A Letter From The Publisher: Aug. 11, 1967

IT "was like the working of a Wellsian time machine," wrote Henry R. Luce. "I found myself living in the year 1923. It all seemed to be as real and immediate as today's newspaper."

The editorial chairman of Time Inc. wrote those lines last winter, shortly before his death, in an introduction to the first issue in a new series of books being published by TIME-LIFE Books. They are called TIME CAPSULES, and each issue covers a year of TIME, excerpting the original stories. The words, except for forewords and a few connecting passages,...

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