Margot Mifflin
July 24, 1992 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Lee Miller's War: Photographer and Correspondent With the Allies in Europe 1944-45

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Lee Miller, Anthony Penrose
publisher
Bulfinch
genre
Coffee Table, Nonfiction

We gave it an A-

Model, artist, and lover of Man Ray, Lee Miller became the only female photographer to join the Allied troops in Western Europe during World War II. Her exquisitely detailed articles accompanied her photos in the pages of both British and American Vogue. With an unflinching eye, a surrealist’s touch, and contempt for things German, Miller documented the most gruesome and mundane aspects of the war. Lee Miller’s War, assembled by her son, sparkles with Miller’s brilliance, but doesn’t tell quite enough about the woman behind the camera. A-

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