Time Life

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Direct Holdings Global LLC
Company type Private
Founded 1961; 63 years ago (1961)
Fairfax, Virginia and New York City
Owner Time Inc. (1961–1990)
Time-Warner (1990–2001)
AOL Time Warner (2001–2003)
Ripplewood Holdings L.L.C. (2003–2007)
ZelnickMedia (2003–2007)
Reader’s Digest Association (2007–2013)
Mosaic Media Investment Partners (2013–present)
Number of employees
60 (as of 2015)
Website timelife.com
Time-Life Building in Rockefeller Center in New York City
Time-Life statue in front of the Time-Life building

Time Life, is an American company formerly known for its production company and direct marketer conglomerate known for selling books, music, video/DVD, and multimedia products. The current focus of the group is music, video, and entertainment experiences (such as the StarVista cruises) as the Time Life book division closed in 2001. Its products have been sold throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia through television, print, retail, the Internet, telemarketing, and direct sales. Current operations are focused in the US and Canada with limited retail distribution overseas.


Time Life was founded in 1961 as the book marketing division of Time, Incorporated. It took its name from Time Inc.’s magazines, Time and Life, but remained independent from both. Starting in 1967, Time Life combined its book offerings with music collections (two to five records) and packaged them as a sturdy box set. After Walter Wanger‘s death in 1968, its Time Life Films subsidiary also acquired his production company Walter Wanger Productions and many of its films. When record labels were no longer producing vinyl albums in 1990, Time Life transitioned to CD. In the mid-1990s, Time Life acquired Heartland Music, with the Heartland Music label now appearing as a brand. This company was subsequently sold off and is no longer associated with Time Life.

At the end of 2003 Time Life was acquired by Ripplewood Holdings L.L.C. and ZelnickMedia to become part of Direct Holdings Worldwide L.L.C. Direct Holdings Americas Inc. operates as a leader in the sale of music and video products under the Time Life brand. In 2003, Direct Holdings US Corp is the legal name of Time Life, is no longer owned by its former parent Time Warner, later Time Inc. on June 9, 2014. In March 2007 Ripplewood led a group that took The Reader’s Digest Association private and treated Time Life as a division of RDA. By 2003 onward, a disclaimer on the copyright stated that it is “not affiliated with Time Warner Inc. or Time Inc.,” which owns the Time and Life magazines, which this company name came from.

In addition to the company’s film and music core activities, it was also the holding company of television and radio combo stations. Stations the company owned were KLZ-TVAMFM in Denver, WFBM-TVAMFM in Indianapolis, WOOD-TVAM in Grand Rapids, Michigan, KERO-TV in Bakersfield, California, and KOGO-TVAMFM in San Diego, many of which were sold to McGraw-Hill in 1972; however, Time Life kept WOOD-TV, which became WOTV after the sale of the other stations, and remained owned by the company until 1984. Time Life was based in the Time Life building in Rockefeller Center.

In 2013 Reader’s Digest Association sold Time Life to Mosaic Media Investment Partners.[1]

In 2023, Time Life and it’s only official online retailer was shut down, followed by the closing of Direct Holdings in early 2024.

Book series[edit]

As Time Life Books, the company gained fame as a seller of book series that would be mailed to households in monthly installments, operating as book sales clubs, and known as the direct-to-consumer business model. The original publisher, Jerome Hardy, declared early on that the publisher would succeed through a strategy to “give the customer more than he has any right to expect.”[2] Several of these book series garnered substantial critical acclaim unusual for a mass-market mail order house.[citation needed] For example, the series Library of Photography of the early-1970s featured very high-quality duotone printing for its black-and-white reproductions in its original edition, and was of course able to draw on Lifes vast archive of journalistic and art photographs from virtually every major photographer; Foods Of The World featured contributions by M. F. K. Fisher, James Beard, Julia Child, Craig Claiborne, and many others; and The Good Cook series, edited by Richard Olney, featured contributions from Jeremiah Tower, fe Grigson, Michel Lemonnier, and many others. Another series of high regard covered nature and the sciences, as well as the history of world civilizations. The science books are interesting as ephemera of their time. The content of these series was more or less encyclopedic, providing the basics of the subjects in the way it might be done in a lecture aimed at the general public. There was also a series on contemporary life in various countries of the world. Some other series are much less highly regarded, especially the later output as the publisher moved away from soberly presented science and history toward sensationalism, pop history, and DIY-themed books. The books, whatever their quality, are easy to find at low prices on the used-book market, due to their being published in millions of copies. (Some of the items in this list may also be single books not in a series, but followed the same types of themes as the book series.)

Yet, of some series it is known that a particular title in the series enjoyed a much smaller print run than the other volumes in the series, resulting in the after-market value of that particular volume and/or the set as a whole increasing. Examples include the fourteen-volume “40th Anniversary Edition” The Civil War: A Narrative and the eighteen-volume Voices of the Civil War series, where the volumes “Petersburg Siege to Bentonville” and “Shenandoah 1864” are the rarer ones respectively.

Non-USA-specific topic series were habitually translated into other languages (French being the most predominant, due to Time Life’s desire to have to bordering French-Canada served as well), and disseminated through local branches of Time-Life Books in the intended target markets. For some, usually smaller language areas, Time Life resorted sometimes to licensing out their publications to local publishers, as was for example the case with The Old West and The Enchanted World series. However, not rarely were these translated versions truncated for various reasons. The Dutch language versions—disseminated through Time-Life Books [International] BV, Amsterdam, the local branch for mainland Europe at the time located at Ottho Heldringstraat 5, 1066 AZ Amsterdam, Netherlands—of History of the World (as “Time Life Wereld Geschiedenis”), The Epic of Flight (as “De Geschiedenis van de Luchtvaart”) and The Enchanted World (as “Het Rijk der Fabelen”), for example, were shy of four, seven, and eight volumes in translation respectively, whereas the German-language version of The Old West (as “Der Wilde Westen,” and, even though American specific, translated nonetheless due to the continued and unabated popularity of the Western genre in Germany), disseminated through the Amsterdam branch as Time-Life Bücher, was shy of seven volumes.

Of at least one book series is known that it was initiated by a local branch and not by the American mother company; the 1986–89 book series Australians at War was initiated by Time-Life Books Australia for that country, and therefore relatively rare on American soil.

Time Life no longer publishes books, as its book division, Time Life Books (including its foreign subsidiaries), was closed in January 2001.[2] Time Inc./Time Warner, however, continues to publish similar material through Time Home Entertainment Inc., but as (oftentimes retail) single volume titles, instead of (direct marketed) book series.

Proprietary published book series[edit]

note: most of the information on the book series can be ascertained through M. Legg’s and M.L. Martin’s websites, listed below

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  • American Country
  • The American Indians (1992–96, 23 volumes)
  • The American Story (1996, 6 volumes)
  • The American Wilderness (1972–77, 27 volumes)[3]
  • Ancient Civilizations
  • The Art of Sewing[3]
  • Australians at War (1986–89, 16 volumes)
  • Canada
  • The Civil War (1983–87, 28 volumes, not the same as their 14-volume 1999-2000 The Civil War: A Narrative 40th anniversary edition)
  • Classics of the Old West (1980-84, 31 volumes)[3]
  • Classics of World War II (The Secret War) (24 volumes)
  • Collector’s Library of the Civil War (1981–85, 30 volumes)[3]
  • Collector’s Library of the Unknown (24 volumes)
  • Curious and Unusual Facts
  • The Emergence of Man[3]
  • The Enchanted World (1984-87, 21 volumes)
  • Echoes of Glory (1991, 3 volumes)
  • The Encyclopedia of Collectibles[3]
  • The Epic of Flight (1980-83, 23 volumes)[3]
  • Eyewitness
  • Family Library [3]
  • Fitness, Health, and Nutrition
  • Fix It Yourself
  • Foods of the World[3]
  • Fresh Ways
  • The Good Cook[3]
  • Great Ages of Man[3]
  • The Great Cities[3]
  • History of the World (1991, 24 volumes)
  • Home Repair and Improvement[3]
  • How Things Work
  • Human Behavior[3]
  • I Love Math!
  • The Kodak Library of Creative Photography
  • Library of Health[3]
  • Library of Nations
  • The LIFE History of the United States[3]
  • LIFE Library of Photography[3]
  • LIFE Nature Library, (25 volumes)[3]
  • LIFE Science Library, (26 volumes)[3]
  • LIFE World Library[3]
  • Little People, Big Books
  • Lost Civilizations
  • Mysteries of the Unknown (1987-91, 33 volumes)
  • Myth and Mankind (1997-99, 20 volumes)[4]
  • The Nature Company Discoveries
  • The New Face of War (1990-92, 9 volumes)
  • The Old West (1973-80, 27 volumes)[3]
  • Planet Earth[3]
  • Serial Killers
  • The Seafarers (1978–81, 22 volumes)[3]
  • The Third Reich (1988-91, 21 volumes)
  • This Fabulous Century[3]
  • Time Frame
  • Time-Life Early Learning
  • Time–Life Library of America[3]
  • Time-Life Library of Art[3]
  • The Time–Life Library of Boating[3]
  • The Time–Life Library of Gardening[3]
  • Time Life Library of Curious and Unusual Facts
  • Time Life Student Library
  • Time Reading Program[3]
  • Three Hundred Years of American Painting
  • Understanding Computers
  • Voices of the Civil War (1996–98, 18 volumes)
  • Voices of Triumph (3 volumes)
  • Voyage Through the Universe (1988-90, 20 volumes)
  • Wild, Wild World of Animals
  • What Life Was Like
  • The World’s Wild Places[3]
  • Wings of War (26 volumes)
  • World War II (39 volumes)[5]
  • 100 Years of Hollywood

Licensed published book series[edit]

While the vast majority of published book series were initiated and produced by Time Life itself, the company also (re)issued on occasion series in similar vein as licensee under its own imprint that were originally produced and/or released by publishers elsewhere, typically for release on the US home market, though series with a British Commonwealth pedigree were released through Time-Life Books International Amsterdam, as mentioned in the colophons of the individual books. Aside from the translations, the English-language versions of the Commonwealth-derived series were published by a variety of publishers for the different English-speaking territories with Time Life as the USA designated one. These Time Life versions are far less common in the used-book markets than Time Life’s own proprietary releases.

  • [Cultural] Atlas of…, An Equinox Book (1991-1996, 19 volumes); series licensed from Andromeda Oxford Ltd, Oxfordshire, England – British series, conceived in the second half of the 1980s, dealing with the history and culture of territories and civilizations, predominantly related in maps.
  • A Child’s First Library of Learning; series of educational books based on a Japanese series by Gakken
  • The Civil War: A Narrative – 40th Anniversary Edition by Shelby Foote (1999-2000, 14 volumes); originally a US 1958-1974 three-volume release from Random House
  • The Illustrated Library of the Earth (1993-1996, 6 volumes, also translated and released in Dutch by Time Life); licensed from Weldon Owen Pty Ltd, Australia – essentially a deluxe and updated, or addendum version of the Planet Earth Series
  • Understanding Science and Nature; based on a Japanese series of books by Gakken
  • Williams Sonoma Cooking series


Time Life added music in 1967, selling box sets and collections through Time–Life Records. During the 1960s and 1970s, the collections released by Time–Life Records catered to an adult audience, with genres including classical, jazz, swing and orchestral music; and the music of operas and Broadway theatre. On occasion, Time Life offered popular music (generally pre-1955 music, as opposed to pop and rock music airing on contemporary hit radio stations in the United States at the time) in box-sets. Although there were television advertisements, Time Life advertised most of these sets in magazines, specialty catalogs and direct mail.

In the early 1980s, Time Life began branching out, offering a series of albums focusing on country music. The first series was 1981’s “Country Music,” with volumes focusing on a particular artist and featuring eight or nine tracks per album. Twenty volumes were issued, with many of country’s greatest artists of the time (Charley Pride was the first artist featured) getting their own album. But until the mid-1980s, Time–Life did not feature a rock music-intensive series for customers, preferring to cater to older adults with conservative music tastes.

Pop music enters the picture[edit]

Time Life’s first successful foray into rock music came in 1986, with a series called “The Rock ‘n’ Roll Era.” Each volume in that series—like similar series that followed—focused on a particular year (in this case, 1955 through 1964—the early, pre-Beatles years of rock music), a stylistic trend or particular artist influential in rock music. Each volume had 22 tracks, and was said to contain the original hit recording by the original artist (although this wasn’t always true on early pressings of the early albums in the series). The songs themselves represented the most important and popular songs from the period or subject featured. An essay published by Both Sides Now Publications noted that Time-Life’s move into rock music came at a time when much of the adult audience Time-Life catered to grew up during the rock-and-roll era and, as such, the new series was consistent with its goal of catering to an adult audience.[6]

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Era” series was a big success, and by the time the final volume was issued in the early 1990s, more than 50 different volumes (including two Christmas albums) had been released. This paved the way for more country and pop music-intensive series, including “Country USA,” “Classic Rock,” “Sounds of the Seventies,” “Sounds of the Eighties,” “Your Hit Parade” (a series featuring popular music of the 1940s through early 1960s) and “Super Hits.” Like the earlier series, each volume issued had its own paperback booklet containing liner notes and information about the songs, with the addition of placement on various Billboard magazine charts.

Like the earlier box-sets featuring other musical styles and genres, the country and pop music series were advertised in magazines, catalogs and direct mail. By this time, some of these collections were advertised on television: either commercials or 30-minute infomercials. The television advertisements used slogans (e.g., “Relive your high school days …”), clips of songs included in each volume (along with a scrolling list of other titles), a commercial spokesman (usually a performer or legendary disc jockey relevant to a given series, such as Rick Dees for a 1970s-intensive collection and Ralph Emery for a country music series) and testimonials from customers attesting to the quality and value of the albums, to pitch a given series. Key selling points of these collections are that each track was digitally transferred to the desired format using the original master recordings, as opposed to being “re-records”; and that the most popular and requested songs by customers could be found in a single collection (as opposed to a customer having to purchase many albums to obtain just a few desired tracks).

Customers were given a choice of which format they wanted their box set: either vinyl albums (through 1990), 8-track or cassette tape, or compact disc; today’s box sets are offered only as compact discs.

While most of Time Life’s box-sets and releases were critically hailed, there were also some minor faults pointed out by critics. For instance, several early pressings of the early volumes in “The Rock’n’Roll Era” series contained stereo re-recordings of the original hits (something that would be corrected on later pressings, either with the correct original recording or a replacement track). Sometimes, the most popular songs of a given time period were omitted, frequently due to licensing issues. Examples included The Beatles and The Rolling Stones for the Classic Rock and “Super Hits”/”AM Gold” series;, Garth Brooks and Shania Twain on various country music series;, and Prince, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Guns N’ Roses, Bon Jovi, Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson on the main Sounds of the Eighties series.

Through 2010, several different series Time Life had offered were available on a subscription basis, either by calling a 1-800 number or sending a completed postcard-sized card and payment to Time–Life. Purportedly, the customer would get a specific volume (as advertised on TV or in a magazine) first, before receiving a new volume roughly every other month (on the format of their choice); customers and had the option of keeping just the volumes they wanted. In time, each volume was also offered for individual sale.

Several of the series – especially the pop, rock, country and rhythm and blues series – had retail versions for sale, released after the entire series was issued. Typically, these were sold at discount stores, often grouped in three-CD sets of 12 tracks each and having the most popular of the series’ tracks, and cover artwork and naming loosely based on the subscription/catalog-exclusive titles. Additionally, the “Classic Country” series had special 15-track single-CD versions of several of its volumes issued for retail sale (in addition to budget 3-CD sets).

As of March 2023, Time Life began shutting down its direct-to-home CD and DVD music service. The company’s website now only lists a toll-free number for assistance and the Time-Life infomercial channel has been pulled from all cable services.

Saguaro Road Records[edit]

In 2008, Time Life launched Saguaro Roads Records as an in-house music recording label.

Under this label, albums have been released with Adam Hood, Blind Boys of Alabama, Bo Bice, Brandy and Ray J, Collin Raye, Dion, Edwin McCain, Hank Williams (estate), Jim Brickman, Joan Osborne, Lonestar, Marc Cohn, Mark Chesnutt, Patty Loveless, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Tanya Tucker, The Grascals, Angie Stone, Waylon Jennings and Don McLean.

Since its launch Saguaro Roads Records has had seven Grammy nominations. Notable releases include Patty Loveless’s Mountain Soul II which won a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album in 2010, Hank Williams: The Complete Mother’s Best Recordings which was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Historical Album category in 2010, Joan Osborne’s Bring it on Home which was nominated for Best Blues Album in 2012, The Beatles’ “F1rst Recordings: 50th Anniversary Edition” which was nominated for Best Album Notes in 2012, and The Blind Boys of Alabama’s Down in New Orleans which won a grammy for Best Traditional Gospel Album.[citation needed]

List of series[edit]

The following list shows many of the collections the company has released, but is by no means exhaustive.

  • ’60’s, The
  • ’60’s Country
  • ’60’s Music Revolution
  • ’60’s Gold (discontinued)
  • ’70’s Collection, The (discontinued)
  • ’70’s Country
  • ’70’s Music Explosion (discontinued)
  • ’80’s Collection, The (discontinued)
  • ’80’s Music Explosion (discontinued)
  • ’90’s Collection, The (discontinued)
  • 100 Christmas Songs for Kids
  • 100 Classics for Kids
  • 100 Classics for Relaxation
  • 100 Kids Songs
  • 100 Masterpieces
  • 100 Piano Masterpieces
  • 101 Sing a Longs for Kids
  • American Gold #1 Hits
  • AM Gold (2021)
  • AM Gold (discontinued; was first issued as “Super Hits”)
  • Beethoven Collection, The
  • Best of Soft Rock
  • Big Bands
  • Billboard #1 Hits of the ’70’s
  • Blues Legends (discontinued)
  • Blues Masters (discontinued)
  • Bobby Jones Presents Ultimate Gospel
  • Body and Soul
  • Body Talk (discontinued)
  • British Invasion, The
  • Classic Bluegrass (discontinued)
  • Classic Country (2022)
  • Classic Country
  • Classic Drive (discontinued)
  • Classic Love Songs of the ’60’s
  • Classic Radio Hits (discontinued)
  • Classic Rock (discontinued, was a collection of mid- to late-1960s music)
  • Classic Rhythm and Blues
  • Classic Soft Rock
  • Classic Soul Ballads
  • Classic Love Songs of Rock ‘n’ Roll (2016)
  • Classic Love Songs of Rock ‘n’ Roll (discontinued)
  • Classical Power
  • Concerts of Great Music, The, AKA Story of Great Music Concerts, The 11 LP (5) volumes, 1966–68, (discontinued)[7]
  • Contemporary Country (discontinued)
  • Country Jukebox
  • Country Music Explosion
  • Country Music Hall Of Fame Presents Classic Country
  • Country Music Of Your Life
  • Country USA (2011)
  • Country USA (discontinued)
  • Country’s Got Heart
  • Def Comedy Jam
  • Dick Clark’s Jukebox Gems
  • Disco Fever (discontinued)
  • Disney’s Greatest
  • Easy ’80’s
  • Easy Listening Classics
  • Edge Of The ’80’s (discontinued)
  • Emotion Collection, The (discontinued)
  • Fabulous Fifties, The (discontinued)
  • Faith, Hope & Country
  • Feel Good Rock
  • Flower Power
  • Folk Years, The (discontinued)
  • Forever ’60’s
  • Forever ’70’s
  • Forever Soul
  • Giants of Jazz (discontinued)
  • Girl Groups
  • Glory Days Of Rock ‘n’ Roll (discontinued)
  • Great American Songbook
  • God Bless the USA
  • Gold And Platinum: The Ultimate Rock Collection (discontinued)
  • Golden Age of Country
  • Golden Age of Pop
  • Great Composers
  • Great Men of Music
  • Greatest Love Songs of the ’60’s
  • Greatest Love Songs of the ’70’s
  • Grooves (discontinued)
  • Guitar Rock (discontinued)
  • Hard & Heavy (discontinued)
  • Heart Of Rock ‘n’ Roll, The (discontinued)
  • Heart Of Classic Rock, The
  • History Of Rock ‘n’ Roll, The (discontinued)
  • I Can Only Imagine Platinum
  • Instrumental Favorites
  • It All Started with Doo Wop (discontinued)
  • Jukebox Memories
  • Kingston Trio
  • Lifetime of Country Romance
  • Lifetime of Romance
  • Legendary Singers
  • Legendary Voices
  • Legends Of Country
  • Legends: The Ultimate Rock Collection (discontinued)
  • Living the Blues (discontinued)
  • Living the Gospel (discontinued)
  • Magic of Love (discontinued)
  • Malt Shop Memories
  • Midnight Soul
  • Modern Rock Dance
  • Modern Rock (discontinued)
  • Motown Collection, The
  • Mozart Collection, The
  • Music of Your Life
  • Mysteries of the Unknown
  • Opry Video Classics
  • Party Rock
  • Pop Goes The ’70’s
  • Pop Memories of the ’60’s
  • Pop Revolution (discontinued)
  • Power of Love
  • Power Of Love, The (1996) (discontinued)
  • Prom Night
  • Pure Rhythm and Blues
  • Quiet Storm
  • Raunchy Blues
  • Rhythm & Blues
  • Rhythm+Grooves (discontinued)
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert
  • Rock Collection, The (discontinued)
  • Rock & Romance
  • The Rock ‘n’ Roll Era (discontinued)
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Era (2013)
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll: Legendary Years (discontinued)
  • Romancing the ’60’s
  • Romancing the ’70’s
  • Romantically Yours
  • Secret Love
  • Singers & Songwriters US version
  • Singers & Songwriters Europe Version
  • Smooth Soul
  • Sock Hop Collection, The
  • Solid Gold Soul US version (discontinued)
  • Solid Gold Soul Europe Version (discontinued)
  • Songs 4 Ever (discontinued)
  • Songs 4 Life (discontinued)
  • Songs 4 Worship Country
  • Songs 4 Worship
  • Songs For Lovers (discontinued)
  • Soul Of The ’60’s
  • Soul Of The ’70’s
  • Soul Story (discontinued)
  • Soul Superstars Of The ’70’s
  • Soulful Christmas
  • Sounds Of The ’70’s (discontinued)
  • Sounds of the 80s
  • Sounds of the Seventies
  • Sounds Of The Sixties (discontinued)
  • Sounds of the Seventies (discontinued)
  • Sounds of the Eighties (discontinued)
  • Sounds of the Nineties (discontinued)
  • Spirit Of The ’60’s (discontinued)
  • Story of Great Music, The, 11 LP (4) volumes, 1966–68, (discontinued)[7]
  • Story of Great Music Concerts, The, AKA Concerts of Great Music, The 11 LP (5) volumes, 1966–68, (discontinued)[7]
  • Summer Breeze Collection, The
  • Superhits
  • Superstars of Country (discontinued)
  • Superstars of the ’80’s
  • Sweet Soul of the ’70’s (discontinued)
  • Teen Years, The
  • Timeless Music Collection, The (discontinued)
  • Time Life Loves The ’80’s
  • To The Moon, a 6-record set: a documentary with accompanying book about the early space program, the space race, the missions to the Moon and the first Moon landing, published soon after Apollo 11 completed its mission to the Moon. (discontinued)
  • Treasury of Christmas [8]
  • Ultimate Love Songs
  • Ultimate Oldies but Goodies Collection, The (discontinued)
  • Ultimate Rock Ballads
  • Ultimate Seventies (discontinued)
  • Uptown Saturday Night (discontinued)
  • We Love the Nightlife
  • What Life was Like
  • World of the Supernatural
  • Woodstock Collection, The
  • Worship Together
  • Your Hit Parade (discontinued)
  • You So Crazy


Time Life’s video business has been growing quickly since 2000. Starting with documentaries including Growing Up Wild and the re-release of World at War, the company has more recently branched into nostalgic television shows. Time Life is able to leverage their music industry knowledge and contacts to release television shows previously held back because of expensive music rights clearances. Their collections are known for having extensive bonus features, liner notes and packaging. Television show releases from Time Life include:[9]

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  2. ^ a b Hatch, Denny. “The Rise and Fall of Time-Life Books”. thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved 1 April 2021.; Hatch, Denny. “The Rise and Fall of Time Life Books (2,310 words)”. Target Marketing. Retrieved 2019-04-02.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad From a list of “Other Publications” on the copyright page of “The Commandos,” the final volume of the Time-Life Books Series “World War II”
  4. ^ Myth and Mankind. Time-Life. January 1999.
  5. ^ “World War II Time-Life —Series—LibraryThing”. www.librarything.com.
  6. ^ “Time-Life Music Story”. www.bsnpubs.com.
  7. ^ a b c Callahan, Mike; Edwards, David; Eyries, Patrice. “Time-Life Album Discography, Part 2: Great Music Series”. bsnpubs.com.
  8. ^ * “The Time-Life Treasury of Christmas”. Allmusic.com. Archived from the original on 1 April 2019.
  9. ^ Classic TV Shows on DVD from TimeLife.com, retrieved February 14, 2020

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