Censored by the U.S. Army, Dorothea Lange's previously unseen photographs of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II form an extraordinary visual record. The 119 images illustrating this San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2006 evoke the horror of a community uprooted in the early 1940s and the stark reality of the internment camps, while historians Linda Gordon and Gary Okihiro illuminate the saga of Japanese American internment in essays.
"The bulk of the book is given over to Lange's photographs. Several of these are as powerful as her most stirring work, and the final image—of a grandfather in the desolate Manzanar Center looking down in anguish at the grandson between his knees—is worth the price of the book alone."—Publishers Weekly