Books: Portrait of a Heritage

LIFE'S PICTURE HISTORY OF WESTERN MAN (306 pp.)-The Edifors of LIFETime Incorporated ($10).

Western man-who is he and where did he come from? When did he step out on the stage of human civilization and what -was his performance there? How did the onward roll of history affect his beliefs and actions and how did they, in turn, guide the course of large events?

With these panoramic questions, the editors of LIFE introduce their Picture History of Western Man, a handsome expansion of the series of picture-essays which the magazine published between 1947-48. The book...

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