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Rising sons : the Japanese American GIs who fought for the United States in World War II

Author: Bill Yenne
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Pays tribute to the service of Japanese-American soldiers during World War II, focusing on the members of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, many of whom came from U.S. internment camps and fought while their families remained confined at home.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Yenne
ISBN: 9780312354640 0312354649
OCLC Number: 122261832
Description: xii, 302 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Pearl Harbor, a cultural crossroads --
2. Coming to America --
3. The morning after --
4. We need you after all --
5. Linguists on the horns of a paradox --
6. Expanding their numbers --
7. Going overseas --
8. Veterans becoming heroes --
9. From Cassino to the gates of Rome --
10. The 442nd on the offensive --
11. Closing in on the Arno --
12. On the other side of the world --
13. They also served --
14. Frank Merrill's Samurai --
15. In the darkness of the Vosges --
16. The story of the lost battalion --
17. La Houssière and beyond --
18. The spring offensive --
19. The irony of Dachau --
20. To Genoa and victory --
21. Final actions in the Pacific --
22. Frank Fujita and the other lost battalion --
23. The last man in --
24. The military intelligence service in Japan --
25. After the war --
Epilogue --
Appendix 1. Japanese American recipients of the Medal of Honor during World War II --
Appendix 2. List of internment camps --
Appendix 3. Text of the Presidential unit citations awarded to the 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
Responsibility: Bill Yenne.
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With research and interviews, the author honours the Japanese-Americans of the Greatest Generation, men willing to lay down their lives for a country they were uncertain would ever accept them again.  Read more...

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