Book cover - Shade - Author Pete Souza


Author Pete Souza

  • Release Date: 2018-10-16
  • Genre: Photography
Our score: 4.5
From 74 Ratings

Shade Summary

Shade - From Pete Souza, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Obama: An Intimate Portrait, comes a potent commentary on the Presidency -- and our country.

As Chief Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza spent more time alongside President Barack Obama than almost anyone else. His years photographing the President gave him an intimate behind-the-scenes view of the unique gravity of the Office of the Presidency -- and the tremendous responsibility that comes with it.

Now, as a concerned citizen observing the Trump administration, he is standing up and speaking out. Shade is a portrait in Presidential contrasts, telling the tale of the Obama and Trump administrations through a series of visual juxtapositions. Here, more than one hundred of Souza's unforgettable images of President Obama deliver new power and meaning when framed by the tweets, news headlines, and quotes that defined the first 500 days of the Trump White House.

What began with Souza's Instagram posts soon after President Trump's inauguration in January 2017 has become a potent commentary on the state of the Presidency, and our country. Some call this "throwing shade." Souza calls it telling the truth.

In Shade, Souza's photographs are more than a rejoinder to the chaos, abuses of power, and destructive policies that now define our nation's highest office. They are a reminder of a President we could believe in, and a courageous defense of American values.

Shade Review

  • Super Book

    By EHK 21
    What an extraordinary comparison of Obama versus Trump. Awesome pictures. Awesome shade. Reviewers who hate this book are simply bitter Trumpbots who have no idea what a President should be.
  • Wonderful and uplifting

    By MaryLibrarian
    Wonderful liberal ambrosia for seekers of beauty and truth.
  • Liberal garbage.

    By I love Obama!
    This is just another book from a person with no actual political history, just a photographer trying to make some money by playing to the Lefts anger.
  • Shade

    By Sea prayer
    This was a great book. Compare and contrast completely illustrated the vast differences in the two men who were elected to do the job. I am so glad that I bought this!


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