"Fascinating reading . . . appealing . . . I think because it is so personalized. Fanaticism (by both sides) that was particularly the case in the Pacific war also comes through and it is always useful (though rare) to see conflict through the eyes of one's foes. -- Robert Geise, Professor of History
Having a keen interest in WWII I found it interesting to be able to read of different perspectives and accounts of individuals involved instead of just the overall [events]. I was compelled to read each story twice! -- Luke Bockman, history student
From the Publisher
Edwin M. Nakasone brings special credentials to his task of writing The Nisei Soldier. First, as a young man, the author lived through many of the events he recounts in the book, including the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the U.S. occupation of Japan. Second, Nakasone is of Japanese ancestry himself. Third, Nakasone is a professor of history and has taught Asian-American and world War II history for over 25 years. Professor Nakasone, in The Nisei Soldier, brings to life a part of history that has been neglected-the account of Japanese-American soldiers, the Nisei, as they fought bravely for their newly adopted country despite the discrimination accorded them by the people and government of the U.S.A. Nakasones narrative is rich in descriptive detail, based not only upon his own experiences but extensive interviews he had with the soldiers of whom he writes as well.