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The Resource The kissing sailor : the mystery behind the photo that ended World War II, by Lawrence Verria and George Galdorisi

The kissing sailor : the mystery behind the photo that ended World War II, by Lawrence Verria and George Galdorisi

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The kissing sailor : the mystery behind the photo that ended World War II
Title
The kissing sailor
Title remainder
the mystery behind the photo that ended World War II
Statement of responsibility
by Lawrence Verria and George Galdorisi
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Language
eng
Summary
The famous photo of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square after the announcement of Japan's surrender in 1945 was taken by photojournalist Alfred Eisenstaedt and was first published in LIFE magazine. In 1980, LIFE sought out the identities of the sailor and nurse; a surprising number of contenders claimed that they were the subjects in the photo. Authors Verria (social studies, North Kingstown High School) and Galdorisi (Corporate Strategy Group, C4ISR Center of Excellence, US Navy) review all the evidence and determine the real identities of the iconic nurse and sailor, using forensic techniques to examine photos of contenders, the sequence of photos Eisenstaedt shot, and a photo of the same couple shot by an amateur photographer at the same moment. Many b&w photos are included. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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10129608
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Verria, Lawrence
Dewey number
940.545973092
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1948-
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  • Verria, Lawrence
  • Galdorisi, George
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True
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • V-J Day, 1945
  • Mendonsa, George
  • Sailors
  • Nurses
  • Photographs
  • Friedman, Greta
  • Sailors
  • Eisenstaedt, Alfred
  • Times Square (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
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the mystery behind the photo that ended World War II
Label
The kissing sailor : the mystery behind the photo that ended World War II, by Lawrence Verria and George Galdorisi
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2012007542
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9781612510781
Lccn
2012007542
Label
The kissing sailor : the mystery behind the photo that ended World War II, by Lawrence Verria and George Galdorisi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2012007542
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9781612510781
Lccn
2012007542

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