Thursday, January 4, 2007

First Into Nagasaki -- This weekend on Book TV

This weekend on CSPAN Book-TV: After Words: Anthony Weller, author of "First Into Nagasaki: The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Post-Atomic Japan and its Prisoners of War" interviewed by Norman Hatch
On Saturday, January 6 at 9:00 pm and Sunday, January 7 at 6:00 pm, Eastern time

Here's the program description:
George Weller was the first American reporter to enter Nagasaki after the dropping of the atomic bomb. His reports from Japan were censored and never published. In 2003, a year after George Weller’s death, his son Anthony found the missing manuscripts and has assembled them into the book, "First Into Nagasaki: The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Post-Atomic Japan and its Prisoners of War." Anthony Weller discusses the book with World War II marine photographic officer, Norman Hatch, who arrived in Nagasaki at the time George Weller was leaving.

Note: I heard an interview with Anthony Weller about the book on NPR. Very powerful.

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