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Dorothea Lange : A Life Beyond Limits, Paperback / softback Book

Dorothea Lange : A Life Beyond Limits Paperback / softback


We all know Dorothea Lange's iconic photos-the Migrant Mother holding her child, the shoeless children of the Dust Bowl-but now renowned American historian Linda Gordon brings them to three-dimensional life in this groundbreaking exploration of Lange's transformation into a documentarist.

Using Lange's life to anchor a moving social history of twentieth-century America, Gordon masterfully re-creates bohemian San Francisco, the Depression, and the Japanese-American internment camps.

Accompanied by more than one hundred images-many of them previously unseen and some formerly suppressed-Gordon has written a sparkling, fast-moving story that testifies to her status as one of the most gifted historians of our time.

Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; a New York Times Notable Book; New Yorker's A Year's Reading; and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 560 pages, 128 black-and-white photos
  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Individual photographers
  • ISBN: 9780393339055



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