A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 2, 1978

This the week's issue marks the choice of TIME's 51st Man of the Year—the idividual who, in our editor's judgment, has had the most impact, for good or ill, on the course of events over the past twelve months. We usually keep that selection a secret until our year-end issue goes to press, but there could be litle surprise about 1977's choice. Indeed, the world's press watched as Egyptian President Anwar Sadat helicoptered to the Pyramids on the edge of the desert and joined Photographer David Hume Kennerly to pose for the formal portrait...

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