The Journalist

Life and Loss in America's Secret War

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Pub Date 11 Aug 2020 | Archive Date 02 Dec 2020

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We're really excited about this upcoming breakout book, which gives a young journalist’s behind-the-scenes view of America’s early secret involvement surrounding The Vietnam War (65th anniversary coming up on November 1). It’s getting early gold stars from book industry magazines Foreword Reviews and Kirkus! Check out what they are saying in the Advance Praise section...


Jerry Rose, a young journalist and photographer in Vietnam, exposed the secret beginnings of America’s Vietnam War in the early 1960s. Putting his life in danger, he interviewed Vietnamese villagers in a countryside riddled by a war of terror and intimidation and embedded himself with soldiers on the ground, experiences that he distilled into the first major article to be written about American troops fighting in Vietnam. His writing was acclaimed as “war reporting that ranks with the best of Ernest Hemingway and Ernie Pyle,” and in the years to follow, Time, The New York Times, The Reporter, New Republic, and The Saturday Evening Post regularly published his stories and photographs.

In spring 1965, Jerry’s friend and former doctor, Phan Huy Quat, became the new Prime Minister of Vietnam, and he invited Jerry to become an advisor to his government. Jerry agreed, hoping to use his deep knowledge of the country to help Vietnam. In September 1965, while on a trip to investigate corruption in the provinces of Vietnam, he died in a plane crash in Vietnam, leaving behind a treasure trove of journals, letters, stories, and a partially completed novel. The Journalist is the result of his sister, Lucy Rose Fischer, taking those writings and crafting a memoir in “collaboration” with her late brother—giving the term “ghostwritten” a whole new meaning.

We're really excited about this upcoming breakout book, which gives a young journalist’s behind-the-scenes view of America’s early secret involvement surrounding The Vietnam War (65th anniversary...


Advance Praise

“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


“A thoughtful, revealing look at the early years of the war in Vietnam from one of the first reporters to cover it.” – Kirkus Reviews [Starred Review]

“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


“This memoir is a must-read for those who want to see, hear, and feel Vietnam in the turbulent and secretive 1960s.” 

Professor James B. Wells, Eastern Kentucky University


“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.” –...


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Vietnam War anniversaries

Publicity firm contracted for release

Author will be speaking around the country

Virtual Book Tour

Vietnam War anniversaries


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