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The Wall: Images and Offerings from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Lopes, Sal, et al.

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ISBN 10: 0002179741 / ISBN 13: 9780002179744
Published by Collins Publishers, 1987
Condition: good
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128, profusely illus. in color, some wear and soiling to boards. Introduction by Michael Norman. A Floyd Yearout Production. A beautiful and moving book of images from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. Includes excerpts from letters and notes left at the Wall. Photographs by Sal Lopes and 16 other award-winning photojournalists: J. Scott Applewhite, Jean-Louis Atlan, Nathan Benn, Jodi Cobb, Chuck Fishman, Wally McNamee, Peter Marlow, Susan Meiselas, Christopher Morris, Seny Norasingh, Eli Reed, Nick Sebastian, Charles Tasnadi, Medford Taylor, Wendy Watriss, Michael S. Wilson. Bookseller Inventory # 44359

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Title: The Wall: Images and Offerings from the ...

Publisher: Collins Publishers

Publication Date: 1987

Book Condition: good

Edition: First Edition. First Printing.

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A celebration of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, this volume is a combination of intimate and emotionally charged photographs and touching letters and messages left at the Memorial

From Publishers Weekly:

This volume, to be published on the fifth anniversary of the dedication of the national shrine, includes photographs by freelance photographer Lopes and 16 other photojournalists, and excerpts of letters placed at the wailing wall by families, friends and war buddies of the dead and missing whose names are engraved there"the mystery of death writ in stone 58,132 times." This American family album is deeply moving in its simplicity: "Damn you, brotherwhy didn't you come back? . . . I still love you, and I'd love you if you came back in one piece, or your arms or legs or mind gone." Among the 75 poignant color and black-and-white pictures photographed with respect, a child is lifted by a veteran to plant a kiss on a name; flowers, teddy bears, flags and uniforms grace the polished black granite. In his introduction, Vietnam veteran and freelance writer Norman discusses the controversy over the Wall's design and mourns a friend who substituted for him on patrol: "He may have died for his country or for his God or for nothing at all. For a long time, I thought he died for me." 150,000 first printing; BOMC featured selection.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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