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The Resource Facing the mountain : a true story of Japanese American heroes in World War II, Daniel James Brown

Facing the mountain : a true story of Japanese American heroes in World War II, Daniel James Brown

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Facing the mountain : a true story of Japanese American heroes in World War II
Title
Facing the mountain
Title remainder
a true story of Japanese American heroes in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Daniel James Brown
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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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contains biographical information
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DLC
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1951-
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Brown, Daniel James
Dewey number
940.54/12730923956
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D769.31 442nd
LC item number
.B76 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Japanese American soldiers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Facing the mountain : a true story of Japanese American heroes in World War II, Daniel James Brown
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 487-522) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1248726611
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 540 pages
Isbn
9780525557401
Lccn
2020053098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1248726611
Label
Facing the mountain : a true story of Japanese American heroes in World War II, Daniel James Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 487-522) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1248726611
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 540 pages
Isbn
9780525557401
Lccn
2020053098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1248726611

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