A daring war photographer, Lee Miller led a multifaceted professional life. She started her career as a model, worked with partner (and lover) Man Ray to pioneer surreal imagery, and photographed for Vogue and other fashion magazines. Each of her roles plays out in this volume, which shows WWII from the female side: on the home front (holding down the households and the shops); in uniform (as pilots, nurses, firewomen, etc.); keeping art and glamour alive and well throughout. While Miller's extraordinary photos are the focus, this is really a history lesson in visual arts, entertainment, fashion, society, journalism, and world events.