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Life was a general interest magazine that was published as a weekly from 1936 until 1972, in special editions from 1972 until 1978, and finally as a monthly from 1978 until 2000. In this commemorative book, the editors of Life Books have presented a diverse selection of the best photographs from those 75 years. Many of these are formal portraits and candid shots of world leaders and celebrities, but also included are common people going about their daily lives and work. I found the photographs of each of the covers particularly worthy of notice. A nice bonus is that a niche was cut out in the back of the book to house a replica of the very first Life, dated November 23, 1936.
75 years : the very best of Life