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Yankee Nomad: A Photographic Odyssey

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Yankee Nomad: A Photographic Odyssey

by Duncan, David Douglas

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Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966. First edition. Hard cover. Very Good/No dustjacket. Focus on the internationally acclaimed photojournalist's travels, from the Korean battle front to Palestine, and from Picasso's studio to the Kremlin and the White House". "David Douglas Duncan (January 23, 1916 – June 7, 2018) was an American photojournalist, known for his dramatic combat photographs, as well as for his extensive domestic photography of Pablo Picasso and his wife Jacqueline. "After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Duncan joined the Marine Corps, earned an officer's commission, and became a combat photographer. After brief postings in California and Hawaii, he was sent to the South Pacific on assignment when the United States entered World War II. As a 2nd lieutenant, he initially served with Marine Aircraft Group 23 and was later assigned to photograph operations of the South Pacific Combat Air Transport Command. Though combat photographers are often close to the action, they rarely fight. However, in a brief engagement at Bougainville Island, Duncan found himself fighting against the Japanese. Duncan also covered the Battle of Okinawa, and was on board the USS Missouri for the Japanese surrender. Duncan's wartime photographs were so impressive that after the war he was hired by Life to join its staff at the urging of J.R. Eyerman, Life chief photographer. During his time with Life, Duncan covered many events, including the end of the British Raj in India and conflicts in Turkey, Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Perhaps his most famous photographs were taken during the Korean War. He compiled many of these into a book, This Is War!, (1951), with the proceeds going to widows and children of Marines who had been killed in the conflict. Duncan is considered the most prominent combat photographer of the Korean War".


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Yankee Nomad: A Photographic Odyssey
Duncan, David Douglas
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