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The most arresting photographic images in our history-all the way up to the World Trade Center tragedy and the 2002 war in Afghanistan-come to life in this complete compilation of Pulitzer Prize-winning news and feature photos, along with the stories behind them.
More than 235 prize-winning photographs offer a year-by-year, dramatically visual chronicle of our times. Each beautifully reproduced image is accompanied by key information on how the shot was taken and the stunning story behind it, as told to author Hal Buell by the photographers. An accompanying timeline, placing each photo in its historical context, features yet another 265 photographs.
This unique and moving volume is completely up to date, including the 2000-2001 winners. Recent photos include images of students fleeing Columbine High School and the striking shot of federal agents taking Elian Gonzales from the arms of his relatives at gunpoint.
About the Author
Hal Buell is a veteran photo editor who worked on assignment in more than thirty-five countries, and headed the Associated Press Photo Service for twenty-five years, supervising an international staff of 300 photographers. He is the author of more than a dozen books on news photography, including Uncommon Valor, Common Virtue, the story of Iwo Jima flag raising. He lives in Douglaston, New York.