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They Called Her Tokyo Rose

Paperback (298 pages)
The tragic story of patriotic American Iva Toguri, wrongly tried and convicted of treason against the American people for her supposed role as the legendary "Tokyo Rose."

They Called Her Tokyo Rose

This is the expanded 2nd Edition of Rex Gunn's account of the tragic story of Iva Toguri, wrongly tried and convicted of treason against the American people for her supposed role as the legendary "Tokyo Rose" during WWII.

Iva, California born and raised and intensely proud of it, was trapped in Japan by the bombing of Pearl Harbor. At Radio Tokyo she conspired with Allied POW broadcasters to sabotage Japanese propaganda, and sacrificed greatly to aid the POWs with food, medicine, and Allied news.

Although investigated and released by the U.S. Army, post-war America was hungry to seek out and punish wartime traitors, and Iva was brought to San Francisco to stand trial. Rex Gunn had served as war correspondent during the War in the Pacific and covered Iva's 1949 trial as an AP radio editor. He was intimately connected to her story, especially within the larger context of the war itself, and wrote from that privileged perspective.

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