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Publisher Description

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.

Arts & Entertainment
October 16
Little, Brown and Company
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Richard Bakare ,

Leading vs Tweeting

A beautiful reflective comparison of a man who leads and a man who tweets. A picture says a thousand words and it says a lot that Trump limited any official White House photos. We can all disagree on policy but we should not disagree on decency. Pete Souza’s images are a inspiring montage of model human civility.

EHK 21 ,

Super Book

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.

MaryLibrarian ,

Wonderful and uplifting

Wonderful liberal ambrosia for seekers of beauty and truth.

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