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The Eagles of Heart Mountain : a true story of football, incarceration, and resistance in World War II America /

Pearson, Bradford (author.).

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  • 5 of 6 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kershaw County Library System.

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Kershaw - Bethune Library 940.53 PEA (Text) 33255003661908 Adult New Book Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1982107030
  • ISBN: 9781982107031
  • Physical Description: print
    x, 388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, [2021]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-373) and index.
Summary, etc.: 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. In the spring of 1942, the United States government forced 120,000 Japanese Americans from their homes in California, Oregon, Washington, and Arizona 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. Behind barbed wire fences, 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—yet there was little hope. That is, until the fall of 1943, when 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. Amid all this excitement, American politics continued to disrupt their lives as the federal government drafted men from the camps for the front lines—including some of the Eagles. As the team’s second season kicked off, the young men faced a choice to either join the Army or resist the draft. Teammates were divided, and some were jailed for their decisions. The Eagles of Heart Mountain honors the resilience of extraordinary heroes and the power of sports in a sweeping and inspirational portrait of one of the darkest moments in American history.-- Publisher.
Subject: High school athletes -- Wyoming -- History
Football teams -- Wyoming -- History
World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Wyoming
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
Heart Mountain Relocation Center (Wyo.)

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