Eve of a Hundred Midnights

Eve of a Hundred Midnights

Author Bill Lascher Duration: 12:13:12 Narrator Danny Campbell Publisher Harper Collins USA Favourites Listen preview preview
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Synopsis

The unforgettable true story of two married journalists on an island-hopping run for their lives across the Pacific after the Fall of Manila during World War II—a saga of love, adventure, and danger.

On New Year’s Eve, 1941, just three weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese were bombing the Philippine capital of Manila, where journalists Mel and Annalee Jacoby had married just a month earlier. The couple had worked in China as members of a tight community of foreign correspondents with close ties to Chinese leaders; if captured by invading Japanese troops, they were certain to be executed. Racing to the docks just before midnight, they barely escaped on a freighter—the beginning of a tumultuous journey that would take them from one island outpost to another. While keeping ahead of the approaching Japanese, Mel and Annalee covered the harrowing war in the Pacific Theater—two of only a handful of valiant and dedicated journalists reporting from the region.

Supported by deep historical research, extensive interviews, and the Jacobys’ personal letters, Bill Lascher recreates the Jacobys’ thrilling odyssey and their love affair with the Far East and one another. Bringing to light their compelling personal stories and their professional life together, Eve of a Hundred Midnights is a tale of an unquenchable thirst for adventure, of daring reportage at great personal risk, and of an enduring romance that blossomed in the shadow of war.

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Chapters

  • 001 Eve of a Hundred Midnights

    Duration: 20s

  • 002 Prologue

    Duration: 16min

  • 003 Chapter 01

    Duration: 59min

  • 004 Chapter 02

    Duration: 56min

  • 005 Chapter 03

    Duration: 48min

  • 006 Chapter 04

    Duration: 47min

  • 007 Chapter 05

    Duration: 37min

  • 008 Chapter 06

    Duration: 54min

  • 009 Chapter 07

    Duration: 37min

  • 010 Chapter 08

    Duration: 01h08min

  • 011 Chapter 09

    Duration: 58min

  • 012 Chapter 10

    Duration: 01h14min

  • 013 Chapter 11

    Duration: 01h13min

  • 014 Chapter 12

    Duration: 43min

  • 015 Chapter 13

    Duration: 39min

  • 016 Epilogue

    Duration: 15min

  • 017 Credits

    Duration: 39s

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    Duration: 01min