Go for Broke: The Nisei Warriors of World War II Who Conquered Germany, Japan, and American Bigotry

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Japanese-Americans were forcefully removed from their homes and businesses, and placed in "relocation" camps throughout the West. With countless instances of "Gestapo-like" tactics used against them, no one would have faulted them for being bitter or angry at the country that held them captive. Instead, the remarkable story of these Nesei (first generation Japanese born outside of Japan) warriors explains why they were eager to defend their American homeland, and how they became the most decorated fighting unit ...
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Overview

Japanese-Americans were forcefully removed from their homes and businesses, and placed in "relocation" camps throughout the West. With countless instances of "Gestapo-like" tactics used against them, no one would have faulted them for being bitter or angry at the country that held them captive. Instead, the remarkable story of these Nesei (first generation Japanese born outside of Japan) warriors explains why they were eager to defend their American homeland, and how they became the most decorated fighting unit ever assembled in U.S. military history. Go For Broke is the incredible story of how these soldiers, known as the purple Heart Battlalion," helped liberate Europe, the Pacific, and America from its pervasive and systemic bigotry.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780979689611
  • Publisher: American Legacy Media
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 323,340
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2007

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    Japanese-Americans were forcefully removed from their homes and businesses and placed in ¿relocation¿ camps. No one would have faulted them for being bitter or angry, but these incredible soldiers had something to prove. Known as the ¿Purple Heart Battalion,¿ they became the most decorated fighting unit ever assembled. In the process, they helped liberate Europe, the Pacific, and America from its pervasive and systemic bigotry. Go For Broke tells the compelling stories of the heroes of the Nisei Americans (first generation Japanese born outside of Japan). These stories must not be forgotten, and how this book tell the stories makes it a great book for libraries, and other collectors.

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