The Mystery Behind the Photo That Ended World War II

The Kissing Sailor

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Lawrence Verria

is a Social Studies Department Chair at North Kingstown High School, and Rhode Island's 2000 Teacher of the Year. During his twenty-nine year career as a history teacher, he served as an educational consultant to "Frontline" (PBS) and as a spokesperson for The Watson Institute for International Studies' Choices for the 21st Century Education Program at Brown University. He is the recipient of the Susan B. Wilson Civic Education Merit Award and Rhode Island College's Evelyn Walsh Prize for excellence in history studies.


Capt. George Galdorisi, USN (Ret.)

is a naval aviator who began his writing career in 1978 with an article in "Proceedings". His Navy career included four command tours and five years as a carrier strike group chief of staff. He has written seven books previously, including the New York Times bestseller, "Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor", the novelization of the Bandito Brothers/Relativity Media film starring U.S. Navy SEALs. He is currently the director of the Corporate Strategy Group at the Navy's C4ISR Center of Excellence in San Diego, California.