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The Journalist: Life and Loss in America's Secret War Paperback – Illustrated, August 11, 2020

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"A thoughtful, revealing look at the early years of the war in Vietnam from one of the first reporters to cover it. This book sits well alongside The Mark, Street Without Joy, and other essential frontline reports. Readers will feel as if they’ve been in the firefights Rose describes, an immediacy both thrilling and frightening." ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Passionate and gripping, The Journalist is the story of Jerry Rose, an acclaimed American journalist who gave his life to tell the hidden truth about the US’s involvement in the bloody, divisive Vietnam War. Profound, disturbing, and humane, The Journalist illuminates the Vietnam War in the words of a courageous, gifted man who dedicated his life to telling the truth, no matter what it cost him." ―Foreword Reviews "Jerry Rose, as a young journalist in Vietnam in the early 1960s, was an intimate witness to the beginnings of the tragedy that became America’s Vietnam War. This riveting memoir is a chronicle of ambition, war, love, and loss." ―Judy Bernstein, author of They Poured Fire on Us and Disturbed in Their Nests "Fischer's writing style gripped me from her very first words and carried me along a page-turning journey. I held my breath until the end. This is a do-not-miss piece of literary gold. An instant classic." ―Marni Freedman, founder of the San Diego Writers Festival, and author of Permission to Roar "Destined to be a Blockbuster. I have no doubt that in a few year's time, we will see Jerry's life on the big screen. It's that good." ―Carlos de los Rios, screenwriter and producer of Diablo and The Da Vinci Treasure "I am astonished by Jerry's story of courage and truth-telling, but even more so by his sister and author Lucy Rose Fischer, who is able to bring his story to life long after his death, in a fascinating read that keeps you turning the pages until the very end." ―Elizabeth Eshoo, author of Masai in the Mirror, Winds of Kilimanjaro, In Shaking the Tree, and II and III

About the Author

Jerry Rose published feature articles and photographs in Time, The New York Times, The Saturday Evening Post, New Republic, The Reporter, and other news venues. He authored two books: Reported to be Alive (Grant Wolfkill, Simon and Schuster, 1965) and Face of Anguish (Free Asia Press, 1965), a book of his photographs. He had an MA from the Iowa Writers Workshop and also published fiction in literary magazines. He is deceased and this memoir was created with the help of his sister and co-writer, Lucy Rose Fischer.

Lucy Rose Fischer, an award-winning Minnesota author, artist, and social scientist, is the author of five previous books: Linked Lives: Adult Daughters and Their Mothers (Harper and Row, 1986, translated into German); Older Minnesotans (Wilder Foundation, 1989); Older Volunteers (Sage, 1993, NSFRE Research Prize); I’m New at Being Old (Temuna Press, 2010, Independent Publishers Gold Award and Midwest Book Award); and Grow Old With Me (Temuna Press, 2019), as well as more than 100 professional research articles. She has a PhD in sociology and an MA in Asian Studies. She currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ SparkPress; Illustrated edition (August 11, 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1684630657
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1684630653
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 1 x 8.25 inches
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