From The Publisher: Jun. 3, 1991

It is said that journalism is a first rough draft of history. If so, then some news events are of such lasting significance that they deserve a second draft. Last January, as allied bombers launched a massive airborne offensive against Iraq, it became clear to Joanne Pello, a vice president of the Time Inc. Book Co., that the stream of words and images appearing in TIME's pages were the grist of a good book. Pello discussed the possibility with her colleagues and then approached us. "We realized that this was a subject in which TIME had particular photographic and editorial expertise,"...

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