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The Resource Get the picture : a personal history of photojournalism, John G. Morris ; with a new foreword by William H. McNeill and a new afterword by the author

Get the picture : a personal history of photojournalism, John G. Morris ; with a new foreword by William H. McNeill and a new afterword by the author

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Get the picture : a personal history of photojournalism
Title
Get the picture
Title remainder
a personal history of photojournalism
Statement of responsibility
John G. Morris ; with a new foreword by William H. McNeill and a new afterword by the author
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Beginning with the ascendancy of Life magazine during World War II, Morris offers the inside stories behind dozens of famous pictures, and intimate portraits of the men and women who took them, along with colorful anecdotes about his encounters with Alfred Hitchcock, General George S. Patton, Marlene Dietrich, Ernest Hemingway, Lee Miller, Andrei Sakharov, and many others. Morris has a few opinions as well about his powerful bosses - Henry Luce of Time Inc., Katharine Graham of The Washington Post, and A.M. Rosenthal of The New York Times - and he reflects, often humorously, on his triumphs and losses inside various media empires. He observes how the press failed to tell the story of the Holocaust, and how it turned away in revulsion from images of what the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki did to the human body. In addition, Morris details how The Washington Post fell for the Johnson administration's lies about the Tonkin Gulf "incident," and he notes how The New York Times initially missed its significance."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 070.4/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR140.M595
LC item number
A3 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Get the picture : a personal history of photojournalism, John G. Morris ; with a new foreword by William H. McNeill and a new afterword by the author
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Note
  • Originally published: New York : Random House, 1998
  • Includes index
Control code
48851264
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
University of Chicago Press ed.
Extent
x, 332 p.
Isbn
9780226539140
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002018011
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Author's inscribed presentation copy to Molly [Ivins], 29-1-04. Paperbound.
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System control number
(OCoLC)48851264
Label
Get the picture : a personal history of photojournalism, John G. Morris ; with a new foreword by William H. McNeill and a new afterword by the author
Link
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Random House, 1998
  • Includes index
Control code
48851264
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
University of Chicago Press ed.
Extent
x, 332 p.
Isbn
9780226539140
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002018011
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Author's inscribed presentation copy to Molly [Ivins], 29-1-04. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)48851264

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