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Tokyo Rose / An
Tokyo Rose / An American Patriot is abbreviated TR/AP on this website.
The abbreviation works not only as an anagram, but also as a description.
Iva Toguri fell into a trap, the trap of the legend of Tokyo Rose.
A Dual Biography
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Frederick P. Close All rights reserved
Scroll of the Japanese proverb:
There are no roses without thorns.
Rowman & Littlefield
One of WWII's most sensational stories was that of Tokyo Rose.... By treating Tokyo Rose, the Pacific legend, and
Iva Toguri, the American citizen [accused of being Tokyo Rose], as separate people, Close reaches into the heart
of Cold War tension. Meticulously researched, Close's case explains not only why Toguri was not a traitor, but also
why the American people, in a time of desperation, needed to believe she was. The result will prove compelling and
readable for those interested in the Pacific theater, propaganda studies, or the history of the Cold War ... Close
makes his 500-plus pages worthwhile with a rich sense of context and detailed notes.
by Frederick P. Close
Publisher's Weekly STARRED Review
The 2014 Revised and Expanded Edition
Close's very accessible book provides a meticulous history that presents intriguing insights and raises new
questions through its novel approach.
American Library Association's CHOICE
Nichi Bei Weekly
Close's skill as a storyteller compels one to keep reading.
The 2014 revised and expanded edition contains for the first time in print the complete
biography from birth to death of Manila Rose. No one realized until now that in 1949
she was living in San Francisco a few blocks from the courthouse where "Tokyo
Rose" was tried for treason. (Click the Manila Rose button above for more info.)
The paperback also adds other important historical information and I have rearranged
and rewritten its chapters to make the book more readable.
The well-reviewed 2010 hardback is now available in paperback.
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