Eve of a Hundred Midnights

Eve of a Hundred Midnights


The unforgettable true story of two married journalists on an island-hopping run for their lives across the Pacific after the Fall of Manila during World War II—a saga of love, adventure, and danger.

On New Year’s Eve, 1941, just three weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese were bombing the Philippine capital of Manila, where journalists Mel and Annalee Jacoby had married just a month earlier. The couple had worked in China as members of a tight community of foreign correspondents with close ties to Chinese leaders; if captured by invading Japanese troops, they were certain to be executed. Racing to the docks just before midnight, they barely escaped on a freighter—the beginning of a tumultuous journey that would take them from one island outpost to another. While keeping ahead of the approaching Japanese, Mel and Annalee covered the harrowing war in the Pacific Theater—two of only a handful of valiant and dedicated journalists reporting from the region.

Supported by deep historical research, extensive interviews, and the Jacobys’ personal letters, Bill Lascher recreates the Jacobys’ thrilling odyssey and their love affair with the Far East and one another. Bringing to light their compelling personal stories and their professional life together, Eve of a Hundred Midnights is a tale of an unquenchable thirst for adventure, of daring reportage at great personal risk, and of an enduring romance that blossomed in the shadow of war.

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  • 001 Eve of a Hundred Midnights
    Duration: 20s
  • 002 Prologue
    Duration: 16min
  • 003 Chapter 01
    Duration: 59min
  • 004 Chapter 02
    Duration: 56min
  • 005 Chapter 03
    Duration: 48min
  • 006 Chapter 04
    Duration: 47min
  • 007 Chapter 05
    Duration: 37min
  • 008 Chapter 06
    Duration: 54min
  • 009 Chapter 07
    Duration: 37min
  • 010 Chapter 08
    Duration: 01h08min
  • 011 Chapter 09
    Duration: 58min
  • 012 Chapter 10
    Duration: 01h14min
  • 013 Chapter 11
    Duration: 01h13min
  • 014 Chapter 12
    Duration: 43min
  • 015 Chapter 13
    Duration: 39min
  • 016 Epilogue
    Duration: 15min
  • 017 Credits
    Duration: 39s
  • sample
    Duration: 01min