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The kissing sailor : the mystery behind the photo that ended World War II

Author: Lawrence Verria; George Galdorisi
Publisher: Annapolis, MD : Naval Institute Press, ©2012.
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On August 14, 1945, Alfred Eisenstaedt took a picture of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square, minutes after they heard of Japan's surrender to the United States. Two weeks later LIFE magazine published that image. It became one of the most famous WWII photographs in history (and the most celebrated photograph ever published in the world's dominant photo-journal), a cherished reminder of what it felt like for  Read more...
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Verria, Lawrence.
Kissing Sailor : The Mystery Behind the Photo That Ended World War II.
New York : Naval Institute Press, ©2012
Named Person: Alfred Eisenstaedt; Greta Friedman; George Mendonsa; Alfred Eisenstaedt; Greta Friedman; George Mendonsa
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Verria; George Galdorisi
ISBN: 9781612511276 1612511279
OCLC Number: 808346310
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 267 pages) : illustrations
Contents: [CONTENTS]; ILLUSTRATIONS; FOREWORD; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; PART 1 PRACTICALLY PICTURE-PERFECT; 1) THE PHOTO; 2) THE PLACE WHERE PEOPLE MEET; 3) THE PUBLICATION; PART 2 THE TRUE STORY OF THE KISS; 4) THE DUCK FROM PORTUGUEE ISLAND; 5) THE SAVED; 6) THE MODEL; 7) THE FATHER OF PHOTO JOURNALISM; 8) MORNING, V-J DAY, 1945; 9) SHE LOOKED LIKE A NURSE; 10) THE LAST DAY OF LEAVE; 11) IN SEARCH OF THE PICTURE; 12) THE KISS; 13) PICTURES FROM V-J DAY; PART 4 THE AFTER LIFE; 14) NO ONE SEEMED TO NOTICE; 15) EISENSTAEDT NAMES THE NURSE; 16) LIFE 'S INVITATION. 17) I'M THE REAL KISSING SAILOR18) FOR DISSEMINATION OF NEWS; PART 4 THE CASE FOR GEORGE AND GRETA; 19) THE FORENSICS; 20) YOU WANT TO BELIEVE THEM ALL; 21) MORE PLOT THAN PROOF; 22) CONSIDERATIONS; 23) A MOUNTAIN OF EVIDENCE; 24) INDISPUTABLE? THE CASE FOR GRETA; PART 5 WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TRUTH?; 25) THE CARNIVAL; 26) THE CIRCUS; 27) THE CURRENT; 28) A LEICA'S NOTES; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; AUTHORS.
Responsibility: Lawrence Verria & George Galdorisi.

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On August 14, 1945, Alfred Eisenstaedt took a picture of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square, minutes after they had learned of Japan's surrender to the United States. LIFE magazine published  Read more...

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