Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents

Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents Review

From Pete Souza, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Obama: An Intimate Portrait, comes a powerful tribute to a bygone era of integrity in politics.

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.

Title:Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Diane S ?

    Contrasting a time when our White House had some dignity, with a President who didn't tweet nasty stuff, and actually cared about more than himself The pictures are stirring. I could just cry....

  • LaDonna

    🌟🌟🌟🌟When I first heard about this book, I could not wait to get my hands on it!! I thought about Pete Souza's 2017 release, Obama: An Intimate Portrait, and how good it made me feel. I tho...

  • Montzalee Wittmann

    Shade:A Tale of Two Presidents by Pete Souza is a book I got from the library and it was funny and sad at the same time. Sad because Obama came into his presidency when he had a tremendous job ahead o...

  • Lauren Cecile

    Five stars for the mere concept, the snarky title and the wonderful Obama pics! However, there could have been better, more pointed juxtapositions. Some were a bit tepid and unparallel. The contrast b...

  • Sue

    Pete Souza’s Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents is a photographic essay of President Obama’s first 500 days contrasted with the tweetstorm that emanated multiple times daily from the Trump White Hous...

  • Edlyn

    I miss President Obama every single day. ...

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  • Trike

    Pete Souza, official photographer for Presidents Reagan and Obama REALLY despises Donald Trump. Which every decent, rational, and intelligent person should. Souza, however, started an Instagram accoun...

  • Sara

    Pete Souza was elevated to the status of "one of Sara's favorite people ever" when his first book "Obama: An Intimate Portrait" reminded me, however briefly, that the office of the president has not a...

  • Stacee

    Quite an interesting and creative set up. I loved the juxtaposition of the tweets and photographs. The images used were an intriguing “backstage” look at the presidency. I could have easily read a...