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.* * *A deluxe limited slipcase edition is also available.
ABOUT THE DELUXE EDITION:This deluxe edition has been personally signed by Pete Souza.This collectible edition of Obama: An Intimate Portrait will stand the test of time. It is printed on heavy fine art paper, with every photograph protected by gloss varnish; bound in rich blue cloth, stamped with foil; and protected by a durable clothbound slipcase, debossed with Souza's signature and mounted with a laminated photographic print. It also includes a separate 8-by-10-inch print of Souza's iconic photograph of the President dancing with the First Lady, suitable for framing and display in your home.This 352-page book is 12 inches wide by 10 inches tall. It weighs more than seven pounds.ABOUT THE BOOK:Relive the extraordinary Presidency of Barack Obama through White House photographer Pete Souza's behind-the-scenes images and stories--some published here for the first time--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. 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.
From former Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza comes a book for young readers that highlights Barack Obama's historic presidency and the qualities and actions that make him so beloved.Pete Souza served as Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama's full two terms. He was with the President during more crucial moments than anyone else - and he photographed them all, capturing scenes both classified and candid.Throughout his historic presidency, Obama engaged with young people as often as he could, encouraging them to be their best and do their best and to always "dream big dreams." In this timeless and timely keepsake volume that features over seventy-five full-color photographs, Souza shows the qualities of President Obama that make him both a great leader and an extraordinary man. With behind-the-scenes anecdotes of some iconic photos alongside photos with his family, colleagues, and other world leaders, Souza tells the story of a president who made history and still made time to engage with even the youngest citizens of the country he served.By the author of Obama: An Intimate Portrait, the definitive visual biography of Barack Obama's presidency, Dream Big Dreams was created especially for young readers and not only provides a beautiful portrait of a president but shows the true spirit of the man.
A New York Times Best SellerA collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama—many never before seen—coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories from Official White House Photographer Amanda Lucidon, presented in a deluxe format. Michelle Obama is one of the most admired First Ladies in history, known for her grace, spirit, and beauty, as well as for the amazing work she did during her tenure to promote girls’ education, combat childhood obesity, and support military families. In Chasing Light, former White House photographer Amanda Lucidon, who spent four years covering the First Lady, shares a rare insider’s perspective,from documenting life at the White House to covering domestic and overseas travel. This collection of 150 candid photos—many previously unreleased—and Amanda’s narrative reflections reveal just what makes Mrs. Obama so special. From an affectionate moment with her daughters atop the strikingly empty Great Wall of China to exuberant moments with schoolchildren and quiet moments between the First Lady and President Obama, the photos are a vibrant, candid, and beautiful celebration of the First Lady, capturing the qualities and strengths that have made Mrs. Obama so beloved.
Holiday Messages From The Obamas is a literary collection of 19 powerful addresses delivered by former President Barack Obama to the nation during the 2008-2016 holiday seasons. This book is comprised of 9 Thanksgiving addresses, 9 Christmas addresses accompanied by former First Lady Michelle Obama, and concludes with the moving New Year's Eve address entitled "Privilege of My Life". These speeches are an intimate portrait into the Obama presidency reminding Americans of our shared values and that no matter our differences, we are still one people part of something bigger than ourselves.President Barack Obama,Obama An Intimate Portrait,obama speeches,Barack obama book, obama speeches, obama pete souza,An Intimate Portrait,obama gifts,Michelle Obama,Obama, The Historic Presidency of Barack Obama
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Dramatic and startling - The GuardianWitness Barack Obama as you've never seen him before - as feminist, communist, fashion model, Jew, Muslim terrorist, Messiah, Superman, George Washington, President Roosevelt, Julius Caesar and Hindu deity Lord Shiva.Obama: 101 Best Covers shows America's ex-president in all these guises and more, on the front pages of the world's leading print publications.NEW BARACK PHOTO BIOGRAPHYDuring his two terms in the White House, former US President Barack Obama amassed more newspaper and magazine covers than any other in history. This new post-presidency legacy book brings you the best 101 examples from around the world, in a special commemorative edition celebrating the startling event that was the 2008 election of America's first African American leader. It presents a unique visual biography of the background and accomplishments of Obama's historic presidential campaign.OBAMA & NEW YORK TIMES Featured titles within this definitive collection include Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Esquire, Ebony, Essence, Vibe, The Guardian and The New York Times, amongst others. Many of the covers featuring the 44th US president were flattering. Obama never looked better than when he featured on the front of The New York Times or Rolling Stone. (See pages 40 and 69 of the Obama book).DREAMS OF AUDACITY & HOPEMany Barack Obama biography and legacy books have been written by different authors in recent years. His autobiography, Dreams Of My Father, as well as his memoir, The Audacity Of Hope, detail Obama's life story better than any biography by another author could, while the photographic portraits offered in Obama books by Pete Souza and Peter Baker reveal the intimate access they had to the White House's first African American president during his two administrations.But this new legacy book enters the Barack Obama story in 2004 with his very first front cover, for Black Enterprise, and then tracks Obama's US presidential campaigns and elections of 2008 and 2012 through a further 100 amazing covers.THE CALL OF HISTORY 2008Amongst the print media Barack Obama was a publishing sensation - a fact borne out by the volume of covers his portrait graced during his eight-year presidency. They range from graphic illustrations to photographs of Obama giving speeches while on the campaign trail, right through to intimate studio portraits. Many depict him as the chosen one, the Messiah even. Obama was the one who, out of the many, answered the call of history many thought would never come, while exercising power that no other African American leader before him has ever wielded on the political and presidential stage.OBAMA: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT IN WORDSThe text that accompanies the Obama covers book discusses the design, typography, photography and political context of each cover portrait, bringing to life this unique portrait of the world's most famous politician.BARACK: 4 COVERS FOR NO. 44 Obama: 101 Best Covers, is available now in FOUR collectable editions, each with a different cover photograph, for those seeking the full commemorative experience. As a souvenir, gift or inspirational Black History Month purchase for 2018, this is one the best Obama books with which to celebrate the former US president's tenure in the White House.NEW OBAMA LEGACY BOOK: SUMMARY* Available in FOUR different collectable editions. Get the set.* A bespoke souvenir -- EIGHT years in the making.* Features amazing covers you've never seen before.* Detailed analysis and background narratives for each example.* A great purchase for Black History Month or as a gift.* 'Lean' book production using print-on-demand technology. Less paper, less waste. AMAZON BOOK CATEGORIES 2018Biography & AutobiographyHistory - African AmericanArt, Architecture & Photography