Facing the Mountain: An Inspiring Story of Japanese American Patriots in World War II (Libro en Ingl

$ 704.00
ISBN: 9780525557425
ISBN: 9780525557425
Editorial: Penguin Books
Autor: Brown, Daniel James
Año de edición: 2022
N° Paginas: 560
Tipo de pasta: Pasta blanda
Descripción: A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROne of NPR's "Books We Love" of 2021Longlisted for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for BiographyWinner of the Christopher Award“Masterly. An epic story of four Japanese-American families and their sons who volunteered for military service and displayed uncommon heroism… Propulsive and gripping, in part because of Mr. Brown’s ability to make us care deeply about the fates of these individual soldiers...a page-turner.” – Wall Street JournalFrom the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat, a gripping World War II saga of patriotism and resistance, focusing on four Japanese American men and their families, and the contributions and sacrifices that they made for the sake of the nation.In the days and months after Pearl Harbor, the lives of Japanese Americans across the continent and Hawaii were changed forever. In this unforgettable chronicle of war-time America and the battlefields of Europe, Daniel James Brown portrays the journey of Rudy Tokiwa, Fred Shiosaki, and Kats Miho, who volunteered for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and were deployed to France, Germany, and Italy, where they were asked to do the near impossible. Brown also tells the story of these soldiers' parents, immigrants who were forced to submit to life in concentration camps on U.S. soil. Woven throughout is the chronicle of Gordon Hirabayashi, 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.ReviewOne of Slate's "Father’s Day Gifts for Even the Hardest-to-Buy-for Dad""The story of the fearless men of the 442nd Regiment feels especially relevant, with Asian Americans once again under attack."—New York Post“Facing the Mountain is more than just the story of a group of young men whose valor helped save a country that spurned them, it's a fascinating, expertly written look at selfless heroes who emerged from one of the darkest periods of American history — soldiers the likes of which this country may never see again.”—NPR.org“Masterly… An epic story of four Japanese-American families and their sons who volunteered for military service and displayed uncommon heroism and grit to serve their country... propulsive and gripping read… it’s a page-turner—a testament to Mr. Brown’s storytelling gifts.”—Wall Street Journal“Brown combines history with humanity in a tense, tender and well-researched study of the lives disrupted and disregarded by misperceptions and misinformation. Facing the Mountain is ‘not a story about victims,’ as Brown writes. Rather, ‘It’s a story of victors, of people striving, resisting, rising up, standing on principle, laying down their lives, enduring and prevailing.”—San Francisco Chronicle“Facing the Mountain… promises the story of the legendary 442nd Infantry Regiment during World War II. It delivers much more…Daniel James Brown shows us what America looks like to an immigrant or member of an ethnic minority….Brown’s vivid narrative tells a more important story about heroism and sacrifice, one that should be read by anyone who hopes to understand more about ‘the greatest generation’ and American history"—Army Magazine“This is a masterwork of American history that will change the way we look at World War II. You don’t just read a Daniel James Brown story—you go there. Facing the Mountain is lump-in-the-throat territory, page after page."—Adam Makos, author of A Higher Call"Daniel James Brown has a way of wrapping himself around a big and complicated subject with such subtlety and grace that we don’t at first realize how fast the pages are turning, or how much fascinating material we've absorbed. In Facing the Mountain, all the skills of this master storyt
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