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The train to Crystal City : FDR's secret prisoner exchange program and America's only family internment camp during World War II / Jan Jarboe Russell.

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  • 9 of 10 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Kershaw County Library System.

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Kershaw - Camden Library 940.53 RUS (Text) 33255003254126 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Kershaw - Elgin Library 940.53 RUS (Text) 33255003254134 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781451693669
  • Physical Description: xix, 393 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2015.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-370) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Without trial. New enemies ; Eleanor vs. Franklin ; Strangers in a small Texas town -- Destination: Crystal City. Internment without trial ; A family renunion ; The hot summer of '43 ; "Be patient" ; To be or not to be an American ; Yes-yes, no-no ; A test of faith ; The birds are crying --The equation of exchange. Trade bait ; The false passports ; Under fire ; Into Algeria ; The all-American camp ; Shipped to Japan ; Harrison's second act -- The road home. After the war ; Beyond the barbed wire ; The train from Crystal City.
Summary, etc.:
Focusing on a little-known event in American history that has long been kept quiet, a dramatic account exposes a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II where hundreds of prisoners were exchanged for other Americans behind enemy lines in Japan and Germany. --Publisher's description.
Subject: Crystal City Internment Camp (Crystal City, Tex.) > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Concentration camps > Texas > Crystal City.
World War, 1939-1945 > Evacuation of civilians > United States.
World War, 1939-1945 > Forced repatriation.
World War, 1939-1945 > Children > United States > Biography.
Iserloh, Ingrid, 1930-
Utsusjogawa, Sumi, 1929-
Japanese Americans > History > 20th century.
German Americans > History > 20th century.
Crystal City (Tex.) > History > 20th century.

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