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Hawaii Homefront: Life in the Islands During World War II

Simpson, Mackinnon

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ISBN 10: 1573062812 / ISBN 13: 9781573062817
Editorial: Bess Press, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2008
Usado Condición: Fine Hardcover
Librería: WHITNEY'S BOOKSHELF (Tonopah, NV, Estados Unidos de America)

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1573062812 No marks or damage from past owners, not a former library book, not a remainder or book club, no jacket, Glossy illustrated Hardcover. This book tells the story of Life in Hawai'i during World War II. Hawai'i was both a home front and a war zone, the only American territory to have that distinction. Almost 40% of the Islands' permanent population was of Japanese heritage-some 140,000 people-and were classified as "enemy aliens" by the federal government, despite the majority of them being American citizens. A few men who believed in their loyalty defied the feds and kept them from. internment camps of the mainland. Well over a million men and women-both service members and war workers-passed through these Islands during the war. The book is profusely illustrated and many of the images have rarely, if ever, been previously published. All books shipped within 24 hours with U.S. Postal Service Delivery Confirmation, each order is packaged in a new box with bubble wrap, and always your satisfaction is guaranteed. N° de ref. de la librería 015852

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Título: Hawaii Homefront: Life in the Islands During...

Editorial: Bess Press, Honolulu, Hawaii

Año de publicación: 2008

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Edición: 1st Edition.

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Hawaii Homefront: Life in the Islands During World War II grew out of many long conversations with those who experienced the era firsthand, from civilian war workers at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard and the "Underground" at Red Hill to Navy pilots stationed at Kaneohe and Hilo Bay; from housewives and Red Cross volunteers to Provost Marshall Frank Steer who ran the Islands under martial law; from submariners who partied at the Royal Hawaiian between war patrols to HRT trolley bus operators trundling young men to th "boogie houses" in Chinatown; and from members of the 100th and 442nd who fought ferociously to prove their patriotism and then came home determined to improve life in Hawaii for everyone. Long before this book had any photos or paintings or maps, it had the collective memories of those whose lives changed forever on December 7.

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Author/designer MacKinnon Simpson has been a writer since getting an A on a "What I did on my Summer Vacation" report in 3rd grade. That two-room school , in Pottersville, N.J., was a mile's walk down a dirt road from the tiny family farm in the hollow where he grew up. As a kid, he'd spend winter evenings hanging out in the shadows back of the pot belly stove at Lindaberry's General Store - a coal-burning cast iron stove whose silhouette bore a striking resemblance to storekeeper George C. Lindaberry. The hot stove was a magnet for old-timers - farmers and townsmen alike - reminiscing on good crops and bad, blizzards and droughts, shivarees and shotgun weddings, muskrat traplines and the occasional jacked-out-of-season twelve-point buck. An alumnus of that little school in Pottersville, and later Newark Academy and Princeton, along the way Simpson acquired a reverence for traditions and history and memories that has remained with him through some four decades - and 20-plus book projects - in the Islands. He has been collecting ideas, stories, and images for Hawaii Homefront for decades and also recently finished USS Arizona: Warship, Tomb, Monument, also for Bess Press. Simpson's two previous books each won the Historic Preservation Honor Award presented by Historic Hawai'i Foundation.

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