By Bill Lascher
The unforgettable real tale of 2 married reporters on an island-hopping run for his or her lives around the Pacific after the autumn of Manila in the course of global struggle II—a saga of affection, experience, and danger.
On New Year’s Eve, 1941, simply 3 weeks after the assault on Pearl Harbor, the japanese have been bombing the Philippine capital of Manila, the place reporters Mel and Annalee Jacoby had married only a month past. The couple had labored in China as individuals of a good neighborhood of overseas correspondents with shut ties to chinese language leaders; if captured through invading jap troops, they have been guaranteed to be carried out. Racing to the docks earlier than middle of the night, they slightly escaped on a freighter—the starting of a tumultuous trip that may take them from one island outpost to a different. whereas holding prior to the upcoming jap, Mel and Annalee coated the harrowing struggle within the Pacific Theater—two of just a handful of valiant and committed reporters reporting from the region.
Supported by way of deep historic learn, large interviews, and the Jacobys’ own letters, invoice Lascher recreates the Jacobys’ exciting odyssey and their love affair with the some distance East and each other. Bringing to gentle their compelling own tales and their expert existence jointly, Eve of 100 hours of darkness is a story of an unquenchable thirst for event, of bold reportage at nice own hazard, and of an everlasting romance that blossomed within the shadow of war.
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Eve of a Hundred Midnights: The Star-Crossed Love Story of Two WWII Correspondents and Their Epic Escape Across the Pacific by Bill Lascher