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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Cook Memorial Library - La Grande .

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Summary:

They came from across the continent and Hawaii. Their parents taught them to embrace both their Japanese heritage and the ways of their American homeland. They faced bigotry, yet they believed in their bright futures as American citizens. But within days of Pearl Harbor, the FBI was ransacking their houses and locking up their fathers. Within months, many would themselves be living in internment camps. Based on extensive interviews with the families of the protagonists as well as deep archival research, this is an unforgettable chronicle of war-time America and the battlefields of Europe. It portrays the kaleidoscopic journey of four Japanese-American families and their sons, who volunteered for 442nd Regimental Combat Team and were deployed to France, Germany, and Italy, where they were asked to do the near impossible. But it is also the story of these soldiers' parents, immigrants who were forced to shutter the businesses, surrender their homes, and submit to life in concentration camps on U.S. soil. Woven throughout is the chronicle of a brave young man, one of a cadre of patriotic resisters who stood up against their government in defense of their own rights. Whether fighting on battlefields or in courtrooms, these were Americans under unprecedented strain, doing what Americans do best--striving, resisting, pushing back, rising up, standing on principle, laying down their lives, and enduring.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande CD 940.54 B81 (Text) 35178001852485 Audio Audiobook CD Branch_Only_3months 06/16/2021 Checked out 08/10/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525531180
  • ISBN: 0525531181
  • Physical Description: 14 audio discs (approximately 17 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Penguin Audio, [2021].

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Louis Ozawa.
Summary, etc.:
They came from across the continent and Hawaii. Their parents taught them to embrace both their Japanese heritage and the ways of their American homeland. They faced bigotry, yet they believed in their bright futures as American citizens. But within days of Pearl Harbor, the FBI was ransacking their houses and locking up their fathers. Within months, many would themselves be living in internment camps. Based on extensive interviews with the families of the protagonists as well as deep archival research, this is an unforgettable chronicle of war-time America and the battlefields of Europe. It portrays the kaleidoscopic journey of four Japanese-American families and their sons, who volunteered for 442nd Regimental Combat Team and were deployed to France, Germany, and Italy, where they were asked to do the near impossible. But it is also the story of these soldiers' parents, immigrants who were forced to shutter the businesses, surrender their homes, and submit to life in concentration camps on U.S. soil. Woven throughout is the chronicle of a brave young man, one of a cadre of patriotic resisters who stood up against their government in defense of their own rights. Whether fighting on battlefields or in courtrooms, these were Americans under unprecedented strain, doing what Americans do best--striving, resisting, pushing back, rising up, standing on principle, laying down their lives, and enduring.
System Details Note:
Compact discs.
Subject: United States. Army. Regimental Combat Team, 442nd.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Europe.
Japanese American soldiers > History > 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 > Participation, Japanese American.
World War, 1939-1945 > Regimental histories > United States.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Sound recordings.

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