Wake Me If There's Trouble by Denis Warner, Vietnam War, WWII, Korea, Hiroshima
A correspondent at the front line - Asia at war and peace 1944-1964. Warner, an Australian, was at the front line of reporting for much of the 20 years of tumultuous Asian history covered by his book. He made three amphibious landings with the U.S. Marines in the Pacific in 1944, flew on the first Superfortress raid on Tokyo, and was with the U.S. fleet for the last great naval battle of the war. This book is a personal account of those years. They were exciting times. New leaders were emerging to take Asia on its new path. Warner got to know many of them — Shigeru Yoshida in Japan, Syngman Rhee in South Korea, Chiang Kai-shek and his wife in Taiwan, Nehru in India, Ngo Dinh Diem in Vietnam, the young Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore.
Paperback published in 1995. 1st Ed, 1st printing. Copy in GC, previous owner's name sticker on front free end page and publisher's stamp on title page, pages lightly tanned, very light edge wear, crisp and clean throughout. Handsome copy.
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