Belinda’s Book Nook Review: Obama: An Intimate Portrait, Deluxe Limited Edition: The Historic Presidency in Photographs

Hello, my bookworm friends! I thought I would share another book review

Title: Obama: An Intimate Portrait, Deluxe Limited Edition: The Historic Presidency in Photographs
Author: Pete Souza
Copyright: March 2018
Genre: non-fiction, biography
Format: book
Pages: 352

Summary (from Goodreads):

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 member, or even the First Lady–and he photographed it all. Souza captured nearly 2 million photographs of Obama, in moments ranging from classified to disarmingly candid.

About the Author (Pete Souza):

Pete Souza is a freelance photographer and assistant professor of photojournalism at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication. He has worked as an Official White House Photographer for President Reagan, a freelancer for National Geographic, and as the national photographer for the Chicago Tribune based in their Washington bureau.

My Thoughts:

I was just out of the recovery phase of the flu and visiting the library with my son and the children’s librarian ran over to me and picked up this magnificent book and told me she just finished it and I should read it. I hesitated because I had already gathered 3 other books to check out for myself and this book looked like a chunker to carry out of the library. But then as we talked, I told her this book might just be what I need.

Boy was it ever. This photographer did an amazing job of capturing much of President Obama’s presidency. Each photo was accompanied by more information. So much I never saw before and I was often moved to tears.

I will definitely be purchasing a copy for my personal library.

For these reasons, I give this book 5 butterflies!

Happy reading!


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