Author: C. Douglas Sterner
The Greatest Story of American Heroism from World War II
In 1942, the U.S. government forcibly removed Japanese Americans from their homes and businesses on the West Coast and placed them in "relocation" camps throughout the West. With countless instances of Gestapo-like tactics used against them, no one would have faulted them for being bitter or angry at the country that held them captive. Instead, the remarkable story of the Nisei (second-generation Japanese American) warriors explains why they were eager to defend their American homeland, and how they became the most decorated fighting unit ever assembled in U.S. military history. Go For Broke is the incredible story of how these soldiers, known as the "Purple Heart Battalion," helped liberate Europe, the Pacific, and America from its pervasive and systemic bigotry.
- 216 Pages
- 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches (l x w x h)