Snapdragon: The World War II Exploits of Darby's Ranger and Combat Photographer Phil Stern
- Soldier's Stories, World War II
Before the fashion years—a legendary photographer at war
Although best remembered for his iconic images of James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, and JFK’s inauguration, Phil “Snapdragon” Stern made his bones as a combat photographer while serving with “Darby’s Rangers” in the Mediterranean during World War II. Prior to Stern’s death in 2014, his unfinished manuscript was discovered stashed away in his Hollywood bungalow. It offers a rare portrait in words and pictures of the experiences of young men at war.
With his lens and pen, Stern introduces us to the hardscrabble Rangers, the desert oases of Morocco and Algeria, and the muddied beaches of Mussolini’s Italy. Told not by a man in his twilight years but by a young soldier fresh from the battlefields, Snapdragon is an indelible artifact of its times.
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|Release Date:||May 22, 2018|