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Author Lascher, Bill, author.

Title Eve of a hundred midnights : the star-crossed love story of two WWII correspondents and their epic escape across the Pacific / Bill Lascher.

Publication Info. New York, NY : William Morrow, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    070.4499 LAS    Available
Edition First edition.
Description vi, 408 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 382-398) and index.
Contents "Why should I contribute a little more trash?" -- "The itch is perpetual" -- The voice of China -- The Haiphong incident -- True Hollywood story -- "I'll be careful" -- "Nothing but twisted sticks" -- "He types on the desk, and I type on the dressing table" -- Infamy -- Into the blackness beyond -- False convoy -- "Almost too good to be true" -- Soldier of the press.
Summary On New Year's Eve, 1941, just three weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese were bombing the Philippine capital of Manila, where journalists Mel and Annalee Jacoby had married just a month earlier. The couple had worked in China as members of a tight community of foreign correspondents with close ties to Chinese leaders; if captured by invading Japanese troops, they were certain to be executed. Racing to the docks just before midnight, they barely escaped on a freighter--the beginning of a tumultuous journey that would take them from one island outpost to another. While keeping ahead of the approaching Japanese, Mel and Annalee covered the harrowing war in the Pacific Theater--two of only a handful of valiant and dedicated journalists reporting from the region.
Subject Jacoby, Melville Jack, 1916-1942.
Jacoby, Annalee, 1916-2002.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Journalists -- Biography.
War correspondents -- United States -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780062375209 (hardcover)
0062375202 (hardcover)
9780062375216 (paperback)

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