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Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II

Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

By Brown, Daniel James

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat, a gripping World War II saga of patriotism and courage: the special Japanese-American Army unit that overcame brutal odds in Europe; their families, incarcerated in camps 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 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. 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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ISBN 9780593414392
Publisher Diversified Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
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ISBN-13 9780593414392
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Diversified Publishing
Imprint Random House Large Print
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
 › 3 other possible formats available
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Brown, Daniel James
Category Biography & Autobiography
World History: Second World War
Military History
Ethnic Studies
Multicultural Studies
Black studies
Equal Opportunities
Battles & Campaigns
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 832
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 35mm
Dewey Code 940.54127309
Weight 777g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress United States, Large type books, World War, 1939-1945 - Participation, Japanese American, World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Europe, World War, 1939-1945 - Regimental histories - United States
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade