By Bill Lascher
The unforgettable precise tale of 2 married newshounds on an island-hopping run for his or her lives around the Pacific after the autumn of Manila in the course of international struggle II—a saga of affection, event, 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 newshounds Mel and Annalee Jacoby had married only a month prior. The couple had labored in China as participants of a decent group of overseas correspondents with shut ties to chinese language leaders; if captured by means of invading jap troops, they have been bound to be done. Racing to the docks earlier than dead night, they slightly escaped on a freighter—the starting of a tumultuous trip that will take them from one island outpost to a different. whereas holding sooner than the upcoming jap, Mel and Annalee lined the harrowing conflict within the Pacific Theater—two of just a handful of valiant and committed reporters reporting from the region.
Supported by means of deep ancient study, 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 mild their compelling own tales and their specialist existence jointly, Eve of 100 hours of darkness is a story of an unquenchable thirst for event, of bold reportage at nice own chance, and of a permanent 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