The Eagles of Heart Mountain : a true story of football, incarceration, and resistance in World War II America (Book, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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The Eagles of Heart Mountain : a true story of football, incarceration, and resistance in World War II America

Author: Bradford Pearson
Publisher: New York : Atria Paperback, 2021 ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Atria Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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A painstakingly researched account details the tragic and triumphant story of the Eagles, a high school football team from Cody, Wyoming's World War II Japanese-American incarceration camp.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bradford Pearson
ISBN: 9781982107048 1982107049 9781982107031 1982107030
OCLC Number: 1294302105
Description: x, 388 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: City of good neighbors --
Twinkletoes --
Furusato --
How to make it in America --
9066 --
A question of blood --
Japanita --
58 minutes --
Kannon-sama is crying --
"Trapped like rats in a wired cage" --
Everything is going along fine --
A determined effort to see the job through --
13 days --
Warriors --
Coyotes --
Bulldogs --
4-F --
Letter from Laramie County Jail --
Boys of summer --
Chasing perfection --
November 4, 1944 --
Going about like eagles.
Other Titles: True story of football, incarceration, and resistance in World War two America
True story of football, incarceration, and resistance in World War 2 America
Responsibility: Bradford Pearson.

Abstract:

A painstakingly researched account details the tragic and triumphant story of the Eagles, a high school football team from Cody, Wyoming's World War II Japanese-American incarceration camp.

Spring, 1942. The United States government forced 120,000 Japanese Americans from their homes and sent them to incarceration camps across the West. Nearly 14,000 of them landed on the outskirts of Cody, Wyoming, at the base of Heart Mountain. They faced racism, cruelty, and frozen winters. Trying to recreate comforts from home, many established Buddhist temples and sumo wrestling pits. Kabuki performances drew hundreds of spectators. Then in fall, 1943, the camp's high school football team, the Eagles, started its first season and finished it undefeated, crushing the competition from nearby, predominantly white high schools. As the team's second season kicked off, the young men faced a choice to either join the Army or resist the draft. Parson profiles the team as teammates were divided, and some were jailed for their decisions. -- adapted from jacket

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