AND/OR by Marjorie & Don Sauers Morris


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The unspoken, graphic antonyms for our age: war, peace. This is a pictorial plea for peace, its photographs chosen ""with dedicated perversity"" to hold the mirror up to our double life. Page after page spread opposes the terror and devastation of war with the joy and creativity of peace. Sequences revealing soldiers and civilians suffering in Vietnam stand beside love-ins and family scenes. In Vietnam a dying mother nurses her child in the street, in America a mother rocks peacefully. Where the action is: the First Cavalry Division landing at Qui Nohn; the beach at Fort Lauderdale. Memorable among memorables: a wounded marine and a teenager cry out, he in pain, she for the Beatles. As in the archetypical Family of Man, quotes underscore the often searing indictment, top photographers contribute. To make people think, and stop.

Pub Date: Aug. 30th, 1967
Publisher: Harper & Row