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Tokyo Rose/an American patriot : a dual biography

Author: Frederick Phelps Close
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2010.
Series: Scarecrow professional intelligence education, 7.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the parallel lives of World War II legend Tokyo Rose and a Japanese American woman named Iva Toguri. Close explores Toguri's character and decisions by placing her story and conviction for treason in the context of U.S. and Japanese racial views, Imperial Japan, and Cold War politics.
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Genre/Form: Erlebnisbericht
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Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Close, Frederick Phelps, 1943-
Tokyo Rose/an American patriot.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009028243
(OCoLC)427757163
Named Person: Tokyo Rose; Tokyo Rose
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Phelps Close
ISBN: 9780810874664 0810874660
OCLC Number: 812275659
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 522 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Baseball paths and two-lane blacktops: youth at full speed (1916-1940) --
A fateful letter in failing light (1940-1941) --
Tokyo Rose: origins of the legend (prewar) --
Collision with Japan: before Pearl Harbor (1941) --
At war and on her own (1942) --
The Toguris back home: internment (1942-1945) --
Barely surviving: a typist at Radio Tokyo (1943) --
A new career in broadcasting: Zero hour (1943-1944) --
Tokyo Rose: the legend of the radio siren (wartime) --
Black marketeer: the destruction of Imperial Japan (1944) --
War's end (1945) --
The scoop (1945) --
CIC and FBI investigations: exoneration and release (1946-1947) --
Into the Cold War: a furor grows (1947-1948) --
The perjurers: the FBI at work (1948-1949) --
The prosecution: United States v. Tokyo Rose (1949) --
The defense: Iva Toguri v. Tokyo Rose (1949) --
The verdict: United States v. Ira Toguri (1949) --
Alderson Federal Reformatory: failed appeals (1950-1959) --
The quest for a pardon (1960-2006) --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Scarecrow professional intelligence education, 7.
Responsibility: Frederick P. Close.

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Explores the parallel lives of World War II legend Tokyo Rose and a Japanese American woman named Iva Toguri. Close explores Toguri's character and decisions by placing her story and conviction for treason in the context of U.S. and Japanese racial views, Imperial Japan, and Cold War politics.

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Close's skill as a storyteller compels one to keep reading. * Nichi Bei Weekly * Dubbed a dual biography, this personal history parallels the legend of the infamous-and largely fictitious-Tokyo Rose Read more...

 
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