The Bridges of Madison County Characters

Robert James Waller
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Robert Kincaid

From a youngster on, Robert Kincaid was recognized as exceptional. His mother saw it as did his teachers. But they also saw that there was a remoteness about him, a part of him that was powerful yet unreachable. There was no money for college so the eighteen-year-old Robert, who had to support his mother after his father died, joined the military. There were few options for young men with the Great Depression looming.

Robert was assigned to be a photographer's assistant. Robert, who was a solitary figure, admired the technical aspect of taking pictures but he loved the artistry that it took to make extraordinary photos. Photography became his passion and career for the rest of his life. After the military, Robert became a photographer for National Geographic and had assignments all over the globe. The strain from his being away so often and his remoteness led...

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