Life’s New Book Looks at America through Photographs

Photo: The LIFE Picture Collection, featuring The Statue of Liberty, 1952, by Margaret Bourke-White

In honor of Fourth of July, we thought this newly released book by LIFE was quite fitting. The “LIFE A Story of America in 100 Photos” includes photos of Mount Rushmore, the San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and the Statue of Liberty to photos from Montana, South Carolina and Alaska.

“A great photograph tells not one story but many, through what it plainly reveals and through what it suggests,” states LIFE within the book. “And great photographers – like great writers, artists, carpenters, farmers, clergy, all – see beyond the limitations of their talent, beyond their resources, to something more.”

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Two covers have been released for this book, one with the Statue of Liberty and one with the American flag.

Photo: The LIFE Picture Collection, featuring Anchorage, Alaska, 1958, by Dmitri Kessel

Shop LIFE’s photographic book, “LIFE A Story of America in 100 Photos” at amazon.com.