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The Block Manager: A True Story of Love in the Midst of Japanese American Interment Camps

The Block Manager: A True Story of Love in the Midst of Japanese American Interment Camps

by Judy Mundle

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BN ID: 2940155911876
Publisher: Open Books Press
Publication date: 05/07/2019
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Format: NOOK Book

About the Author

Judy Mundle grew up listening to the best storyteller she’s ever known: her grandfather. She’s been carrying on his legacy as a storyteller ever since. Over the years, she’s introduced Janet’s story to many others; she’s brought her to schools, book clubs, and garden clubs to share her enthralling history. In order to honor her friend, Judy has taken her storytelling to pen and paper to memorialize Janet’s life in The Block Manager. When she’s not telling stories, Judy is a certified public accountant. She graduated from Indiana University in 1977 with a BS in business administration and a concentration in accounting. She began her career as an auditor working in Chicago, followed by St. Louis and London. For the last thirty years, she has been a CFO for several small businesses and taught numerous accounting classes at local colleges. Judy and her husband, Craig, live in St. Louis and have three children and one granddaughter. She has volunteered extensively with local committees, her church, her children’s schools, the Scouts, and local charities.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Prologue

Chapter 1: Welcome to Internment Camp, 1942

Chapter 2: The FBI Investigates West Coast Japanese of Stockton, California, 1937–1941

Chapter 3: Pearl Harbor

Chapter 4: Living as Despicables

Chapter 5: Preparing for Internment

Chapter 6: Block Manager Training, Stockton Assembly Center

Chapter 7: Daily Life as a Block Manager

Chapter 8: Summer 1942

Chapter 9: Second Internment Camp: Camp Rohwer, Arkansas

Chapter 10: Life in Camp Rohwer

Chapter 11: Winter 1942

Chapter 12: Spring and Summer 1943

Chapter 13: A Wedding

Chapter 14: The No-Nos

Chapter 15: Third Internment Camp: Tule Lake

Chapter 16: A Baby Is Born

Chapter 17: Internment Camp Life as New Parents

Chapter 18: Fourth Internment Camp: Santa Fe

Chapter 19: Spring 1945: Victory in Europe

Chapter 20: Summer 1945: Victory over Japan

Chapter 21: Victory over Japan: The Aftermath

Chapter 22: Traveling to Japan

Chapter 23: Reunited

Chapter 24: Family Mansion

Chapter 25: Famine

Chapter 26: Rice Returns

Chapter 27: Homeward Bound for the United States

Chapter 28: World War II Finale

Epilogue

Bibliography

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