Obama: An Intimate Portrait - Pete Souza & Barack Obama

Obama: An Intimate Portrait

By Pete Souza & Barack Obama

  • Release Date: 2017-11-07
  • Genre: Photography
Score: 4
From 131 Ratings


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.
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A deluxe limited slipcase edition is also available.


  • What a delight!

    By RGS6455
    Great job! This was such a delight to read and view. The photos are amazing. The commentaries tell the whole story. You can feel all the joy, sorrow and every other emotion through these photos. I highly recommend this book.
  • Lovely, intimate portraits

    By zenrower
    ....which reveal the dignity and grace of the Obama family.
  • Very detailed, subtle

    By BabaNYC
    Great read and enlightening!!
  • Obama: An Intimate Portrait

    By Doctor Bonnie
    Pathetic chronicle of the worst president in history.
  • This book is kinda nice.

    By Ninja Monkey Noodle Cheater
    I think it's pretty cool.
  • In the words of Louis Armstrong.....

    By chicago ronnie
    Oh yah......
  • Exquisite Photographs

    By Zzzopfgb
    I own the hardcover version of this book, and if it is judged strictly on the quality of the photography, it warrants a 5 star rating. More importantly, the photographs illustrate the inherent decency, dignity, and humanity of Obama, both as a man and as President of the United States. When browsing through it, I am painfully reminded of the dichotomy between President Obama’s attributes and those of the current occupant of the White House.
  • Beautiful

    By Mommymoose
    Lovely book showing poignant moments during a Presidency that commanded respect. How times change......
  • Liberal Diatribe

    By ANG JAG
    Book made me nauseous!
  • Lots of Fluff

    By E.j.Teegarden
    This didn’t contain anything that wasn’t already known. Highly disappointed, AGAIN!!! This is an addendum: In all fairness, I checked my critical review of Obama’s book and my review was indeed posted. I clicked on the critical tab and only I was the only one that came up with less than perfect ratings. I dont understand why it only shows me as the only one with a less than favorable review of Obama’s book when indeed there are others, but with Trump it shows nothing but 1 star reviews from people. People are people, and we all have the right to our own beliefs - that what makes America great. I fought for this country, for your beliefs; however similar or however they may differ. The freedom of speech, expression, its how great ideas come together. So much censoring of this, and censoring that! If its not hate or hurting someone, who are we to squelch or silence one another? If we proceed with this madness, our individuality, that special thing that makes us ALL so beautifully unique, will no longer exist...