Army. Navy. Marine Corps. Air Force. From the founding of the nation to the march through Afghanistan, they have preserved, protected and defended American liberty. Their gallantry is stirring to behold, as the pictures and stories in this book prove. George Washington and John Paul Jones are here, as are Grant, Lee, Farragut, Pershing, Patton, Schwarzkopf. There are surprises (Washington led the Army into battle even as President) and stunning stories of bravery (including chronicles of Medal of Honor heroism). The great war photographers — Brady, Capa, LIFE's David Douglas Duncan and Larry Burrows — are represented in The Power and the Glory, accompanied by a dramatic narrative of American valor. In a special section, the bicentennial of West Point is celebrated.
|Publisher:||Time Inc. Books|
|Product dimensions:||8.90(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
The editors at LIFE vigorously carry on the traditions of excellence in photography, journalism and storytelling about our country and our world, which began with the founding of LIFE magazine in 1936 by editor and publisher Henry R. Luce. They have published books on a broad range of subjects, including New York Times bestsellers One Nation, LIFE Picture Puzzle and The American Journey of Barack Obama. The LIFE channel on TIME.com features LIFE's legendary photo archives. The acclaimed LIFE for iPad app reached #1 in 33 countries shortly after its November 2010 launch.