A Danger Shared: A Journalist's Glimpses of a Continent at War (Hardcover)

A Danger Shared: A Journalist's Glimpses of a Continent at War By Melville Jacoby (Photographer), Bill Lascher (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Paul French (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Melville Jacoby (Photographer), Bill Lascher (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Paul French (Foreword by)
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A Danger Shared: A Journalist's Glimpses of a Continent at War provides a searing visual history of wartime Asia as seen by foreign correspondent Melville Jacoby. In this meticulously curated collection of never-before-seen images, readers experience glamorous Macau soir es, visit Guangxi farms, and witness wartime Chongqing's wreckage and resilience. Along the way, Jacoby treats Filipino fishermen and Hanoi flower-sellers with the same care as the Soong Sisters, Chiang Kai-Shek, and other icons. Through scenes of everyday friendship, toil, and commerce alongside bombed classrooms, anxious refugees, and exhausted soldiers, A Danger Shared documents humanity's persistence at a cataclysmic historical moment.

About the Author


Bill Lascher crafts stories about the intersection of people, history and place through meticulous research and immersive narrative. His interest in wartime Asia as witnessed by Melville Jacoby was first piqued after his grandmother -- Jacoby's cousin -- shared a trove of Mel's original photographs and negatives from across East and Southeast Asia, 16mm home movies of pre-war Guangzhou and bomb-blasted Chongqing, handwritten letters, telegrams, and other artifacts. Picking up the thread, Lascher spent five years tracing Mel's story through archival and private collections, interviews, and other sources across the United States, China, Hong Kong and the Philippines to produce his 2016 biography of Jacoby, Eve of a Hundred Midnights: The Star-Crossed Love Story of Two World War II Correspondents and their Epic Escape Across the Pacific (William Morrow). Described by reviewers as "gripping, impressively researched" and "propulsive," Eve of a Hundred Midnights chronicled Mel's transition from exchange student to wartime foreign correspondent as well as his romance with MGM screenwriter-turned-journalist Annalee Whitmore Jacoby. Lascher's freelance work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, journals, broadcast outlets and podcasts, including Atlas Obscura, American History Tellers, The Guardian, The Oregonian, Next City, The Magazine, Boom: A Journal of California, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Portland Monthly and Pacific Standard. Inspired by Mel Jacoby's photojournalism during the war, Lascher has a growing interest in analog photography and shooting, developing, printing, and preserving film in a digital world. His website is at www.lascheratlarge.com. Previous bookEve of a Hundred Midnights, ISBN 9780062375209


Product Details
ISBN: 9789887963998
ISBN-10: 9887963992
Publisher: Blacksmith Books
Publication Date: April 8th, 2024
Pages: 276
Language: English