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Author Close, Frederick Phelps, 1943-
Title Tokyo Rose/an American patriot : a dual biography / Frederick P. Close
Imprint Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2010
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 Modern History Library  940.54252 C645    AVAILABLE    30550100501871
Descript xvii, 522 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Series Scarecrow professional intelligence education series ; 7
Scarecrow professional intelligence education series ; 7
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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
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
Subject Tokyo Rose, 1916-2006
Japanese Americans -- Biography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan
World War, 1939-1945 -- Propaganda
World War, 1939-1945 -- Radio broadcasting and the war
World War, 1939-1945 -- Collaborationists -- Biography
Trials (Treason) -- California -- San Francisco
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