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Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents | Pete Souza
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From Pete Souza, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Obama: An Intimate Portrait, comes a powerful tribute to a bygone era of integrity in politics. As Chief Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza spent more time alongside President Barack Obama than almost anyone else. His years photographing the President gave him an intimate behind-the-scenes view of the unique gravity of the Office of the Presidency--and the tremendous responsibility that comes with it. Now, as a concerned citizen observing the Trump administration, he is standing up and speaking out. Shade is a portrait in Presidential contrasts, telling the tale of the Obama and Trump administrations through a series of visual juxtapositions. Here, more than one hundred of Souza's unforgettable images of President Obama deliver new power and meaning when framed by the tweets, news headlines, and quotes that defined the first 500 days of the Trump White House. What began with Souza's Instagram posts soon after President Trump's inauguration in January 2017 has become a potent commentary on the state of the Presidency, and our country. Some call this "throwing shade." Souza calls it telling the truth. In Shade, Souza's photographs are more than a rejoinder to the chaos, abuses of power, and destructive policies that now define our nation's highest office. They are a reminder of a President we could believe in, and a courageous defense of American values.
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MallenNC
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Not #shade but shadows! I took this picture in Kensington Gardens this spring. It was a little too windy to read or to sit on the bench for long. #LetsTravelJuly

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool pic ❤️❤️ 2mo
OriginalCyn620 So pretty! 💙💙💙 2mo
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks! I thought it turned out well. I was trying to get pictures of the black and white ducks in the lake but then I saw the shadows and focused on that instead. 2mo
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Samplergal
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Just a special book. #24b4Monday fifth book!

Andrew65 Fantastic! 👏👏👏 2mo
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whippoorwill815
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Gotta love #bookmail!

The items in the bottom half of the picture are a bday present from a non-Litten friend, which I opened several days early since I‘ll be out of town on my actual bday. So excited about the books!

I‘ve also gotten birthday cards from several lovely Littens over the past couple weeks. (Yes, I got them!) You guys are awesome 😊 @Jas16 @BookwormAHN @Kdgordon88 @Lovesbooks87

BookwormAHN 😺😺 3mo
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Samplergal
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1. Spending the night with my grandparents. My grandfather would tell me stories about his childhood, which was 1901-1919. I loved those stories of trains, small town living, and family.
2. One brother. We don‘t talk.
3. About 18 months ago.
4. Shade, by Pete Souza. Comparative “lit” of 45 v.44
5. Consider yourself tagged if you‘ve read this far. #wonderouswednesday

AmyG I loved spending time with my grandparents too. ❤️ Such wonderful memories. 6mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in 😘 6mo
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LauraBeth
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I thought this was an interesting look at the Obama White House. Because the pictures are juxtaposed to throw “shade” at something Trump said or did - I found the compilation of the things the Trump Administration has done in two years - overwhelmingly sad and jarring when put all together in this format:

Full review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2720048188

Reecaspieces Interesting.....I will have to check it out. Sadly, most trumpsters don‘t see it this way. HEY BITSY 6mo
Suet624 I‘m so glad Souza took the time to do this. 6mo
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kstadt929
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This book is a comparison of news articles/tweets from Trump‘s presidency with photos from Obama‘s presidency. What we have vs. what we had. Some of it is so ridiculous it made me laugh and some is so serious it made me sad. Quite an interesting comparison. And I love Pete Souza‘s photos ❤️

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kstadt929
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Next up! I have been looking forward to this one since I first heard about it! Pete Souza captures so many great images 📸

In unrelated news, we went to the toy store today and picked out gifts for our nephews...when I found this bendy sloth I knew we had to bring him home!! ❤️

MicrobeMom This is a good quick read! 6mo
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dariazeoli
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These were both on the new release display, so I couldn‘t pass them up! #weekendreads #libraryhaul

RadicalReader @dariazeoli I never can pass up a wonderful amazing read 6mo
kgriffith Pete Souza is an American treasure 6mo
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DyAnne
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What we had . . .

Chrissyreadit ❤️🙌❤️ 7mo
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CoffeeK8
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Pickpick

Waiting for the snow to start, baked come cupcakes and reading about some presidents.

marie3blue Scrolling past these is making me want chocolate so bad. 😄 (edited) 7mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Well it wasn‘t quite the funny read I thought it would be, but it‘s a great way to sum up the beginning of one Presidency and how strikingly different it was and is from the one before....through some surreal juxtaposition between Tweets and photos.

#Nonfiction2019

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MelissaSue81
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Mehso-so

I had higher hopes for this. Not nearly as funny as I was hoping. Always love Obama pics though.

MsLeah8417 😟 7mo
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MicrobeMom
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This short short book I read in an hour and I am a slow reader. It compiled many of Presidents Trump‘s tweet and news articles about his presidency and in direct response provides a tweeted photograph of President Obama‘s years in the White House. I lol‘d and I felt at both angry and sad. If you want a quick totally partisan read, this is for you.

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JoyBlue
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Some people call it throwing shade. Pete Souza calls it telling the truth (I'm with Pete). Sometimes funny, more often infuriating, this is a comparison of the first 500 days of presidencies 44 and 45. I hope our country (and world) survive so we might see progress (again) with a 46th.

MelissaSue81 I just saw this in the store today! It looks awesome! 8mo
LibrarianRyan This sounds interesting 8mo
JoyBlue @MelissaSue81 Hope you like it! 8mo
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MizDoniaBuding
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my two favorite presidents... #mycurrentread #readinglife #readinggoal

Bklover Mine too. 💛💛 8mo
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ablachly
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Book signing!

Kimzey Cool! 😎👍🏻📸 8mo
AmyG Wow! 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Awesome!!! 8mo
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TheHeartlandBookFairy
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I loved this book! Both subtle and brilliant, this is probably in my top 5 favorites for the year ❤️. It made me laugh out loud and on occasion, tear up a little bit. I could have sat down and read it all in one sitting but I split it up over four nights just trying to make it last longer! Sigh...

kstadt929 I haven‘t heard of this one! It sounds great! Thanks for sharing and adding more to my TBR 😋 8mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy @kstadt929 , I hadn't either! I was in my local bookstore using gift certificates and purchasing Michelle Obama's book, becoming. They had a special deal when you bought that book you could get one of several others at half price. This one came highly recommended and it certainly did not disappoint me! 8mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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In 2016 for Christmas my very red republican brother gave me Hillary stuff, including Hillary TP, a Hillary dog chew toy, and a few other things. I did get a Hillary Funko Pop too though, which I kept.

This year he‘s getting Shade.

Yes, Sisters NEVER forget! 😈

#SistersNeverForget
#ImWithHer

Leelee08 💘💘💘 9mo
GingerAntics I believe that‘s check and mate!!! Well played!!! 9mo
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Librariana Your selection is really quite stellar, though 😊 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Librariana Because I doubt he‘d read them, although he might against his better judgement look at the pictures in this one. 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Librariana Actually I‘m wrong, he‘s probably read them and tell how brilliant Trump‘s decisions are in them. 9mo
Purrsistently Bwahaha 9mo
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lauren.lerner
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I chuckled, I rolled my eyes, I was entertained, I marveled at Souza‘s eye and his photographic expertise. He‘s an excellent storyteller in his medium.

Although it‘s not really a book one sits down to read so much as it‘s perfect for a coffee table, it was still an enjoyable read from start to finish. (I‘ve been in a reading rut for almost three weeks so this was a fun way to try to get my groove back. 🤞🏻🤞🏻)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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AnansiGirl
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📖 Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents

🖋 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

📺 Stranger Things

🍱 Sushi

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Stranger Things-didn‘t even think about it. 9mo
AnansiGirl @JoScho I almost forgot about ST myself until the last minute before I hit post button. 9mo
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DyAnne
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Ready to see Pete Souza, official White House photographer for the Obama Administration, in Seattle.

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gossamerchild
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Couldn't focus on anything last night, so I finished both of these. Lovely doses of nostalgia (one slightly more tinged with sadness) to ease my troubled mind. 😍😍

#stressreading #onwisconsin

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lauren.lerner
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#bookmail is the best mail. #throwshadethenvote #petesouza 📚📦😎

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