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Mining the extensive LIFE archives and the finest photo collections, this is a picture history of unparalleled depth and power. Included are remarkable unpublished images, like photos of Hitler taken by his personal photographer, alongside the classic LIFE coverage that brought the war home. From the escalating tensions of the pre-war world to the German blitzkrieg, the shock of Pearl Harbor, the fighting on land, sea, and air, D-Day, the atom bombs, and the wars historic aftermath, legendary journalist Richard B. Stolley takes a fresh look at the most important global event of the 20th century.
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Richard B. Stolley is Senior Editorial Adviser of Time, Inc. He is the editor of LIFE: Our Century in Pictures and LIFE: Century of Change.From Booklist:
This oversize album of 665 photographs taken from the archives of Life magazine and other collections begins with the years 1919 to 1939, the two decades leading up to World War II. Editor Stolley then proceeds to chronicle the war, year by year through 1945, and ends with what he calls "the war's aftermath," 1946 to 2001. These photographs document such momentous events as the civil war in Spain; Hitler's rise to power; Germany's conquest of France, Denmark, Greece, Norway, Belgium, Poland, and the Netherlands; the Nazis' bombing of Britain; Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union and the siege of Stalingrad; the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the war in the Pacific; the war in North Africa; the Holocaust; and the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. For World War II buffs, the book is a natural treasure. George Cohen
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