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Facing The Mountain

Facing The Mountain (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Brown, Daniel James

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat comes the gripping untold story of one of the most heroic units that fought in World War II On December 7th 1941, the Japanese Navy bombed Pearl Harbor. For many Americans, the surprise attack was a call to arm...s - but for the soldier sons of Japanese-American immigrant parents, it brought prejudice and scrutiny over where their loyalties lay. In Facing the Mountain, Daniel James Brown tells the unforgettable story of the Japanese-American men who volunteered for the US Army's 442nd Regimental Combat Team and displayed incredible courage on the brutal battlefields of Europe. Achieving the impossible in often near-suicidal missions, including rescuing a 'lost battalion' surrounded by Nazis in the French mountains, the 442nd went on to become one of the most decorated units in US history. Yet at the same time, their parents were put in camps and stripped of their livelihoods, and an equally brave battle was being fought in the courtroom back home. A cinematic tour de force, Facing the Mountain puts a real-life band of brothers in the history books where they belong and reminds us that victory is rarely as simple as we think.
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ISBN 9780241356593
Released NZ 11 May 2021
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780241356593
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Viking
Released 11 May 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Brown, Daniel James
Category History
World History: Second World War
Military History
Naval Forces & Warfare
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 560
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 40mm
Dewey Code 940.541273
Weight 700g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress 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
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly