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When the Akimotos Went to War: An Untold Story Of Family, Patriotism and Sacrifice During World War II

Title:
When the Akimotos Went to War: An Untold Story Of Family, Patriotism and Sacrifice During World War II
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
Stock:
Low stock
GPO Stock Number:
052-088-00001-1
ISBN:
9780979026645
Description

An American story of heroism in the face of discrimination

The newly released non-fiction book, When the Akimotos Went to War: An untold story of family, patriotism and sacrifice during World War II, captures the story of three Japanese American brothers—Victor, Johnny, and Ted Akimoto—who volunteered for military service while their family members were forced into an internment camp. Despite the nation-wide fear of the Nisei—the first generation of Japanese children born in the United States who were American citizens—the Akimoto brothers pledged their loyalty and bravery to the U.S. military, wanting to prove that being an American ran deeper than race.

Other related products:

Nisei Linguists: Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service During World War II -print paperback format can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-029-00432-1
ePub eBook format can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/999-000-33332-4

World War II collection can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/us-military-history/battles-wars/world...

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreward by ABMC Secretary Max Cleland

Battlefields of France, October 1944

Captives in France, October 1944

Missing in Action, October 1944

Wounded POW, November 1944

Battle of the Lost Battalion, October 1944

Bad Orb, January 1945

Seizing Bad Orb, April 1945

Acknowledgments

Dedication

The Akimoto Family, 1870–1941

Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941

Fort Warren, Wyoming, 1942

Captives in America, 1942–1943

The Akimoto Brothers Go to War, 1943

Italy, 1944

Johnny Will Never Come Marching Home, 1944

Victor in Italy and France, 1944

Amputation, 1944

Ted Goes to Japan, 1945

Postwar: What Brothers Do

Lorraine American Cemetery, 2015

Postscript: Understanding Sacrifice

Epilogue

Endnotes

Bibliography

Inde

Audience

This story will engage middle school students and above to identify and understand the struggles that Japanese-American soldiers endured during World War II. This content will help students expand their knowledge about U.S. history to include an understanding of training camps, shipping out overseas, loss of life, and prisoner of war camps during World War II.

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.com! 

Jill rated it 5 out of 5 stars and she had this to say about the book: "Very clear photographs and map accompany this story about Americans of Japanese descent military service during World War II.  A collection of telegrams, letters, and sidebars trace the deployments of Victor, Johnny, and Ted Akimoto while the rest of the family was incarcerated in internment camps.  This book is written for students with reading comprehension of an eighth grade level or higher.  Endnotes, a bibliography, and index are included."

Luke Moberg also rated it 5 out of 5 stars (Feb. 20, 2017)

Peter Kempenich rated it 4 out of five stars (April 11, 2016)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30780729-when-the-akimotos-went-to-war

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$15.00
International Price:
$21.00
Publisher:
American Battle Monuments Commission
Author:
  • Elms, Matthew
Year/Pages:
2015: 152 p.; ill.
Notes:
9780979026645 is on the PDF on the Internet.
Key Phrases:
  • World War II
  • Japanese Americans
  • Untold Story of Family, Patriotism and Sacrifice During World War II
  • Akimoto Family
Weight:
0.375
Quantity Price:
Discount
Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
04/12/2016
Last Status Update:
03/16/2017
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