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In Defense of Our Neighbors: The Walt and Milly Woodward Story
     

In Defense of Our Neighbors: The Walt and Milly Woodward Story

by Mary Woodward, David Guterson (Foreword by)
 

At the start of WWII, the Seattle suburb of Bainbridge Island was 10% Japanese-American, an ethnic community fully integrated into a small town way of life. Walt and Milly Woodward, publishers of the island's community newspaper, fought the forced internment of their neighbors, and helped the island community grapple with their exile. Mary Woodward tells her

Overview

At the start of WWII, the Seattle suburb of Bainbridge Island was 10% Japanese-American, an ethnic community fully integrated into a small town way of life. Walt and Milly Woodward, publishers of the island's community newspaper, fought the forced internment of their neighbors, and helped the island community grapple with their exile. Mary Woodward tells her parents' story, fully illustrated with period photographs and documents. This brave, principled couple remain heroes to the Japanese-American community — the story of their fight helps us comprehend how precious our civil liberties are, and how easily they can be lost.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780974951072
Publisher:
Fenwick Publishing Group Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
10.32(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

Meet the Author

A graduate of history from Whitman College and former history teacher, Mary Woodward is the daughter of the late Walt and Milly Woodward. She is a frequent lecturer and columnist on the history and politics of the internment, is active in the preservation of Bainbridge Island history, has been a leader in the creation of Bainbridge Island Nikkei WWII Internment and Exclusion Memorial, and has a singular bond with the Japanese-American community on Bainbridge Island and abroad.

David Guterson's "Snow Falling on Cedars" won the PEN/Faulkner Award and the American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award, among others. He is a contributing editor at "Harper's" magazine and lives on an island in Puget Sound.

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