Obama by Pete Souza


This is the definitive visual biography of Barack Obama's presidency, captured in intimate, unprecedented detail by his official White House photographer.Pete Souza began photographing President Obama on his first day as a U.S. senator, in January 2005, and served as the chief official White House photographer for the President's full two terms. Souza was with President Obama more often, and at more crucial moments, than any friend or staff membe...

Details Obama

Release DateNov 7th, 2017
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company
GenreNonfiction, Art, Photography, History, Politics, Biography

Reviews Obama

  • Angela M
    “I have had the extraordinary privilege of being the man in the room for eight years, visually documenting President Obama for history. This book is a result of that effort. I gave it my all. I hope that the photographs that follow, accompanied by my words, will show you the true character of the man, and the essence of his Presidency, as seen through my eyes and felt through my heart. (Pete Souza from the introduction to his book.) The intent ...
  • Erin
    Follow Pete Souza on IG, you won't regret it.Obama: An Intimate Portrait made me smile. I had almost forgotten what it was like to have an intelligent, calm and mentally stable President. This book will remind you of time when you could depend on a President to comfort and heal. A few weeks ago I was discussing the current state of our nation with a friend and he said something that made a lot of sense. He said President Obama represented who thi...
  • Jeanne
    I bought this beautiful book of photographs for my parents as a Christmas gift, and of course ordered myself a copy as well when I saw how wonderful it was. The picture on Amazon doesn't really do it justice. What can I say? Looking through these photos made me smile, and it made me cry. I'm not talking getting a little choked up, I'm talking I had to put the book down so that I didn't drip big salty tears on the pages. Pete Souza is an amazingly...
  • LaDonna
    Let's begin at the end:"The welfare of each of us is dependent fundamentally upon the welfare of all of us".--President Theodore Roosevelt** Words cannot express the joy, pride and hope I felt going through this amazing book with my daughter. Joy in sharing in the memories, both good and bad, of Obama's eight years in office. Pride as I remember holding my infant son when Obama won reelection in 2012. Hope that the US will be able to reclaim her ...
  • Heather
    If I could give this book 100 stars, I would. The pictures and captions provoked emotions in me I wasn’t anticipating. Pete Souza’s pictures really are worth a thousand words. I can’t recommend this book highly enough. A must read!
  • Christina
    The best accolade I can bestow is that my two boys lined up to be next to look at and read this book. Can I read it next, please? is the most lovely literary request in this house.This was a family photo album of the highest order. Constructed with love, attention, and respect—you feel all of that with every page. Beautiful and carefully chosen images dominate this book, but there are captions, blurbs, and snippets of stories that really say a ...
  • Ye Lin Aung
    Bought the book. Brought it home. Read it in one gulp. Give me the laughter, tears, sadness and joy in one sit. How could you not love this book ? Candid, beautiful photos (plus captions)I beg you to check out Pete Souza's Instagram!My memorable moments. This story is better than the photo. Back in 2011, the President invited Bono and Alicia Keys to lunch in his private dining room adjacent to the Oval Office. Bono asks where he should sit. Pot...
  • Karen Foster
    On Christmas Day, I settled down for a quiet hour with this gorgeous book and it actually brought me to tears. The photographer is amazing, and has captured some truly beautiful moments and images. I’ll treasure this one.... 💕
  • Mary Ann
    A beautiful book-so many memories. Pete Souza is a photographic genius. In these difficult times, it's lovely to be reminded that good things are possible.