Farewell to Manzanar;: A true story of Japanese American experience during and after the World War II internment

Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki and James D. Houston

Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1973
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FIRST EDITION, first printing, SIGNED, DATED AND INSCRIBED BY BOTH AUTHORS. Hardcover book with mylar-mounted dust jacket in good minus condition. Cover shows heavier wear, including all-over rubbing and light to moderate soiling, some superficial scratching, and all-over tanning. Heavier edgewear has led to several closed tears along the top edge. Heavy bumping to the top edge has led to several small pieces out. Boards are solid and clean, with moderate to heavier bumping to the spine and some moderate corner wear. Gilt design on cover and lettering on spine is bright, clean and unfaded. Page block is clean and solid, with some faint foxing. Hinges are strong, and binding is tight and sound. Interior pages are crisp, clean and unmarked, save for the signatures and inscription on the title page, which reads as follows: "10 Dec 1985/ To Sachi Oka,/ With best wishes, / Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston." We ship same to next business day, and we have great customer service! Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: During World War II a community called Manzanar was hastily created in the high mountain desert country of California, east of the Sierras. Its purpose was to house thousands of Japanese American internees. One of the first families to arrive was the Wakatsukis, who were ordered to leave their fishing business in Long Beach and take with them only the belongings they could carry. For Jeanne Wakatsuki, a seven-year-old child, Manzanar became a way of life in which she struggled and adapted, observed and grew. For her father it was essentially the end of his life.

At age thirty-seven, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston recalls life at Manzanar through the eyes of the child she was. She tells of her fear, confusion, and bewilderment as well as the dignity and great resourcefulness of people in oppressive and demeaning circumstances. Written with her husband, Jeanne delivers a powerful first-person account that reveals her search for the meaning of Manzanar.

Farewell to Manzanar has become a staple of curriculum in schools and on campuses across the country. Last year the San Francisco Chronicle named it one of the twentieth century’s 100 best nonfiction books from west of the Rockies.

From the Publisher: Jeanne Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar internment camp--with 10,000 other Japanese Americans. Along with searchlight towers and armed guards, Manzanar ludicrously featured cheerleaders, Boy Scouts, sock hops, baton twirling lessons and a dance band called The Jive Bombers who would play any popular song except the nation's #1 hit: "Don't Fence Me In."

Farewell To Manzanar is the true story of one spirited Japanese American family's attempt to survive the indignities of forced detention . . . and of a native-born American child who discovered what it was like to grow up behind barbed wire in the United States.

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Title: Farewell to Manzanar;: A true story of ...
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 1973
Binding: Hardcover
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