This book is not a collection of carefully posed formal portraits. Brimming with honest emotions, from delight to disappointment, confusion to despair, tenderness to grief, these photos from the vast archives of Life magazine capture the full gamut of human expression reflected in the faces of real people. Here are famous figures (from George Bush to Madonna, and Winston Churchill to William Randolph Hearst), as well as powerful, unforgettable images of non-celebrities: a boxer stunned by a solid punch to the nose; a Persian Gulf-bound soldier embracing her baby in a last farewell; a fifth-grader ruefully surveying her report card; and marauding troops storming the streets of Londonderry. Sampling the best work of such world-class photographers as Alfred Eisenstaedt, Margaret Bourke-White, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Mary Ellen Mark, this "best of the best" celebrates the amazing diversity of our emotional and cultural landscape. 9 1/4" x 11". B&W & color photos.