Pg… 4 The Beat of Life: Chess Champion Boris Spassky Waits for Bobby Fischer. Motorized Cavalry. Martha Mitchell on the Phone Again. Floods in the U.S.
Pg… 30 'I Have Earned the Naomination': George McGovern Talks Intimately About Himself in an Interview with Richard Meryman. Photographed by Stanley Tretick
Pg… 12 Editorials: The McGovern Dynamic. Bombing Out of Season. Divorce Politician Style. Baseball Justice
Pg… 42 The Pandas Go Public: Ling–Ling and Hsing–Hsing are Washington's Most Appealing Summer Attraction
Pg… 49 Good Old Boy Justice: A West Virginia Justice of the Peace Dispenses Common Sense in a "Little Man's Court." By Donald Jackson
Pg… 58 Going Back to a Simpler America: Photographer Leon Kuzmanoff, Grand Prize Winner in LIFE's 1970 Photo Contest, Goes Looking for a Less Frantic America of the Past and Finds It's All Still There
Pg… 69 Parting Shots: A Surprising Travel Guide to Boston, the No. 1 City of the Young
Pg… 18–22 Departments: Reviews: A Stunning Book of Art, "The Hudson River and Its Painters," is a Force for Preservation. By Robert Boyle
Pg… 18–22 Departments: Reviews: Cyclops Discusses what TV Does to Real Politicians and Film Critic Richard Schickel Casts His Vote on a Fictional One, "The Candidate"
Pg… 24 Departments: 35 Years Ago In 'Life': Robert Capa's Classic Photograph of a Militiaman's Death in the Spanish Civil War
Pg… 46 Departments: Consumer Watch: Pencils, Paint and Pottery can Give You Lead Poisoning
Pg… 27 Departments: Letters to the Editors