Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents (Paperback)
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The #1 New York Times bestseller recalling what it was like to have a president we could believe in--now updated with 60 all-new pages continuing through the release of the Mueller Report.
"Shade drives home Obama's humanity and dignity and Trump's petty mind and epic failings like few other documents." --Rolling Stone
Pete Souza spent eight years as President Obama's Chief Official White House Photographer, intimately documenting a presidency of character and integrity. Now, as a concerned citizen, he documents why President Trump is unfit for office.
Shade is a portrait in contrasts, telling the tale of the Obama and Trump years through visual juxtapositions that begin on Inauguration Day and move through the release of the Mueller report. Some call this "throwing shade." Souza calls it telling the truth.
In this handsome softcover edition featuring 25% new material, Souza's photographs serve as a rejoinder to the chaos, abuses of power, and destructive policies of the Trump administration. Shade is both a potent comment on the state of our nation and an urgent call to act now to bring about a return to better days.
About the Author
Pete Souza has been the Official Chief White House Photographer for the entire tenure of the Presidency of Barack Obama. He has been a professional photographer since the 1970's and was the Washington Photographer for the Chicago Sun-Times for several years and was an official White House Photographer during the Reagan years. His work has appeared in Life and National Geographic and he is the author of several books.