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Author Verria, Lawrence.

Title The kissing sailor : the mystery behind the photo that ended World War II / Lawrence Verria & George Galdorisi
Published Annapolis, MD : Naval Institute Press, [2012]
©2012
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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
Summary 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 the war to finally be over. Everyone who saw the picture wanted to know more about the nurse and sailor, but Eisenstaedt had no information and a search for the mysterious couple's id
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Eisenstaedt, Alfred.
Friedman, Greta.
Mendonsa, George.
Nurses -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
Photographs -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Sailors -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
Sailors -- United States -- Biography.
V-J Day, 1945 -- New York (State) -- New York.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Peace.
Times Square (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Galdorisi, George, 1948-
ISBN 1612511279 (electronic bk.)
9781612511276 (electronic bk.)
(hbk. ; alk. paper)
(hbk. ; alk. paper)