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The Kissing Sailor

Author : Lawrence Verria
ISBN : 9781612511276
Genre : History
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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 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 identity took on a dimension of its own. In 1979 Eisenstaedt thought he had found the long lost nurse. And as far as almost everyone could determine, he had. For the next thirty years Edith Shain was known as the woman in the photo of V-J DAY, 1945, TIMES SQUARE. In 1980 LIFE attempted to determine the sailor's identity. Many aging warriors stepped forward with claims, and experts weighed in to support one candidate over another. Chaos ensued. For almost two decades Lawrence Verria and George Galdorisi were intrigued by the controversy surrounding the identity of the two principals in Eisenstaedt's most famous photograph and collected evidence that began to shed light on this mystery. Unraveling years of misinformation and controversy, their findings propelled one claimant s case far ahead of the others and, at the same time, dethroned the supposed kissed nurse when another candidate's claim proved more credible. With this book, the authors solve the 67-year-old mystery by providing irrefutable proof to identify the couple in Eisenstaedt's photo. It is the first time the whole truth behind the celebrated picture has been revealed. The authors also bring to light the couple's and the photographer's brushes with death that nearly prevented their famous spontaneous Times Square meeting in the first place. The sailor, part of Bull Halsey's famous task force, survived the deadly typhoon that took the lives of hundreds of other sailors. The nurse, an Austrian Jew who lost her mother and father in the Holocaust, barely managed to escape to the United States. Eisenstaedt, a World War I German soldier, was nearly killed at Flanders.

Photographie Des Zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts

Author : Museum Ludwig
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029716524
Genre : Photograph collections
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Author : Tom Clancy
ISBN : 3453772016
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Learn Attack Englisch Topthemen Oberstufe

Author : Dudenredaktion
ISBN : 9783411910120
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Wie schreibe ich einen Aufsatz? Wie analysiere ich einen Text? Für diese und andere abiturrelevanten Themen bietet die LearnAttack-Abiturhilfe von Duden die optimale Lösung: Der prüfungsrelevante Schulstoff wird leicht verständlich vermittelt und kann anschließend mit Übungsaufgaben wiederholt werden. Schritt für Schritt wird Ihnen ein Lösungsweg aufgezeigt, mit dem Sie alle Klausuren in der Oberstufe und Abiturprüfungen erfolgreich bewältigen. Dieses E-Book behandelt die folgenden Top-Themen des Faches Englisch: Writing a composition, mediation, listening comprehension, Übersetzung, Analyse von Bildern und Cartoons sowie Textverständnis und Textanalyse. Geeignet für den Einsatz in allen Bundesländern.

Wartime Kiss

Author : Alexander Nemerov
ISBN : 9780691145785
Genre : ART
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Collects a series of photos and film stills of kisses and intimate moments from the World War II era, explaining the culture significance of these moments and what they say about society at the time.

Meine Geschichte

Author : Guido Knopp
ISBN : 9783641203047
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Mister History blickt zurück: Guido Knopp verknüpft autobiografische Stationen und persönliche Erlebnisse mit zentralen gesellschaftlichen und politischen Entwicklungen der vergangenen sechs Jahrzehnte. Er erinnert sich an Begegnungen mit bedeutenden historischen Persönlichkeiten genauso wie mit unbekannten Zeitzeugen. Immer vor dem Hintergrund seines Lebensthemas, der deutschen Geschichte. Ihr verhalf er mit seinen Geschichtssendungen im ZDF zu nie dagewesenen Einschaltquoten, die zugehörigen Begleitbücher wurden zu großen Erfolgen. Er prägte das neue Geschichtsfernsehen und wurde damit für Millionen Zuschauer zum wichtigsten Geschichtslehrer.

Legendary Locals Of Newport

Author : Annie Sherman
ISBN : 9781467101028
Genre : History
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Established by Colonials seeking religious and cultural freedom in 1639, Newport has enjoyed nearly four centuries of growth--from a thriving seaport to a summer hideaway for industrial revolution excesses, from an active Navy town to a modern world-class destination for sailing and tourism. But beyond the marbled mansions and active harbor-front wharves lie legendary locals building a city of living history, education, arts, and philanthropy. And as this "City-by-the-Sea" celebrates 375 years in 2014, residents honor the diversity of the people who keep it flourishing. Stone carvers John "Fud" Benson and son Nick utilize time-honored techniques etching gravestones and memorials by hand in the oldest trade shop in the country, while nearby, the largest high-tech megayachts in the world dock at the Dana family's Newport Shipyard. Newporter and Navy SEAL Terry Moy helped the last Apollo mission land safely back on Earth, while advocate Florence Gray helped keep affordable housing residents grounded only a few blocks from the city's upscale neighborhoods.

The Familiar Made Strange

Author : Brooke L. Blower
ISBN : 9780801455452
Genre : History
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In The Familiar Made Strange, twelve distinguished historians offer original and playful readings of American icons and artifacts that cut across rather than stop at the nation’s borders to model new interpretive approaches to studying United States history. These leading practitioners of the “transnational turn” pause to consider such famous icons as John Singleton Copley’s painting Watson and the Shark, Albert Eisenstaedt’s photograph V-J Day, 1945, Times Square, and Alfred Kinsey’s reports on sexual behavior, as well as more surprising but revealing artifacts like Josephine Baker’s banana skirt and William Howard Taft’s underpants. Together, they present a road map to the varying scales, angles and methods of transnational analysis that shed light on American politics, empire, gender, and the operation of power in everyday life. Contributors: Brooke L. Blower, Boston University; Mark Philip Bradley, University of Chicago; Nick Cullather, Indiana University; Brian DeLay, University of California–Berkeley; Matthew Pratt Guterl, Brown University; Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor; Fredrik Logevall, Cornell University; Mary A. Renda, Mount Holyoke College; Daniel T. Rodgers, Princeton University; Andrew J. Rotter, Colgate University; Brian Rouleau, Texas A&M University; Naoko Shibusawa, Brown University

Blue Eyed Sailor Man

Author : Virginia Powell Sharp
ISBN : 9781503519626
Genre : Fiction
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How was it possible for a Louisiana gal and New York sailor to meet and fall in love? After 40 years the tall blue eyed sailor retired from an electronics finn. He’d spent much of his life on the road travelling from power plant to power plant to repair and install instruments. He traveled to Puerto Rico and Venezuela trouble shooting and repairing. He had spent his time off sailing up and down the eastern coast and raising his family. Sue had lived abroad many of her adult years, teaching, raising her three daughters, and being a wife. Now all their children are adults with families of their own. Will a daughter’s simple wedding bring them together? What does fate have in store for all?

Liberty And Freedom

Author : David Hackett Fischer
ISBN : 9780199883073
Genre : History
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Liberty and freedom: Americans agree that these values are fundamental to our nation, but what do they mean? How have their meanings changed through time? In this new volume of cultural history, David Hackett Fischer shows how these varying ideas form an intertwined strand that runs through the core of American life. Fischer examines liberty and freedom not as philosophical or political abstractions, but as folkways and popular beliefs deeply embedded in American culture. Tocqueville called them "habits of the heart." From the earliest colonies, Americans have shared ideals of liberty and freedom, but with very different meanings. Like DNA these ideas have transformed and recombined in each generation. The book arose from Fischer's discovery that the words themselves had differing origins: the Latinate "liberty" implied separation and independence. The root meaning of "freedom" (akin to "friend") connoted attachment: the rights of belonging in a community of freepeople. The tension between the two senses has been a source of conflict and creativity throughout American history. Liberty & Freedom studies the folk history of those ideas through more than 400 visions, images, and symbols. It begins with the American Revolution, and explores the meaning of New England's Liberty Tree, Pennsylvania's Liberty Bells, Carolina's Liberty Crescent, and "Don't Tread on Me" rattlesnakes. In the new republic, the search for a common American symbol gave new meaning to Yankee Doodle, Uncle Sam, Miss Liberty, and many other icons. In the Civil War, Americans divided over liberty and freedom. Afterward, new universal visions were invented by people who had formerly been excluded from a free society--African Americans, American Indians, and immigrants. The twentieth century saw liberty and freedom tested by enemies and contested at home, yet it brought the greatest outpouring of new visions, from Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms to Martin Luther King's "dream" to Janis Joplin's "nothin' left to lose." Illustrated in full color with a rich variety of images, Liberty and Freedom is, literally, an eye-opening work of history--stimulating, large-spirited, and ultimately, inspiring.

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