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              Facing The Mountain: The Forgotten Heroes of World War II
               

              Facing The Mountain: The Forgotten Heroes of World War II (Hardback)

              By Brown, Daniel James

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                3 Aug 21

              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 9780241356586
              Released NZ 3 Aug 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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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
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride
               

              Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride (Paperback)

              By Brown, Daniel James

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              A chronicle of the mid-nineteenth-century wagon train tragedy draws on the perspectives of one of its survivors, Sarah Graves, recounting how her new husband and she joined the Donner party on their California-bound journey and encountered violent perils, in an account that also ...offers insight into the scientific reasons that some died while others survived.
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              ISBN 9780061348112
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2010
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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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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              Draws on extensive interviews with the families of four soldiers to chronicle the special Japanese-American Army unit that overcame brutal odds in Europe while their parents were forced to surrender their homes and submit to life in concentration camps on American soil.

              ISBN 9780593414392
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
              Publisher Random House
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              The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
                

              The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Brown, Daniel James

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              Originally published: New York: Viking Penguin, 2013.

              ISBN 9780143125471
              Released NZ 27 May 2014
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
                 

              The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Brown, Daniel James

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              For readers of Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit and Unbroken, the dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic... quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936. The emotional heart of the story lies with one rower, Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not for glory, but to regain his shattered self-regard and to find a place he can call home. The crew is assembled by an enigmatic coach and mentored by a visionary, eccentric British boat builder, but it is their trust in each other that makes them a victorious
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              ISBN 9781594137792
              Released NZ 3 Jun 2014
              Publisher Large Print Press
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              The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation): The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics
               

              The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation): The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics (Hardback)

              By Brown, Daniel James

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              Out of the depths of the Great Depression comes the astonishing tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant. With rowers who were the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of... Washingtons eight-oar crew was never expected to defeat the elite East Coast teams, yet they did, going on to shock the world by challenging the German boat rowing for Adolf Hitler. --Amazon.com.
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              ISBN 9780451475923
              Released NZ 8 Sep 2015
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Party
                

              The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Party (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Brown, Daniel James; Read by Prichard, Michael

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              From the #1 bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat comes an unforgettable epic of family, tragedy, and survival on the American frontier An ideal pairing of talent and material.... Engrossing.... A deft and ambitious storyteller. - Mary Roach, New York Times Book Review In Ap...ril of 1846, twenty-one-year-old Sarah Graves, intent on a better future, set out west from Illinois with her new husband, her parents, and eight siblings. Seven months later, after joining a party of pioneers led by George Donner, they reached the Sierra Nevada Mountains as the first heavy snows of the season closed the pass ahead of them. In early December, starving and desperate, Sarah and fourteen others set out for California on snowshoes, and, over the next thirty-two days, endured almost unfathomable hardships and horrors. In this gripping narrative, New York Times bestselling author Daniel James Brown sheds new light on one of the most legendary events in American history. Following every painful footstep of Sarah's journey with the Donner Party, Brown produces a tale both spellbinding and richly informative.
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              ISBN 9781094099354
              Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins
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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 (Hardback)

              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 9780525557401
              Released NZ 11 May 2021
              Publisher Viking
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              Remando Como Un Solo Hombre (Narracion En Castellano): La Historia del Equipo de Remo Que Humillo a Hitler
                

              Remando Como Un Solo Hombre (Narracion En Castellano): La Historia del Equipo de Remo Que Humillo a Hitler (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Brown, Daniel James; Read by Coll, Miguel

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              Es esta una fascinante historia de perseverancia, superacion individual y espiritu de equipo Con origenes en la Depresion norteamericana y a pocos anos de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, Daniel James Brown narra la epopeya del equipo de ocho remeros y su timonel de la Universidad de W...ashington, y su epica mision de ganar la medalla de oro en 1936 en los Juegos Olimpicos del Berlin de Hitler. El equipo de remo estadounidense que sorprendio al mundo y que transformo este deporte atrajo la atencion de millones de personas. Fue una mision improbable desde el principio. Con un equipo compuesto por hijos de madereros, trabajadores de los astilleros y agricultores, el equipo de la Universidad de Washington no esperaba poder derrotar a los equipos de elite de la costa este y Gran Bretana; sin embargo lo hizo, y llego a sorprender al mundo al derrotar al equipo aleman de remo de Adolf Hitler. Partiendo de los propios diarios de los chicos y de los vividos recuerdos de un sueno, Brown ha creado el retrato inolvidable de una era, una celebracion de un logro notable y una cronica de busqueda personal a traves de la vision de uno de estos jovenes extraordinarios. Please note: This audiobook is in Castilian Spanish.
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              ISBN 9781713587057
              Released NZ 29 Dec 2020
              Publisher Audible Studios on Brilliance
              Interest Age General Audience
              Language (Spanish)
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