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Over a hundred intercepts and reports are included. All but part of one of which were omitted, ignored, left out or unknown to the Commission on the Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians,
A reader need not agree with President Roosevelts decision to evacuate to realize that a serious security problem existed on the West Coast. Imperial Japan, notorious at the time for using overseas Japanese to secure its intelligence, by May 1941 had resident Japanese watching the Los Angeles Harbor and the Mexican Border; had Japanese Americans working in aircraft plants to gather intelligence and had made contacts with Japanese Americans in the U.S. Army for the same purpose. And this was just a small part of it five months before Pearl Harbor.
Lowman also critiques the operation of the CWRIC, the courts and the congress, all of which failed in their quest for the truth.
For those willing to review the material and come to their own judgment rather than blindly subscribing to the politically correct version of the event, this book is a real eye opener.
Magic tells it like it was. It reveals the real story behind what one historian claims to be the most lied about event in American history. No wonder Publishers Weekly thought it was poorly edited and not worth buying.
Makes a very strong case. Shows congressional committees were a joke even 30 years ago. Lowman does jump to the conclusion the reparations all went to underserving people. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Dr. Know
Very fascinating book about a little known subject with US intelligence during WWII.Published 1 month ago by Marian Witherow
It reads like a mystery . I've read a lot about WW II, particularly the Pacific War, and this provides a lot of details - not just details, but excitement. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Gerald Greenfield
This is a fascinating book, and an impressive assemblage of facts and documentary evidence by a genuine expert in the area. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Tom
Canada and Mexico had already done the same evacuations from the coastal areas, as a prudent, emergency war-time measure. Neither J. Edgar Hoover (FBI), nor the U.S. Read morePublished on January 30, 2012 by John H.
I wonder why Lowman doesn't mention in his book about his testimony under cross examination under oath in Federal Court in the early 80's pertaining to Hirabishi & Korematsu Coram... Read morePublished on July 23, 2010 by Brian D. Gray
Great book for understanding why Japanese Americans, and even German/Italian Americans were put in relocation camps. A majority of them were spies. Read morePublished on March 1, 2006 by A. Weiss
As I write this review, their is a big flack in the news about an Arab company having won the contract to manage several of America's ports. Read morePublished on February 28, 2006 by John Matlock
I like how the book persents the documents and allows for the reader to decide for themselves. I thought the photos of internment camp life were astounding, as well. Read morePublished on February 10, 2005 by Thinking Girl