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Facing the mountain : a true story of Japanese American heroes in World War II / Daniel James Brown.

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  • 5 of 6 copies available at SC LENDS.

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cherokee - Gaffney Library LP 940.5412 BRO (Text) 33636003212018 Adult Large Print Non-Fiction Available -
Dorchester - Summerville Branch LGPRINT 940.5412 BRO (Text) 30018006206318 Adult New Books Checked out 11/01/2021
Kershaw - Camden Library LP 940.54 BRO (Text) 33255003718922 Adult Large Print Non-Fiction Available -
York - Bookmobile 940.541 BROWN (Text) 33205012928442 Adult New Books -- Large Print Reshelving -
York - Bookmobile 940.541 BROWN (Text) 33205012928509 Adult New Books -- Large Print Available -
York - Rock Hill Branch 940.541 BROWN (Text) 33205012936023 Adult New Books -- Large Print Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593414392
  • ISBN: 059341439X
  • ISBN: 9781648382895
  • Physical Description: xxi, 804 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : Random House Large Print, ©2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 689-759) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- Shock -- Exile -- Kotonks and buddhaheads -- A thousand stitches -- To the gates of hell -- Home -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
They came from across the continent and Hawaii. Their parents taught them to embrace both their Japanese heritage and the ways of their American homeland. They faced bigotry, yet they believed in their bright futures as American citizens. But within days of Pearl Harbor, the FBI was ransacking their houses and locking up their fathers. Within months, many would themselves be living in internment camps. Based on extensive interviews with the families of the protagonists as well as deep archival research, this is an unforgettable chronicle of war-time America and the battlefields of Europe. It portrays the kaleidoscopic journey of four Japanese-American families and their sons, who volunteered for 442nd Regimental Combat Team and were deployed to France, Germany, and Italy, where they were asked to do the near impossible. But it is also the story of these soldiers' parents, immigrants who were forced to shutter the businesses, surrender their homes, and submit to life in concentration camps on U.S. soil. Woven throughout is the chronicle of a brave young man, one of a cadre of patriotic resisters who stood up against their government in defense of their own rights. Whether fighting on battlefields or in courtrooms, these were Americans under unprecedented strain, doing what Americans do best--striving, resisting, pushing back, rising up, standing on principle, laying down their lives, and enduring.
Subject: United States. Army. Regimental Combat Team, 442nd.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Europe.
Japanese American soldiers > History > 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 > Participation, Japanese American.
World War, 1939-1945 > Regimental histories > United States.
Topic Heading: Large type books.

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