By Linda Gordon
Winner of the 2010 Bancroft Prize and finalist for the 2009 Los Angeles Times ebook 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 be aware of Dorothea Lange's iconic photos—the Migrant mom protecting her baby, the shoeless little ones of the dirt Bowl—but now well known 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 lifestyles to anchor a relocating social historical past of twentieth-century the United States, Gordon masterfully re-creates bohemian San Francisco, the melancholy, and the Japanese-American internment camps. observed by way of multiple 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 probably the most talented historians of our time. Finalist for the Los Angeles Times e-book Prize; a New York Times impressive ebook; New Yorker's A Year's analyzing; and San Francisco Chronicle most sensible Book.
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Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits by Linda Gordon