Japan 1945: A U.S.Marine's Photographs from Ground Zero
By: Joe O'Donnell (author)Paperback
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This book features moving images of Japan in the months after World War II ended, as captured by a young Marine Corps photographer.This stunning book assembles seventy-four of the remarkable pictures taken by a young Marine Corps photographer in Japan in the months immediately following World War II. From wrenching photographs of the devastation at Hiroshima and Nagasaki to quieter images of life returning to normal, "Japan 1945" testifies both to war's horrors and to human endurance.
For more than twenty years, Joe O'Donnell (above) worked for the United States Information Agency, photographing U.S. presidents, world leaders, and unfolding history. When he died in 2007, controversy erupted over his mistaken claims late in life to several iconic photographs of Truman and the Kennedys. The photographs in Japan 1945 are from the 4X5 negatives in the possession of his widow.
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