Book Discussion on LIFE: World War II
Richard Stolley presented his latest book LIFE: World War II: History’s Greatest Conflict in Pictures. Using extensive Life archives as… read more
Richard Stolley presented his latest book LIFE: World War II: History’s Greatest Conflict in Pictures. Using extensive Life archives as well as combing archives world wide, the book includes many previously unpublished images, such as color photographs of Hitler taken by his personal photographer. The book also chronicles Life magazine’s coverage of the war starting with escalating tensions in 1919 and including the German blitzkrieg, Pearl Harbor, D-Day, the home fronts, the atom bombs, and the war’s aftermath. Mr. Stolley showed 144 of the 665 photographs in the book and talked about the extensive history behind them. He also responded to questions from members of the audience.
The event was held at the Newseum on the eve of the sixtieth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Richard Foster Director Newseum->Programs
- Michael Lithgow Coordinator Smithsonian Institution->Special Projects
- Richard B. Stolley Senior Editorial Adviser Time-Life Books
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