Facing the mountain : a true story of Japanese American heroes in World War II

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[New York, New York] : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2021].
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940.5412 BROWN
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[New York, New York] : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2021].
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xx, 540 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm


Includes bibliographical references and index.
Using interviews with the families of the protagonists as well as deep archival research, Brown portrays the kaleidoscopic journey of four Japanese-American families and their sons, who volunteered for 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Deployed to France, Germany, and Italy, they were asked to do the near impossible. Brown also tells 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. 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.-- adapted from jacket