Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Richard Cahan, a journalist who writes about photography, art and history. He worked for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1983 to 1999, primarily serving as the paper’s picture editor.
He is the author or co-author of more than a dozen books, including Un-American, about the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, and River of Blood, a book based on the interviews of formerly enslaved Americans.
He is the co-author with Mark Jacob and Michael Williams of the new book Aftershock: The Human Toll of War - Haunting World War II Images by America’s Soldier Photographers.
As Americans mark Veterans Day on Monday, the actual experience of soldiers in wartime is rarely explored in detail. Veterans are valorized and romanticized, sometimes pitied, and often held up on pedestals.
Now, a new book captures the experiences of World War II veterans and the war zones they fought in through the eyes of soldiers themselves. The book is, Aftershock: The Human Toll of War - Haunting World War II Images by America’s Soldier Photographers.
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