Odd, this is listed as the only edition, and the publication data matches my copy, but my cover is entirely different.
Personally, I prefer my cover as I think everyone and his mother has seen Eisenstaedt's "V.J. Day at Times Square". I had not known, however, that there was no relationship between the sailor and the nurse. Eistenstaedt writes, "I saw a sailor running along the street grabbing any and every girl in sight. Whether she was a grandmother, stout, thin, old, didn't make any difference. I was running ahead of him with my Leica looking back over my shoulder." This was the only shot that pleased him with the black/white color balance. Next time you see this shot, remember that those grannies laughing in the background got some tongue, too!
This passage is fairly representative of Eisenstaedt's chatty writing style, although this famous photo has a longer story than most of them. Typically each image gets between a couple sentences and short paragraph. Naturally, ones that have more interesting anecdotes associated get more text. In a few cases I wanted more of the story, like in what context he called Hermann Goering "plump" and who Goebbels is grinning at off-camera. Eisenstaedt sensibly left Germany in 1935.
You can always tell how Eisenstaedt felt about his subjects.
Liked: Marlene Dietrich, Joseph von Sternberg, Albert Einstein, Arturo Toscanini, Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren (Loren was actually a friend of his, so maybe that doesn't count), kids.
Disliked: Fassbinder, Nazis, snotty rich people, sloppy dressers.
Mixed feelings: Hemingway, Leni Riefenstahl.
Although he's most famous for his celebrity and political portraits, I really liked some of his scenes as well, such as this one of statues that were buried during the war being excavated.
"Garden of Bellevue Castles, West Berlin, September 1979"