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Just Americans: How Japanese Americans Won a War at Home and Abroad Hardcover – Bargain Price, May 18, 2006
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"Timely, thoughtful, and meticulously researched ... Asahina re-creates the battles in impressively painstaking detail." -- The New York Times Book Review
Selected by the Washington Post Book World as Best Nonfiction of 2006. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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He has been Senior Vice President, Deputy Publisher, and Editor in Chief of Broadway Books; President and Publisher of the Adult Publishing Group of Golden Books; and a Vice President and Senior Editor at Simon & Schuster. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program at New York University; an editor at George, Harper's, The New York Times Book Review, GEO, and The Public Interest; a film critic for The New Leader and The American Spectator, and a theater critic for The Hudson Review. His articles and reviews have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Art International, Yale Theater, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, Washington Post Book World, and other periodicals.
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Top Customer Reviews
It is also well-researched, thoroughly sourced and cited, and brings the history up to current levels, including the awarding of the long overdue Medals of Honor to the AJA soldiers. It also discusses the analogies drawn with the post 9/11 environment in the US.
It doesn't cover all of the AJA experience in detail, primarily focusing on the European Theater and the US mainland, but I'd recommend it highly as a first book for anyone interested in this subject. It cites many books and reference materials for interested readers that you can follow up.
I did not give a five star rating because of the long description at the end of the book where the author brings in many different ways to prove the incompetence of government and military leaders in creating the internments. Some of this was interesting and worthy, but most had been well-demonstrated by that point in the book.
I am a better person for having read this book.
Brian E Yamamoto
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was very interesting to read about the service of Japanese Americans during WW2.Published 9 months ago by P. Welch
I have read numerous accounts of the 100th Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat team. These soldiers and veterans desire all the acclaim they receive. Read morePublished on January 18, 2014 by Terry Granade
You think you have it tough...this book will add some perspective to your life. This is a story of shunned Americans that fought with great tenactity and who earned their place in... Read morePublished on November 25, 2013 by Jorge A. Ramirez
The book is well-researched on the subject of those of us who were interned in various "Internment Camps" during WWII and the reasons why Japanese Americans overcame - on... Read morePublished on September 18, 2013 by momo
This book is one of the best I've read on this topic. From home and overseas it gives a clear and personal picture of what these Americans went through in order to servie their... Read morePublished on September 14, 2013 by Shive 1969
If you are GFB enthusiast you will really like this book. It goes into detail the movements of the 442nd/100th Battalion. Read morePublished on September 7, 2013 by D. Watanabe
Excellent story of the 442d. I got what I was looking for, a unique story about exceptional men who stepped up when their friends and families were being stepped on. Read morePublished on September 3, 2013 by Thomas Duhs
Tells the story about the brave and courageous Japanese decedents that are Americans and fought for their country . This is the story of the Go for Broke battalion.Published on August 16, 2013 by Arturo Rodriguez
This book was very good. It was a great tribute to the soldiers of the 100th/442nd. But it also provides a very good perspective of the prejudice often faced by Japanese Americans... Read morePublished on February 4, 2013 by Larry Ishii