This book is the story of Japanese American citizen's participation in and experience with the events of WorldWar II and the Korean War, not only as the brave soldiers they turned out to be, but as loyal citizens who who were often distrusted, discriminated against and actually incarcerated and otherwise deprived of their civil rights.
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Historian Edwin M. Nakasone is a University of Minnesota graduate and a long time member of the history faculty of Century College, White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Born and raised in Hawaii, he witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor, Wheeler Army Airfield, and Schofield Barracks on December 7, 1941. He served in the United States Army as an interpreter during the Occupation of Japan in 1947-1948. He is a retired colonel, United States Army. Professor Nakasone teaches World War II history, Asian history and Asian Pacific American history. He has travelled widely, authored many papers, several books, and produced several videos on WWII. He was the recipient of two Fulbright grants, one to Japan in 1965 and the other to India in 1981. His popular "Pearl Harbor Remembered" dramatization has been widely acclaimed and it has been presented to hundreds of schools, colleges, clubs, military and veterans groups, community service clubs, chambers of commerce and history organizations.Review:
The Nisei Soldier is a highly recommended addition to any perosnal, professional, academic or community library WWII history collection. --The Midwest Book Review
Most of us remember history books and thick volumnes filled with endless dates and places to memorize and chapters that were hundreds of pages. While ...Nakasone's book...definitely qualifies as history, it doesn't fit any of those negative stereotypes. You could read the book in one sitting, but you 'd probably remember its content the rest of your life. --Paul Wahl, Correspondent, White Bear Press, White Bear Lake, Mn.
"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 conflic through the eyes of one's foes. --Robert Geise, Professor of History
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Book Description J-Press Pub, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11193092206X
Book Description J-Press Pub. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 193092206X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1878850