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The Resource Stanley Johnston's blunder : the reporter who spilled the secret behind the U.S. Navy's victory at Midway, Elliot Carlson

Stanley Johnston's blunder : the reporter who spilled the secret behind the U.S. Navy's victory at Midway, Elliot Carlson

Label
Stanley Johnston's blunder : the reporter who spilled the secret behind the U.S. Navy's victory at Midway
Title
Stanley Johnston's blunder
Title remainder
the reporter who spilled the secret behind the U.S. Navy's victory at Midway
Statement of responsibility
Elliot Carlson
Title variation
Reporter who spilled the secret behind the U.S. victory at Midway
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Elliot Carlson tells of Stanley Johnston, a Chicago Tribune reporter who exposed a vitally important secret during World War II. After Johnston is embarked in the USS Lexington during the Battle of the Coral Sea, he is assigned to a cabin on the rescue ship Barnett where messages from Pacific Fleet commander Admiral Chester Nimitz are circulated. One reveals the order of battle of Imperial Japanese Navy forces advancing on Midway Atoll. Johnston shares this info in a 7 June 1942 Chicago Tribune front-page story. Navy officials fear the Japanese will discover the article, realize their code has been cracked, and quickly change it. Drawing on seventy-five-year-old testimony never before released, Carlson describes the grand jury room where jurors convened by the FDR administration consider charges that Johnston violated the Espionage Act. Using FBI files, U.S. Navy records, archival materials from the Chicago Tribune, and Japanese sources, Carlson at last brings to light the full story of Stanley Johnston's trial."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carlson, Elliot
Dewey number
940.54/26699
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnston, Stanley
  • Johnston, Stanley
  • Chicago Tribune (Firm)
  • Midway, Battle of, 1942
  • War correspondents
  • Leaks (Disclosure of information)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Stanley Johnston's blunder : the reporter who spilled the secret behind the U.S. Navy's victory at Midway, Elliot Carlson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mystery in Washington -- A date with Lady Lex -- Guts and glory -- A room with a view -- Hold the presses! -- Aid and comfort to the enemy -- Moments of truth -- The gathering storm -- A beautiful mess -- Johnston and Seligman: men in the middle -- Full speed ahead -- McCormick and Knox: showdown -- The Grand Jury decides -- Fortunes of war -- Did the Japanese know?
Control code
on1000150355
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 312 pages, 24 unnumberd pages of plates
Isbn
9781591146797
Lccn
2017024861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1000150355
Label
Stanley Johnston's blunder : the reporter who spilled the secret behind the U.S. Navy's victory at Midway, Elliot Carlson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mystery in Washington -- A date with Lady Lex -- Guts and glory -- A room with a view -- Hold the presses! -- Aid and comfort to the enemy -- Moments of truth -- The gathering storm -- A beautiful mess -- Johnston and Seligman: men in the middle -- Full speed ahead -- McCormick and Knox: showdown -- The Grand Jury decides -- Fortunes of war -- Did the Japanese know?
Control code
on1000150355
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 312 pages, 24 unnumberd pages of plates
Isbn
9781591146797
Lccn
2017024861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1000150355

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