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Nisei soldiers break their silence : coming home to Hood River

Author: Linda Tamura
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2012.
Series: Scott and Laurie Oki series in Asian American studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence is a compelling story of courage, community, endurance, and reparation. It shares the experiences of Japanese Americans (Nisei) who served in the U.S. Army during World War II, fighting on the front lines in Italy and France, serving as linguists in the South Pacific, and working as cooks and medics. The soldiers were from Hood River, Oregon, where their families were landowners  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oregon authors
Biography
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Tamura
ISBN: 9780295992099 0295992093
OCLC Number: 783520848
Description: xx, 346 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Oral history methodology --
Introduction. --
Part I. Early years: 1. "Growing up in two worlds" : balancing Japanese America --
2. "Nice people so long as they are in a minority" : the Japanese American community in Hood River. --
Part II. World War II: 3. 'Why didn't you tell us the war was coming?" : community fallout from Pearl Harbor --
4. "Fighting the good Uncle Sam" : Nisei enter the military --
5. "The two-sided sword" : wartime changes for Japanese American families --
6. "Getting shot from ahead of us and behind us" : war in the South Pacific --
7. "From somewhere in Europe" : war in Europe --
8. "I've got a lot of fighting to do right here" : charged with willful disobedience --
9. "Discard my uniform for good" : the end of the war. --
Part III. After the war: 10. "No Japes wanted in Hood River" : the Hood River situation --
11. "Ninety percent are against the Japs" : veterans and their families return --
12. "You could feel it" : resettling in the community and elsewhere --
13. "Time is a good healer" : rebuilding --
14. "Guilty of courage" : discipline barrack boys' appeals. --
Part IV. Today: 15. "Opening the closets of history" : the community today --
16. No "ordinary soldiers" : the patriot test. --
Afterword --
Notes --
Selected bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Scott and Laurie Oki series in Asian American studies.
Responsibility: Linda Tamura.

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Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence is a much-needed account of a crucial period in Japanese American history. . . . Linda Tamura's clearly written, discerning, and engaging book deserves careful Read more...

 
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