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First Into Nagasaki

By Weller, George; Weller, Anthony




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, Weller broke away. The intrepid newspaperman reached Nagasaki just weeks after the atomic bomb hit the city. Boldly presenting himself as a U.S. colonel to the Japanese military, Weller set out to explore the devastation.As Nagasaki's first outside observer, long before any American medical aid arrived, Weller witnessed the bomb's effects and wrote "the anatomy of radiated man." He interviewed doctors trying to cure those dying mysteriously from "Disease X." He typed far into every night, sending 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 the nearby Allied POW camps. From hundreds of prisoners he gathered accounts of watching the atomic explosions bring an end to years of torture and merciless labor in Japanese mines. Their dramatic testimonies sum up one of the least-known chapters of the war--but those stories, too, were silenced.It is a powerful experience, more than 60 years later, to walk with Weller through the smoldering ruins of Nagasaki, or hear the sagas of prisoners who have just learned that their torment is over, and watch one of the era's most battle-experienced reporters trying to accurately and unsentimentally convey to the American people scenes unlike anything he--or anyone else--knew. 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.Along with reports from the brutal POW camps, a stirring saga of the worst of the Japanese "hellships" which carried U.S. prisoners into murder and even cannibalism, and a trove of Weller's unseen photos, First into Nagasaki provides a moving, unparalleled look at the bomb that killed more than 70,000 people and ended WWII. Amid current disputes over the controlled embedding of journalists in war zones and a government's right to keep secrets, it reminds us how such courageous rogue reporting is still essential to learning the truth.From the Hardcover edition.


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Weller, George; Weller, Anthony

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First into Nagasaki : The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Post-Atomic Japan and Its Prisoners of War

Weller, George; Weller, Anthony

Westminster, MD, U.S.A.: Crown, 2006. (1st, 1st) Foreword by Walter Cronkite. Large book, red cloth spine, black boards, very bright gilt lettering on spine, facsimile of typed pages inside covers and adjacent end papers, 320 pages with a glossy photo section. DJ beneath mylar, glossy and colorfully designed, illustration of photos on front, raised gold title, praise on back. DJ and book, both As New.. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

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First Into Nagasaki: The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Post-Atomic Japan and Its Prisoners of War

George Weller, Anthony Weller (Editor)

Broadway, 2007-12-31. Paperback. Used:Good.

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George Weller, Anthony Weller

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George Weller, Anthony Weller

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George Weller; Anthony Weller

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George Weller; Anthony Weller

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Weller, George; Weller, Anthony

U.S.A.: Crown. As New/As New. 2006. First Edition. Cloth Hardback. 0307342018 320pp Photographs The censored eyewitness dispatches on post-atomic Japan and it's prisoners of war Foreword by Walter Cronkite .

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George Weller,Anthony Weller

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George Weller, Anthony Weller

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Weller, George; Weller, Anthony [Editor]

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George Weller, Anthony Weller

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George Weller, Anthony Weller

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First Into Nagasaki: The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Post-Atomic Japan and Its Prisoners of War

Weller, George ; Anthony Weller

New York: Crown, 2006. First Edition (stated), First Printing . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First Edition (stated), First Printing. Hard cover 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" Tall in black boards w/ red cloth spine, gilt titles and logo. Fine book in like unclipped DJ, now in clear protective cover. George Weller is a legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter. 320pp, Edited and with Essay by Anthony Weller, Foreword by Walter Cronkite; illustrated in b/w photos.

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Weller, George, Weller, Anthony

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First Into Nagasaki: The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Post-Atomic Japan and Its Prisoners of War

George Weller; Anthony Weller

Crown, 2006. Ex-library copy. military. Hardcover. Good/Very Good. Ex-Library.

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First into Nagasaki : The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Post-Atomic Japan and Its Prisoners of War

Anthony Weller; George Weller

Crown Publishing Group, 2006. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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First Into Nagasaki: The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Post-Atomic Japan and Its Prisoners of War

Weller, George; Weller, Anthony

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George Weller, Anthony Weller

Crown. Hardcover. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.

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