`A spellbinding history of the latter half of the 20th century ... a stunning book' --The Daily Express
`A volume of living history ... impressive'
--The Independent on Sunday
'Wonderful ... the bargain price alone should be worth taking a punt, but the production quality is also excellent ... Compact yet dramatic' --Amateur Photographer
'Extraordinary' --The Sunday Express
'To freeze time, to capture the moment, to put the viewer slap-bang into the action ... that's what LIFE magazine did in its 36-year reign as the crucible of photojournalism' --John Walsh, The Independent
'There are some truly startling and iconic wartime images ... more than a collection of great photos; it's an essential historic document' --Practical Photography
'Stunning ... the pictures here offer a remarkable record of the century ... Simply breathtaking in its range and quality, this is an extraordinary book'
--Book of the Week, Press & Journal
'An astonishing record of the world both in history and in the near present'
--The Birmingham Post
About the Author
John Loengard has edited numerous books for Life, including Life: Faces and Life Photographers: What They Saw. Gordon Parks is one of the very greatest of Life's photographers: 'Twenty-odd years at Life taught me to take the measure of the world that surrounds us. I saw the world differently.'
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