Pete Souza- SHADE: A TALE OF TWO PRESIDENTS Paperback Release!

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 6:00pm
2421 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
United States


Brazos Bookstore is proud to present an in-store meet, greet, and book signing with Pete Souza and the paperback release of SHADE: A TALE OF TWO PRESIDENTS. The paperback edition has been updated with 60 new pages, bringing Souza’s commentary on the Trump Administration up to date. 

Tickets are limited. Each ticket includes a new release, paperback copy of SHADE: A TALE OF TWO PRESIDENTS. Signing is on a first come, first serve basis beginning at 6:00pm. 

There will not be a reading or presentation at this event. Meet, greet, and book signing only.  

Please note that there will be a small documentary film crew present at this event.

SHADE: A TALE OF TWO PRESIDENTS- The instant #1 New York Times Bestseller is now available in paperback format and has been updated with new pages bringing Souza’s commentary on the Trump Administration up to date. 

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 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.

The hardcover edition of SHADE followed the first 500 days of Donald Trump’s presidency.  The softcover edition picks up where the hardcover ended, adding 60 new pages of photos and commentary on hot button issues such as:  North Korea, Michael Cohen, Brett Kavanagh, Immigration crisis, Robert Mueller’s investigation, and Russian collusion. 

Pete Souza was the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama and the Director of the White House Photo Office. Previously Souza was an Assistant Professor of Photojournalism at Ohio University, the national photographer for the Chicago Tribune, a freelancer for National Geographic, and an Official White House Photographer for President Reagan. His books include the New York Times bestseller The Rise of Barack Obama, which documents the president’s meteoric ascent from his first day in the United States Senate through the 2008 Pennsylvania presidential primary, and the #1 New York Times bestseller Obama: An Intimate Portrait. Souza is currently a freelance photographer based in Washington, DC, and is a Professor Emeritus at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication.