Seeing the War (Paperback)David P. Colley (author)
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Publisher: University Press of New England
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 251 x 178 x 10 mm
I don't think the book is perfect, however much the tales selected become interesting and well worth your time, and however expertly Colley can pen his short essays. It's in chapters for quite meaningless reasons, and too often the picture is a straight portrait and it's the back story that is of interest. Turn to these pages for a summary of wartime imagery and you might feel bereft - there is actually no instance of the Iwo Jima image I referred to. * The Bookbag *
When we look at the millions of photographs of serving men and women who took part in the various theatres of the Second World War (or any modern war, for that matter), it's easy to forget that there was a photographer there to take the shots. Colley's book redresses the balance and puts the whole thing into a different perspective, reminding us that these men were also present when the shots were taken. Colley's choice of 100 telling photographs from WWII is inspired and illuminating. * Military History Monthly *
It certainly makes for fascinating reading, especially if you like your historical biographies with a splash of investigative journalism. * History of War Magazine *
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