By Linda Gordon
Winner of the 2010 Bancroft Prize and finalist for the 2009 Los Angeles Times publication Prize in Biography: The definitive biography of a heroic chronicler of America's melancholy and one of many 20th century's maximum photographers.We all understand Dorothea Lange's iconic photos—the Migrant mom retaining her baby, the shoeless childrens of the airborne dirt and dust Bowl—but now popular American historian Linda Gordon brings them to 3-dimensional existence during this groundbreaking exploration of Lange's transformation right into a documentarist. utilizing Lange's existence to anchor a relocating social background of twentieth-century the US, Gordon masterfully re-creates bohemian San Francisco, the melancholy, and the Japanese-American internment camps. observed via a couple of hundred images—many of them formerly unseen and a few previously suppressed—Gordon has written a glowing, fast-moving tale that testifies to her prestige as the most proficient historians of our time. Finalist for the Los Angeles Times booklet Prize; a New York Times impressive ebook; New Yorker's A Year's interpreting; and San Francisco Chronicle most sensible publication.
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