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Kokomo Joe : the story of the first Japanese American jockey in the United States

Author: John Christgau
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first Japanese American jockey, Kokomo Joe burst like a comet on the American horse-racing scene in the summer of 1941. As war with Japan loomed, Yoshio "Kokomo Joe" Kobuki won race after race, stirring passions far beyond merely the envy and antagonism of other jockeys. His is a story of the American dream catapulting headlong into the nightmare of a nation gripped by wartime hysteria and xenophobia. The story  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Christgau, John.
Kokomo Joe.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2009
(DLC) 2008037839
(OCoLC)245023395
Named Person: Yoshio Kobuki
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Christgau
ISBN: 9780803222793 0803222793
OCLC Number: 440810063
Notes: "A Bison original"--P. [4] of cover.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 202 p., [4] p. of plates) : ill.
Contents: The pocket baby --
Kokomo Joe --
Mister Charley --
Brilliant queen --
The Yankee Doodle boys --
Joltin' Joe --
The railbird witch --
The oriental invaders --
Lumberjacks and truckers --
Joe Btfsplk --
Miserable saboteurs --
Nipponese dynamite --
Hoover's lists --
Fibber McGee --
The whiz kid with the jive drive --
The Canadian mounties --
Chester from Gunsmoke --
Stargazers.
Responsibility: John Christgau.

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The first Japanese American jockey, Kokomo Joe burst like a comet on the American horse-racing scene in the summer of 1941. This title narrates Kobuki's rise from lowly stable boy to reigning star at  Read more...

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"Christgau masterfully unearths a story about a small man with a giant spirit struggling to realize a dream in the midst of racial hatred and war."oSatsuki Ina, producer of From a Silk Cocoon

 
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