to the iconic figures and emblematic events of our age, celebrated photographer Phil Stern has documented World War II soldiers in combat in North Africa and Sicily, the luminous jazz legends of Verve Records, and Hollywood stars living the high life. Collected
for the first time in this amazing tribute to Stern's long-standing legacy, Phil Stern: A Life's Work features never-before-seen photographs of the greatest figures and times of the American twentieth century. Stern, who enlisted in the Army of Dec. 7, 1941, joined
the ranks of "Darby's Rangers," a much-heralded fighting unit, as combat photographer. In North Africa documenting the harsh and brutal battles against General Rommel's forces, Stern was wounded. Awarded a Purple Heart for bravery
, Stern was then reassigned to cover the invasion of Sicily for Stars and Stripes. Covering the homecoming of Darby's Rangers for Life, the assignments Stern shot for the magazine brought him into another...