Shade

Shade
Author: Pete Souza
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN 10: 0316421839
ISBN 13: 9780316421836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shade Book Review:

From Pete Souza, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Obama: An Intimate Portrait, comes a potent commentary on the Presidency -- and our country. 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.

Shade

Shade
Author: Pete Souza
Publsiher: Sphere
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-10
ISBN 10: 9780751578690
ISBN 13: 075157869X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shade Book Review:

From Pete Souza, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of OBAMA: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT, comes a potent commentary on the PresidencyAs 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 have defined 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.

Obama An Intimate Portrait

Obama  An Intimate Portrait
Author: Pete Souza
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN 10: 0316512575
ISBN 13: 9780316512572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Obama An Intimate Portrait Book Review:

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 is a treasured record of a landmark era in American history.

Dream Big Dreams

Dream Big Dreams
Author: Pete Souza
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2017-11-21
ISBN 10: 031651411X
ISBN 13: 9780316514118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dream Big Dreams Book Review:

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.

The Rise of Barack Obama

The Rise of Barack Obama
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Triumph Books (IL)
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: WISC:89096709811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of Barack Obama Book Review:

A collection of exclusive photographs with explanatory text captures Barack Obama's political career, from his first day in the U.S. Senate to the early months of his presidential campaign.

Yes We Did

Yes We Did
Author: Lawrence Jackson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-10-22
ISBN 10: 0525541020
ISBN 13: 9780525541028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yes We Did Book Review:

"Eight years in the White House went by so fast. That's why I'm so grateful that Lawrence was there to capture them. I hope you enjoy his work as much as I do." --From the foreword by Barack Obama When Lawrence Jackson took the job as White House photographer in early 2009, he knew he'd have a front row seat to history. What he didn't expect was the deep personal connection he would feel, as a fellow African American, with the President of the United States. Yes We Did is filled with Lawrence's intimate photographs and reflections, as well as first-person recollections from President Obama, everyday citizens, and notable personalities including Bono, Stephen Curry, Valerie Jarrett, Admiral Mike Mullen, and others. The book is a celebration of the most inclusive and representative White House in history - where in between momentous and pivotal decisions, the President and First Lady opened the doors of the People's House to schoolkids, athletes, senior citizens, hip-hop artists, and more. For anyone who misses the humanity, grace, and undefinable "cool factor" of the Obama White House, this warm and inspiring book provides an affirming, proud, and focused lens on our history.

Hugs from Obama

Hugs from Obama
Author: M. Sweeney
Publsiher: Castle Point Books
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 125020108X
ISBN 13: 9781250201089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hugs from Obama Book Review:

A photographic celebration of Obama’s warmth and compassion America needs a hug from Obama now more than ever, and this beautiful collection of photographs and quotations showcases President Obama’s wit, grace, wisdom, and warmth. As you pore over these pages, you'll be transported back to an era when leadership and dignity went hand in hand. Alongside touching images of our 44th president embracing his fellow citizens are some of his most inspirational and timely quotes, such as, “There’s not a liberal America and a conservative America – there’s the United States of America” and “We’re the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

Front Row Seat

Front Row Seat
Author: Eric Draper,George W. Bush
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-04-01
ISBN 10: 0292745478
ISBN 13: 9780292745476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Front Row Seat Book Review:

Presents a behind-the-scenes view of the presidency of George W. Bush, from meetings with troops in war zones to relaxed times with his family to important meetings with his inner circle.

Images of Greatness

Images of Greatness
Author: Pete Souza
Publsiher: Triumph Books (IL)
Total Pages: 147
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IND:30000109107908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Images of Greatness Book Review:

A former official White House photographer presents a collection of portraits spanning more than five years of Ronald Reagan's presidency, covering both historical events and private moments.

Barack Before Obama

Barack Before Obama
Author: David Katz
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN 10: 0063086743
ISBN 13: 9780063086746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barack Before Obama Book Review:

A People Pick of the Week One of USA Today’s 5 Books Not to Miss One of Forbes’ 5 Books to Read in December A personal, intimate photographic celebration of President Barack Obama, featuring over 200 rare and never-before seen images from the years prior to his presidency, from photographer, friend, and former aide David Katz In 2004, David Katz worked alongside then Senate-hopeful Barack Obama as a photographer and personal aide. He spent approximately six days a week alongside the future president as Obama campaigned across downstate Illinois, and the two developed a close, professional, and personal relationship. What began as a long-shot Senate run culminated with the election of America’s first African American president in 2008, which Katz also photographed. During this time, David was never without his camera, capturing quotidian scenes from the life of a man who would soon become known the world over: a dad playing with his small daughters; a young unknown politician walking the streets of New York by himself with no one noticing; a devoted husband lovingly making faces at his wife in an elevator. In 2004, after seeing the unique and touching photographs David had amassed, Annie Leibovitz gave him some advice: “Don’t release these photos of Obama for at least fifteen years. They need time to age.” Now, fifteen years later, Barack Before Obama is the treasury of these photographs. Pulled from an archive of more than ninety thousand images, every photograph in this volume is like nothing that has been seen before: the ease in which David captures the spirit and essence of one of our most beloved first families is unparalleled, and it is in this affectionate familiarity that his photographs sing. Warm, engaging captions tell the stories behind the photos—the surprise meeting with Nelson Mandela, the back room conversation before the rally, the emotion after sending one of the Obamas’ daughters off to school—bringing readers closer than ever to the spirit and motivation behind the extraordinary man who became our forty-fourth president. Barack Before Obama is a unique collection of images illustrating the making of an American icon. A moving document of an historic moment, it’s the perfect gift for all those who want to remember it.

Chasing Light

Chasing Light
Author: Amanda Lucidon
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-10-17
ISBN 10: 0399581197
ISBN 13: 9780399581199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chasing Light Book Review:

A 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.

Barack and Joe

Barack and Joe
Author: Steven Levingston
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 0316487880
ISBN 13: 9780316487887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barack and Joe Book Review:

A Washington Post 2019 Notable Selection A vivid and inspiring account of the "bromance" between Barack Obama and Joe Biden. The extraordinary partnership of Barack Obama and Joe Biden is unique in American history. The two men, their characters and styles sharply contrasting, formed a dynamic working relationship that evolved into a profound friendship. Their affinity was not predestined. Obama and Biden began wary of each other: Obama an impatient freshman disdainful of the Senate's plodding ways; Biden a veteran of the chamber and proud of its traditions. Gradually they came to respect each other's values and strengths and rode into the White House together in 2008. Side-by-side through two tension-filled terms, they shared the day-to-day joys and struggles of leading the most powerful nation on earth. They accommodated each other's quirks: Biden's famous miscues kept coming, and Obama overlooked them knowing they were insignificant except as media fodder. With his expertise in foreign affairs and legislative matters, Biden took on an unprecedented role as chief adviser to Obama, reshaping the vice presidency. Together Obama and Biden guided Americans through a range of historic moments: a devastating economic crisis, racial confrontations, war in Afghanistan, and the dawn of same-sex marriage nationwide. They supported each other through highs and lows: Obama provided a welcome shoulder during the illness and death of Biden's son Beau. As many Americans turn a nostalgic eye toward the Obama presidency, Barack and Joe offers a new look at this administration, its absence of scandal, dedication to truth, and respect for the media. This is the first book to tell the full story of this historic relationship and its substantial impact on the Obama presidency and its legacy.

The Bleeding of the Stone

The Bleeding of the Stone
Author: Ibrahim al-Koni
Publsiher: Interlink Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 1623710766
ISBN 13: 9781623710767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bleeding of the Stone Book Review:

The moufflon, a wild sheep prized for its meat, continues to survive in the remote mountain desert of southern Libya. Only Asouf, a lone bedouin who cherishes the desert and identifies with its creatures, knows exactly where it is to be found. Now he and the moufflon together come under threat from hunters who have already slaughtered the once numerous desert gazelles. The novel combines pertinent ecological issues with a moving portrayal of traditional desert life and of the power of the human spirit to resist.

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter
Author: Heidi M.D. Elston
Publsiher: ABDO
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2020-08-01
ISBN 10: 109821207X
ISBN 13: 9781098212070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jimmy Carter Book Review:

This biography introduces readers to Jimmy Carter including his early political career and key events from Carter's administration including the Emergency Natural Gas Act, a peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, and the Iran hostage crisis. Information about his childhood, family, personal life, and retirement years is included. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars provide additional information. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Absolute Power

Absolute Power
Author: David Baldacci
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2001-06-15
ISBN 10: 9780759524606
ISBN 13: 0759524602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Absolute Power Book Review:

When burglar Luther Whitney breaks into a Virginia mansion, he witnesses a brutal crime involving the president--a man who believes he can get away with anything--and now, Luther may be the only one who can stop him in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller. In a heavily guarded mansion in the Virginia countryside, professional burglar and break-in artist Luther Whitney is trapped behind a two-way mirror. What he witnesses destroys his faith not only in justice, but in all he holds dear. What follows is an unthinkable abuse of power and criminal conspiracy, as a breathtaking cover-up is set in motion by those appointed to work for one of the most important people in the world--the President of the United States.

Wishtree

Wishtree
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publsiher: Feiwel & Friends
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-09-26
ISBN 10: 1250143039
ISBN 13: 9781250143037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wishtree Book Review:

The New York Times-bestselling story of kindness, friendship, and hope. Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . . Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"—people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighborhood. You might say Red has seen it all. Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experience as a wishtree is more important than ever. Funny, deep, warm, and nuanced, this is Katherine Applegate at her very best—writing from the heart, and from a completely unexpected point of view. This book has Common Core connections.

Obama

Obama
Author: Pete Souza
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9780316512602
ISBN 13: 0316512605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Obama Book Review:

Obama: An Intimate PortraitSouza'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.

Laughing with Obama

Laughing with Obama
Author: M. Sweeney
Publsiher: Castle Point Books
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 125023459X
ISBN 13: 9781250234599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Laughing with Obama Book Review:

Laugh along with a spirited American presidency with this sequel to the best-selling Hugs from Obama Laughing with Obama is a photographic tribute to President Barack Obama’s most clever, witty, and smile-worthy moments from his time in office and beyond. Re-experience the ear-to-ear grins and laughter that President Obama shared with the world, and reminisce about a presidential tenure that spread as much joy as it did optimism. Together with these uplifting photographs is a collection of the most humorous one-liners, playful jokes, and good-natured quips to come from the 44th President of the United States. Enjoy this fun celebration of a presidency that was defined not just by leadership, integrity, and hope, but also by warmth, charisma, and laughter.

President Squid

President Squid
Author: Aaron Reynolds
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN 10: 1452143803
ISBN 13: 9781452143804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

President Squid Book Review:

Join Aaron Reynolds and Sara Varon as they explore the ideal qualities of leaders, diplomats...and giant squid. Squid knows all about being president. It means living in a big house, doing all the talking—oh, and having a tie is crucial. He's all set! In the next election, make a more informed choice. Vote for President Squid! And this is the fixed-format version, which looks almost identical to the print edition!

George Herbert Walker Bush

George Herbert Walker Bush
Author: David Valdez
Publsiher: Texas A & M University Press
Total Pages: 147
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: WISC:89066413527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

George Herbert Walker Bush Book Review:

A photographic chronicle of the life and career of George Bush, beginning with his early years, and providing a record of his terms as vice-president, and as President of the United States.