Midwest Book Review for The Kissing Sailor

Associated with the final victory of World War II, one must wonder about the personal story of one famous photograph. “The Kissing Sailor” delves into the historic photo of a sailor passionately kissing a nurse as Times Square received the news that Japan had surrendered and World War II was officially over. Lawrence Verria & George Galdorisi delve into the origins and story behind the photo, the photographer, and the subjects in particular. Hoping to dispel myths surrounding the photo and grant some insight into this piece of Americana, “The Kissing Sailor” is a strong addition to history collections and those interested in the deeper story behind the legendary photo.

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