Eve of a Hundred Midnights

The Star-Crossed Love Story of Two WWII Correspondents and their Epic Escape Across the Pacific
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Audio (12.22 hours)
Product Number: Z100113900
Released: Jun 21, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062472045
Narrator/s: Danny Campbell
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The unforgettable true story of two married journalists on an island-hopping run for their lives across the Pacific after the Fall of Manila during World War II-a saga of love, adventure, and danger. 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. Supported by deep historical research, extensive interviews, and the Jacobys' personal letters, Bill Lascher recreates the Jacobys' thrilling odyssey and their love affair with the Far East and one another. Bringing to light their compelling personal stories and their professional life together, Eve of a Hundred Midnights is a tale of an unquenchable thirst for adventure, of daring reportage at great personal risk, and of an enduring romance that blossomed in the shadow of war.

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Author(s): Bill Lascher
Original Publish Date: Jun 21, 2016

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Author(s): Bill Lascher
Product Number EB00625721
Released: Jun 21, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: #9780062375223

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