cross-dressing) Mayor. Taking its cur from campaign classics like Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 and The Making of the President Series, 08 brings politico journalism into the graphic novel form. Reflect on all the single-issue candidates, the pundits, the meltdowns, the awkward missteps, and the ruthless maneuvers of the scorched-earth campaign trail as they knit themselves into a political tale of the present-day battle for the future of America.

08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail epub download

ISBN13: 978-0307405111

ISBN: 0307405117

Author: Michael Crowley

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Politics & Government

Language: English

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (January 27, 2009)

Pages: 160 pages

ePUB size: 1218 kb

FB2 size: 1487 kb

Rating: 4.6

Votes: 183

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Ynonno
08 is fun to read. It also reminded me of some of the small things that came up during this historic campaign that I might otherwise have forgotten as the current, daily news cycle becomes crowded with other, more pressing topics.

For instance, the pig-wearing-lipstick dust up, Sarah Palin's wardrobe costs, the fist bump of the Obamas, and Hillary drinking boilermakers in a Pennsylvania bar are small, yet telling points about a campaign that just couldn't be predicted and, in the end, defied convention wisdom by seeing a man of color capture the White House.

I think it's important for potential readers not to expect too much of this little book. While it does offer a capsule of the campaign and showcases its highs (and lows), the format really doesn't offer much opportunity for the authors to analyze the meaning behind the action. For that we will have to wait for a more traditional campaign chronicle in the mold of Theodore White's "The Making of the President" books or Richard Ben Cramer's brilliant "What It Takes: The Way to the White House," which is to my mind the very best campaign analysis ever written.

That said, I recommend "08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail." Not only is it a good reminder for those of us who followed the campaign closely, but it is a solid orientation for those of us who may not have tuned in very closely. In that regard, this little graphic novel might make a good supplemental history text for high school students studying the democratic process.
Ynonno
08 is fun to read. It also reminded me of some of the small things that came up during this historic campaign that I might otherwise have forgotten as the current, daily news cycle becomes crowded with other, more pressing topics.

For instance, the pig-wearing-lipstick dust up, Sarah Palin's wardrobe costs, the fist bump of the Obamas, and Hillary drinking boilermakers in a Pennsylvania bar are small, yet telling points about a campaign that just couldn't be predicted and, in the end, defied convention wisdom by seeing a man of color capture the White House.

I think it's important for potential readers not to expect too much of this little book. While it does offer a capsule of the campaign and showcases its highs (and lows), the format really doesn't offer much opportunity for the authors to analyze the meaning behind the action. For that we will have to wait for a more traditional campaign chronicle in the mold of Theodore White's "The Making of the President" books or Richard Ben Cramer's brilliant "What It Takes: The Way to the White House," which is to my mind the very best campaign analysis ever written.

That said, I recommend "08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail." Not only is it a good reminder for those of us who followed the campaign closely, but it is a solid orientation for those of us who may not have tuned in very closely. In that regard, this little graphic novel might make a good supplemental history text for high school students studying the democratic process.
Andriodtargeted
"08" is a fast-paced, intelligent romp through the presidential election as experienced through media coverage.

Writer Micheal Crowley maintains his journalistic integrity by avoiding hyperbolic snark and potshots at either party while keeping a subtle wit. In the telling of campaign plays and surprises that sometimes took months to unravel, Crowley keeps the book from dragging with a rapid-fire play-by-play of a tight ballgame. Dialogue from candidates and pundits are quoted, rather than satirized and Crowley's careful editing keeps a balanced arc of the lows and highs of key players.

Likewise, Dan Goldman's graphic portrayals are unmistakably recognizable, yet never delve into political caricature. His careful control shows a pathos in his characters even at their most ruthless. As in "Shooting War", Goldman lets his panels drift into television and internet media contexts, often incorporating high contrast photo and video stills. "08" showcases Goldman's sharp design skills in weaving the narrative, key words (often used texturally) and campaign/media logos.

"08" will no doubt remain a thrilling account of the race for the 44th president long after we have settled into out new administration.
Andriodtargeted
"08" is a fast-paced, intelligent romp through the presidential election as experienced through media coverage.

Writer Micheal Crowley maintains his journalistic integrity by avoiding hyperbolic snark and potshots at either party while keeping a subtle wit. In the telling of campaign plays and surprises that sometimes took months to unravel, Crowley keeps the book from dragging with a rapid-fire play-by-play of a tight ballgame. Dialogue from candidates and pundits are quoted, rather than satirized and Crowley's careful editing keeps a balanced arc of the lows and highs of key players.

Likewise, Dan Goldman's graphic portrayals are unmistakably recognizable, yet never delve into political caricature. His careful control shows a pathos in his characters even at their most ruthless. As in "Shooting War", Goldman lets his panels drift into television and internet media contexts, often incorporating high contrast photo and video stills. "08" showcases Goldman's sharp design skills in weaving the narrative, key words (often used texturally) and campaign/media logos.

"08" will no doubt remain a thrilling account of the race for the 44th president long after we have settled into out new administration.
Nuadador
08's self-description as a "graphic diary" is to let the reader know what he'll get is not a comic book-style retelling of the campaign, but an illustrated, slide-show style recap of the campaign, with occasional commentary by two fictional beat reporters.

On those merits, the book is great for those who were on the blogs every minute; every twist and turn is recounted in beautiful black and white pop art. Nothing new will be revealed by the book, but it has a very entertaining nostalgia factor.

One criticism, however, is that about halfway through, the narrative stops explaining things. Someone new to the campaign, or ten years from now, will have trouble understanding the context or the figures (e.g., Gov. Bill Richardson does not get a caption despite being drawn in such a way that his beard makes him look fundamentally different from his primary race depiction; also, no caption for Sen. Edward Kennedy, who while famous to policy wonks, is not that recognizable). The implosion of the Clinton campaign, which was the subject of a fascinating review in The Atlantic, is reduced to cable television-worthy sound bites; similarly, Joe the Plumber is reduced to his celebrity and not the arguments over fiscal policy that dominated the last month of the campaign.

I would recommend this product to anyone who has the Shepard Fairey Obama poster; it's got a similar iconic and sentimental value, and is definitely worth it for those reasons.
Nuadador
08's self-description as a "graphic diary" is to let the reader know what he'll get is not a comic book-style retelling of the campaign, but an illustrated, slide-show style recap of the campaign, with occasional commentary by two fictional beat reporters.

On those merits, the book is great for those who were on the blogs every minute; every twist and turn is recounted in beautiful black and white pop art. Nothing new will be revealed by the book, but it has a very entertaining nostalgia factor.

One criticism, however, is that about halfway through, the narrative stops explaining things. Someone new to the campaign, or ten years from now, will have trouble understanding the context or the figures (e.g., Gov. Bill Richardson does not get a caption despite being drawn in such a way that his beard makes him look fundamentally different from his primary race depiction; also, no caption for Sen. Edward Kennedy, who while famous to policy wonks, is not that recognizable). The implosion of the Clinton campaign, which was the subject of a fascinating review in The Atlantic, is reduced to cable television-worthy sound bites; similarly, Joe the Plumber is reduced to his celebrity and not the arguments over fiscal policy that dominated the last month of the campaign.

I would recommend this product to anyone who has the Shepard Fairey Obama poster; it's got a similar iconic and sentimental value, and is definitely worth it for those reasons.
Āłł_Ÿøūrš
I had almost forgotten just how exciting the recent presidential election was when I picked up 08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail. Written by New Republic editor Michael Crowley and illustrated by Dan Goldman, this story is, on the one hand, not much more than a summary of campaign events from 2006-2008. Its real power stems from its energy as a graphic novel; the drama is presented with all the dynamism of a classic superhero comic book. The bias is not so much pro-Dem as it is pro-Obama. Virtually everybody else in the story ends up looking bad, with particular distaste reserved for Hillary and Mitt. All in all, a fun and undemanding read that will remind you of the most riveting election in modern political history.
Āłł_Ÿøūrš
I had almost forgotten just how exciting the recent presidential election was when I picked up 08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail. Written by New Republic editor Michael Crowley and illustrated by Dan Goldman, this story is, on the one hand, not much more than a summary of campaign events from 2006-2008. Its real power stems from its energy as a graphic novel; the drama is presented with all the dynamism of a classic superhero comic book. The bias is not so much pro-Dem as it is pro-Obama. Virtually everybody else in the story ends up looking bad, with particular distaste reserved for Hillary and Mitt. All in all, a fun and undemanding read that will remind you of the most riveting election in modern political history.
Rainbearer
This book is just a recap of the last two years. In some ways I wish it was bigger and longer.
I wish they would go back and make more books like this about past elections, mainly 2000.
It is nothing hard hitting or profound. But it is a fun read with great art work. If you are going to be on air plane or sitting on a bus for a while it is a good book to take with you, then give to a friend when you are done.
I saw this book at Barnes & Nobles for almost $30. I snaped a picture on my phone and looked up on Amazon and got my copy for under $10!
Rainbearer
This book is just a recap of the last two years. In some ways I wish it was bigger and longer.
I wish they would go back and make more books like this about past elections, mainly 2000.
It is nothing hard hitting or profound. But it is a fun read with great art work. If you are going to be on air plane or sitting on a bus for a while it is a good book to take with you, then give to a friend when you are done.
I saw this book at Barnes & Nobles for almost $30. I snaped a picture on my phone and looked up on Amazon and got my copy for under $10!
Braned
A brilliant book for the majority of the country that's still celebrating. 08 is a true blow-by-blow trip down memory lane. A must have for those still suffering from election fever (like me) who want to relive a very exciting year in American history. The art is top notch, and I was surprised to find how powerful the story could be in graphic novel form. All the highs (and lows) of the campaign trail are here. As a fan of both political science and the graphic novel this is a very rare and special thing.
Braned
A brilliant book for the majority of the country that's still celebrating. 08 is a true blow-by-blow trip down memory lane. A must have for those still suffering from election fever (like me) who want to relive a very exciting year in American history. The art is top notch, and I was surprised to find how powerful the story could be in graphic novel form. All the highs (and lows) of the campaign trail are here. As a fan of both political science and the graphic novel this is a very rare and special thing.