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Author Carlson, Elliot, 1936- author.

Title Stanley Johnston's blunder : the reporter who spilled the secret behind the U.S. victory at Midway / Elliot Carlson
Published Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2017]
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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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Johnston, Stanley -- Trials, litigation, etc
Johnston, Stanley.
Johnston, Stanley.
Chicago Tribune (Firm) -- Trials, litigation, etc
Leaks (Disclosure of information) -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Midway, Battle of, 1942.
War correspondents -- United States -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Censorship.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Journalists.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Press coverage.
Leaks (Disclosure of information)
Press coverage.
War correspondents.
Midway Islands.
United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017037958
ISBN 1682472744
Other Titles Reporter who spilled the secret behind the U.S. victory at Midway