Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II

Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II

Richard Reeves


A LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK instances ebook assessment EDITOR'S selection Bestselling writer Richard Reeves presents an authoritative account of the internment of greater than 120,000 Japanese-Americans and jap extraterrestrial beings in the course of international battle II

“Highly readable . . . [A] bright and instructive reminder of what battle and worry can do to civilized people.” ―Evan Thomas, The ny instances e-book Review

After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt signed an government order that compelled greater than 120,000 jap americans into primitive camps for the remainder of warfare. Their in simple terms crime: taking a look just like the enemy.

In Infamy, acclaimed historian Richard Reeves promises a sweeping narrative of this atrocity. males we frequently ponder heroes―FDR, Earl Warren, Edward R. Murrow―were therefore villains. We additionally examine of internees who joined the army to struggle for the rustic that had imprisoned their households, whilst others fought for his or her rights the entire solution to the excellent court docket. the center of the e-book, notwithstanding, tells the poignant tales of these who persevered years in “war relocation camps,” lots of whom suffered this injustice with amazing grace.

Racism and battle hysteria resulted in one of many darkest episodes in American heritage. yet by way of improving the prior, Infamy has given voice to those that eventually helped the state higher comprehend the real that means of patriotism.

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