Time Book World War Ii by Frank K Kappler C1990

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Collectible Time book "World War II" edited by Philip B. Kunhardt Jr., written by Frank K. Kappler, copyright 1990.

Condition: Dust jacket in good condition with some tears, covers in excellent like new condition, property of sticker on inside end paper, in excellent condition with nice clean pages.

LIFE magazine was barely three years old when World War II broke out, yet coverage of the events in Europe, in the Pacific, and in on the homefront was soon to make Henry Luces new magazine an American institution. Avidly read and pored over each week in millions of homes, it grew to be the wars most searing chronicle.

In LIFE: World War II, the editors have drawn on that inspired journalistic heritage to create the finest, most complete pictorial record ever published - a fitting tribute to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the wars outbreak. The work is a trove of the worlds greatest wartime photographs. Organized by year, flashing from battlefield to battlefield and back to the homefront, it provides an eagles-eye view of the centurys most complex and sprawling event and an immediate understanding of the wars causes, actions and effects.

Some of the pictures, illuminated by insightful text, captions and annual summaries, are renowned classics by icons such as Robert Capa, Eugene Smith, Margaret Bourke-White, and Carl Mydans. For others, LIFE has drawn on not only its own resources but those of the Allied and Axis governments, combing archives to uncover long-lost, yet not forgotten, moments in time.

Also well represented are the citizens who lived and fought the war: Russian partisan, Polish resister, Gestapo trooper, Japanese crewman, even a prisoner of war ingeniously resorting to x-ray film - all are contributors.

Summoning up the best and worst in mankind, World War II changed our world forever. Over the six years the war lasted, some seventy million men and women put on uniforms, forming the longest battle lines ever seen. Millions were killed in battle and slaughtered by hatred, and in the end the most devastating weapon known to man was unleashed. It was truly a world at war. In the words of Henry Luce, it was "a ghastly, grisly story, but also one of high inspiration, of vast self-reliance, of a will-to-die for freedom."

Any person who fought in the war, lived through those times, or seeks to understand them will not leave the pages of LIFE: World War II without being touched by the brilliance of the story they tell.

ISBN 0-316-50604-4


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