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First Into Nagasaki: The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Post-Atomic Japan and Its Prisoners of War
First Into Nagasaki The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Post-Atomic Japan and Its Prisoners of War
Author: Anthony Weller, George Weller
George Weller was a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter who covered World War II across Europe, Africa, and Asia. At the war’s end in September 1945, under General MacArthur’s media blackout, correspondents were forbidden to enter both Nagasaki and Hiroshima. But instead of obediently staying with the press corps in northern Japan,...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780307342010
ISBN-10: 0307342018
Publication Date: 12/26/2006
Pages: 336
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Publisher: Crown
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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I found this book fascinating, although I'm a bit of a nerd. I found the information about war-time journalism and censorship especially interesting. I love the story about Weller impersonating a military officer to get access to information (and a nice villa to boot). Quite the character; quite the journalist. At LEAST 4 stars.
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This book tells storeis of the soldiers who lived through not only the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, but, the terrible time spent in Japanese prison camps, mines and fields. An eye opening experence.


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