Synopses & Reviews
On June 6, 1968, at the age of 42 and at the height of his popularity, Robert F. Kennedy was tragically assassinated. Presidential candidate, U.S. Senator, fatherand#151;Kennedy was all of these thingsand#151;and, to many Americans, he embodied the power of possibility and positive change during a period of social unrest, racial inequality, and war.
Renowned Life photographer Bill Eppridge followed and photographed Kennedy during his early campaign days up to his untimely death, and A Time It Was features dynamic images of the public Kennedy, as well as rare, intimate ones, many of which have never before been published. Anand#160;essay by Pete Hamill places the events in historical context, while Eppridge shares his insiderand#8217;s perspective on Kennedy. Released to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of Kennedyand#8217;s death, A Time It Was reveals why the memory and legacy of Kennedy and his dreams continue to be relevant today.
To cover the Vietnam War, the Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the great photographic legacies of the 20th century. Collected here are images that tell the story of the war that left a deep and lasting impression on American life. These are pictures that both recorded and made history, taken by unbelievably courageous photojournalists. In a moving essay, writer Pete Hamill, who reported from Vietnam in 1965, celebrates their achievement.
As we begin to look back from the vantage point of half a century, this is the book that will serve as a photographic record of the drama and tragedy of the Vietnam War.
About the Author
Bill Eppridge is one of the most accomplished photojournalists of the twentieth century and has captured some of the most significant moments in American history. Over the lastand#160;50 years, his work has appeared in numerous publications, including National Geographic, Life, and Sports Illustrated. Pete Hamill is a journalist, essayist, and author of two collections of short stories and ten novels, including Snow in August, Forever, and North River. He is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. John E. Frook is the former Los Angeles Bureau Chief for Life magazine.