Snapdragon: The World War Ii Exploits Of Darby's Ranger And Combat Photographer Phil Stern

May 22, 2018|
Snapdragon: The World War Ii Exploits Of Darby's Ranger And Combat Photographer Phil Stern by Liesl Bradner
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Prior to Phil Stern's death on December 13, 2014, his original, unfinished, tattered manuscript was discovered, stashed away in an old folio box in his cluttered Hollywood bungalow. Although best remembered for his iconic images of James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, and JFK's inauguration, his remarkable service during World War II as a combat photographer has remained unknown. Until now.

Stern's catchy 1940s lingo, honest and intimate observations, and humor transport the reader 70 years back in time to experience the key battles of the Mediterranean Theater. With his lens and pen, Stern introduces readers to the hardscrabble Rangers, the desert oases of Morocco and Algeria, and the muddied beaches of Mussolini's Italy. Snapdragon is an artifact of that time, told not by a man reminiscing in his twilight years, but by a young soldier fresh from the battlefields.

Described by Vanity Fair editor David Friend as the "Chronicler of Cool," American photographer Philip Stern is noted for his iconic portraits of Hollywood stars, as well as his war photography while serving as a U.S. Army Ranger in the much heralded fighting unit "Darby's Rangers," in the North African and Italian ...
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Title:Snapdragon: The World War Ii Exploits Of Darby's Ranger And Combat Photographer Phil SternFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:312 pages, 10.03 X 7.72 X 1.1 inShipping dimensions:312 pages, 10.03 X 7.72 X 1.1 inPublished:22 mai 2018Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:147282850X

ISBN - 13:9781472828507

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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