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The Resource Facing the Mountain, Daniel James Brown, (electronic resource)

Facing the Mountain, Daniel James Brown, (electronic resource)

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Facing the Mountain
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Facing the Mountain
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Daniel James Brown
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eng
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“Masterly. An epic story of four Japanese-American families and their sons who volunteered for military service and displayed uncommon heroism? Propulsive and gripping, in part because of Mr. Brown?s ability to make us care deeply about the fates of these individual soldiers...a page-turner.” ?? Wall Street Journal?? ? “ A masterwork of American history that will change the way we look at World War II."?Adam Makos, author of? A Higher Call ? From the #1? New York Times ?bestselling author of? The Boys in the Boat , a gripping World War II saga of patriotism, highlighting?the contributions and sacrifices that Japanese immigrants and their American-born children made for the sake of the nation: the courageous Japanese-American Army unit that overcame brutal odds in Europe; their families, incarcerated back home; and a young man who refused to surrender his constitutional rights, even if it meant imprisonment. ? They came from across the continent and Hawaii. Their parents taught them to embrace both their Japanese heritage and the ways of America. 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. And within months many would themselves be living behind barbed wire. Facing the Mountain is an unforgettable chronicle of war-time America and the battlefields of Europe. Based on Daniel James Brown's extensive interviews with the families of the protagonists as well as deep archival research, 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 this is more than a war story. Brown also tells 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
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Brown, Daniel James
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Military
  • Nonfiction
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Facing the Mountain, Daniel James Brown, (electronic resource)
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online
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9780525557418
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
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Label
Facing the Mountain, Daniel James Brown, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780525557418
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530b5355-e507-4a7c-af1e-21379ccbd9d3
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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