Rating: 5 Stars
Beautiful. Absolutely fucking gorgeous.
This might be the shortest review I have ever composed for a book when the words in said book are written by Dan Jones. (EDIT: The review is so short because the book speaks for itself and there is really not much I can say to add to that.) His text is succinct, never more than a few paragraphs per photo, aside from the introduction to each new section which goes for two pages and we're also provided a timeline for that period. No words are wasted and he provides great context in few words. Well-done as usual and I expect nothing less from such a thorough historian.
The photos are amazing. Amaral's work is phenomenal. History has always been pretty 'alive' for me, because I love it and it is basically all I ever want to read about. But a book like this might do wonders for someone less inclined to pick up a history text. Photos you've seen a million times in black and white, major world-changing, beautiful, devastating, heartbreaking events captured on film, are now in living color. For the briefest of moments you can imagine yourself in that place, in that time.
Fantastic work on both accounts, highly recommended.