LIFE's Picture History of World War II, TIME Incorporated, New York
(1950), 377 pages, approx. 11×14" and 10 pounds. From 1950 until I
left home in 1963, this was the only coffee-table book in our house. The
only other reading matter on the coffee table was a special U.S. Navy
edition of LIFE magazine (right), 28 October 1940. Whatever differences my
Dad and Mom had, they shared a pride in their World War II Navy service.