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Shay, Arthur.
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Publication Information:
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
xiv, 132 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
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TR727 .S53 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Surveys the landscapes that humans and animals share: African jungles, Ohio waterways, the wild streets of New York City and Chicago, circuses, carnivals, zoos from California to Florida, and the sky that arches over all life. This title contains pictures that capture miraculous moments of creatures great and small, wild and domestic.

Author Notes

Art Shay was born in the Bronx, New York on March 31, 1922. He joined the Army Air Forces in 1943 and became a lead navigator during World War II under the command of the actor Jimmy Stewart. Shay flew more than 30 bomber missions and survived a deadly air battle in September 1944 in Kassel, Germany. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Croix de Guerre. In June 1944, he photographed a midair collision between two B-24 planes and sold the images to Look for $100.

In 1947, he became a writer for Life magazine. He wrote more than 100 articles over the next four years before becoming a freelance photographer in 1951. His photographs have appeared in Life, Time, Look, Sports Illustrated and Fortune magazines. In 2017, he received a lifetime achievement award from the Lucie Foundation.

He wrote more than 60 books including Album for an Age: Unconventional Words and Pictures from the Twentieth Century, My Florence: A 70-Year Love Story, and nonfiction children's books written under the name Arthur Shay. He wrote five plays including A Clock for Nikita and Where Have You Gone, Jimmy Stewart? He died of heart failure on April 28, 2018 at the age of 96.

(Bowker Author Biography)