Since 1954, Sports Illustrated has been considered by many to be the premier magazine in its field. Along with other giants of the Henry Luce publishing empire--Time, Life, and Fortune--Sports Illustrated fostered a new journalism, featuring first-rate writing and bold photography, while providing a comprehensive weekly record of events in various fields and chronicling changes in America through sport. Its breadth of coverage, its readability, and its state-of-the-art graphics earned the magazine an audience far beyond fandom. (Not to mention the annual swimsuit issue, which scandalized suburban moms who wrote angry letters threatening to cancel their sons' subscriptions!) This celebratory anthology covers SI's first five decades in excerpts and historic pictures, along with every cover since its first issue.