Who but 'Life' magazine could bring us this remarkable collection of rare and unseen photographs of the most important global event of our time? In this book, best-selling journalist Richard B Stolley takes the reader on a journey from the escalating tensions of pre-World War 2 Europe to the shock of the Pearl Harbor attack and the creation of the atomic bomb.
This volume is densely packed with 600 classic and little-known images - documenting every major event and military action, from the invasion of Poland to the bombing of Hiroshima. The result is a gripping photographic history of unparalleled depth and power.
This fast-paced "history in pictures" flows chronologically through eight chapters, each with a newly commissioned essay by an outstanding writer or military historian - essays that explore in depth an aspect of war from the author's particular perspective, shedding new light on historical issues.
'Life: World War 2' brings alive events of half a century ago and brings home how they shaped our world today.
- Publication Date:
- 14 / 01 / 2002