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The Resource First into Nagasaki : the censored eyewitness dispatches on post-atomic Japan and its prisoners of war, George Weller ; edited and with an essay by Anthony Weller ; foreword by Walter Cronkite

First into Nagasaki : the censored eyewitness dispatches on post-atomic Japan and its prisoners of war, George Weller ; edited and with an essay by Anthony Weller ; foreword by Walter Cronkite

Label
First into Nagasaki : the censored eyewitness dispatches on post-atomic Japan and its prisoners of war
Title
First into Nagasaki
Title remainder
the censored eyewitness dispatches on post-atomic Japan and its prisoners of war
Statement of responsibility
George Weller ; edited and with an essay by Anthony Weller ; foreword by Walter Cronkite
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Presents eyewitness accounts on the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in August 1945, the liberation of Allied prisoner of war camps, and the attempt by Douglas MacArthur to censor all correspondence from the area
Summary
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Weller covered World War II across Europe, Africa, and Asia. At war's end, correspondents were forbidden to enter Nagasaki and Hiroshima, but Weller, presenting himself as a U.S. colonel, set out to explore the devastation. As Nagasaki's first outside observer, he witnessed the bomb's effects. He interviewed doctors trying to cure those dying mysteriously from "Disease X." He sent his forbidden dispatches back to MacArthur's censors, assuming their importance would make them unstoppable. He was wrong: the U.S. government censored every word, and the dispatches vanished from history. Weller also became the first to enter nearby POW camps. He gathered accounts from hundreds of Allied prisoners--but those too were silenced. Weller died in 2002, believing it all lost forever. Months later, his son found a fragile copy in a crate of moldy papers. This historic body of work has never been published.--From publisher description
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
189363
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation source
  • Publisher's Weekly
  • Kirkus Starred
  • Booklist
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1907-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weller, George
Dewey number
940.54/252/244
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Adult
  • Adult
Intended audience source
Follett Library Resources
LC call number
D767.25.N3
LC item number
W45 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Weller, Anthony
  • Cronkite, Walter
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Nagasaki-shi (Japan)
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Nagasaki-shi (Japan)
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the censored eyewitness dispatches on post-atomic Japan and its prisoners of war
Label
First into Nagasaki : the censored eyewitness dispatches on post-atomic Japan and its prisoners of war, George Weller ; edited and with an essay by Anthony Weller ; foreword by Walter Cronkite
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-316)
Control code
21414495
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 320 p.
Isbn
9780307342010
Lccn
2006011345
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (rplri)111009
  • (IMchF)fol11146412
Label
First into Nagasaki : the censored eyewitness dispatches on post-atomic Japan and its prisoners of war, George Weller ; edited and with an essay by Anthony Weller ; foreword by Walter Cronkite
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-316)
Control code
21414495
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 320 p.
Isbn
9780307342010
Lccn
2006011345
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (rplri)111009
  • (IMchF)fol11146412

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