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Title:
Obama : an intimate portrait
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.

©2017.
ISBN:
9780316512589
Physical Description:
349 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 x 32 cm
Language:
English
Abstract:
Souza's photographs, with the behind-the-scenes captions and stories that accompany them, communicate the pace and power of our nation's highest office. They also reveal the spirit of the extraordinary man who became our President. We see President Obama lead our nation through monumental challenges, comfort us in calamity and loss, share in hard-won victories, and set a singular example to "be kind and be useful," as he would instruct his daughters. This book puts you in the White House with President Obama, and will be a treasured record of a landmark era in American history.
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Summary

Summary

Relive the extraordinary Presidency of Barack Obama through White House photographer Pete Souza's behind-the-scenes images and stories in this #1 New York Times bestseller--with a foreword from the President himself.
During Barack Obama's two terms, Pete Souza was with the President during more crucial moments than anyone else--and he photographed them all. Souza captured nearly two million photographs of President Obama, in moments highly classified and disarmingly candid.
Obama: An Intimate Portrait reproduces more than 300 of Souza's most iconic photographs with fine-art print quality in an oversize collectible format. Together they document the most consequential hours of the Presidency--including the historic image of President Obama and his advisors in the Situation Room during the bin Laden mission--alongside unguarded moments with the President's family, his encounters with children, interactions with world leaders and cultural figures, and more.
Souza's photographs, with the behind-the-scenes captions and stories that accompany them, communicate the pace and power of our nation's highest office. They also reveal the spirit of the extraordinary man who became our President. We see President Obama lead our nation through monumental challenges, comfort us in calamity and loss, share in hard-won victories, and set a singular example to "be kind and be useful," as he would instruct his daughters.
This book puts you in the White House with President Obama, and will be a treasured record of a landmark era in American history.
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A deluxe limited slipcase edition is also available.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Souza, who served as chief official White House photographer for President Obama's two terms, captures the grace of his former boss and the highs and lows of the job of commander-in-chief in this frank and powerful collection of images. Beginning with the eve of Obama's first inauguration and concluding with the inauguration of Donald Trump, Souza organizes the selections chronologically, noting significant events, such as Congress passing the Affordable Care Act, in chapter headings. Souza's images show Obama in mid-speech, in meetings with foreign dignitaries, and strategizing with members of his inner circle. He captures Obama comforting a Sandy Hook victim's family and, in a well-publicized image, bowing forward so an African-American boy can feel his hair. Photographs of Obama alone in moments of contemplation speak to the loneliness that can be an aspect of the presidency. Snapshots from the Obamas' vacations or casual occasions at the White House are among the most charming. Obama writes affectionately about Souza in the introduction, saying, "Pete became more than my photographer-he became my friend, confidant, and brother." In addition to being a collection of masterfully crafted images, the volume is a time capsule, capturing an era in pictures-one still fresh in collective memory. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


New York Review of Books Review

INCEST By Christine Angot. (Archipelago, $16.) A sensation in France, this novel in the form of a wild confession of a life filled with trauma also I recounts the narrator's incestuous relationship with her father, the UN-DISCOVERED ISLANDS By Malachy Tallack, illustrated by Katie Scott. (Picador, $20.) There are two dozen islands once believed to be real but that no longer exist on any map. This whimsically illustrated atlas tells of the forgotten and the legendary, MADONNA IN A FUR COAT By Sabahattin Ali. (Other, $15.95.) A Turkish classic first published in 1943 and now available in the United States in English for the first time, All's novel captures the vibrancy of interwar Berlin through the story of a young man who leaves his rural village for the big city, OBAMA: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT By Pete Souza. (Little, Brown, $50.) A book for anyone looking to bask in nostalgia about the 44th president, this is his official photographer's account of Obama's eight years in power. It's a glowing collection filled with already iconic photos (including the one of a little boy touching the president's hair). For those also missing Michelle, her official photographer, Amanda Lucidon, released a collection of photos last month, "Chasing Light." HITLER, MY NEIGHBOR By Edgar Feuchtwanger. (Other, $25.95.) The title of this memoir says it all. A young Jewish boy growing up in Munich in the 1930s, Feuchtwanger writes about living across the street from Hitler, the future mass murderer he could see through his window. & Noteworthy "I have read a fair amount °f v.s. Naipaul's nonfiction but had somehow managed to not read a house for mr. biswas - a grave sin in the eyes of some of my friends. Now I know why they feel that way. I recently had the chance to dive into this literary treasure when I discovered a copy while cleaning house and reorganizing my books. Reading about the adventures and misadventures of the title characters opened up the door to a world that was at once familiar and foreign. Familiar because it describes the kind of Indian family life I clearly recognize, having grown up in such a family. Foreign because it is set in Trinidad, which I have never visited. Naipaul can be sneering and caustic in his nonfiction. But these grating qualities are mostly absent here. In their place is a richly detailed, thoughtful, touching and at times hilarious story about a man's lifelong pursuit of a home of his own." - VIKAS BAJAJ, EDITORIAL WRITER, ON WHAT HE'S READING.