A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 27, 1945

World War II has passed into history amid the roar of atomic bombs.

But before it passes entirely out of the hands of journalists and into the hands of the historians, I think you might be interested in reliving some of its great moments—as they seemed to the TIME & LIFE newsmen who so often risked and too often gave their lives to report the fighting firsthand.

And so perhaps this week you would like me to tell you something about History in the Writing, the new TIME book which seems headed for the top...

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