What we call "history" was once the present, and it was never in black and white; this generous collection of artfully colorized archival photographs gives a visceral sense of some of the 20th century's most momentous events. Among the many highlights, here are images of a showroom of identical black Model-T cars; Britain's Prince Edward, marching off to the Great War; the skeletal ruins of Ypres; F. Scott Fitzgerald and his family, celebrating the end of the war; a German pilot's bird's-eye-view view of a Polish city; prisoners at Buchenwald behind barbed wire, awaiting liberation; and a Robert Capa photo from D-Day shown in vivid color. Among the revelatory portraits, here are images of Franklin Roosevelt, Lawrence of Arabia, Leon Trotsky, Alan Turing, and a young Winston Churchill.
The World Aflame: A New History of War and Revolution: 1914-1945
Author: Marina Jones & Dan Amaral.