The Living White House, by Betty C. Monkman

 

Why?

"My parents purchased this book for me when we visited Washington, D.C. when I was about 8. I loved looking through the book, studying the candid photographs of Presidents Johnson and Kennedy even though I didn't really know I had an interest in photography. This book was updated a few years ago, and my photograph of President Obama is now on the cover."
- Pete Souza, Photographer