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Sleeping on potatoes : a lumpy adventure from Manzanar to the corporate tower

Author: Carl Nomura
Publisher: Bellingham, Wash. : Erasmus Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In 1922, Carl Nomura was born in a boxcar in Deer Lodge, Montana. An indifferent student, he was challenged to do better after a teacher told him he should learn to do "something with his hands". He went on to master algebra, trigonometry and Latin and graduated from Van Nuys High school in Los Angeles just in time to be incarcerated in Manzanar with other Japanese families during World War II. After the war he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Carl Nomura; Carl Nomura
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Nomura
ISBN: 0970194730 9780970194732
OCLC Number: 54024477
Description: xiv, 248 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Carl Nomura.

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In 1922, Carl Nomura was born in a boxcar in Deer Lodge, Montana. An indifferent student, he was challenged to do better after a teacher told him he should learn to do "something with his hands". He went on to master algebra, trigonometry and Latin and graduated from Van Nuys High school in Los Angeles just in time to be incarcerated in Manzanar with other Japanese families during World War II. After the war he earned a doctorate degree in physics from the University of Minnesota and became a research physicist for Honeywell. His greatest contribution came as an executive when he established one of the finest solid state electronics organizations in the world and was hailed a leader in the field of semiconductors.
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