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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Asahina Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A sneak attack by an enemy power leaves thousands of Americans dead. A minority group in America is harassed for its ties to a foreign country. A worldwide conflict tests our resolve in combat abroad and our commitment to justice, equality, and liberty at home… From breathless battle scenes, masterfully handled in all their detail to the unbreakable bonds of friendship in the field to heart-wrenching stories of loss and discrimination on the mainland and in Hawaii, Just Americans tells the story of what General George C. Marshall called the “most decorated unit in American military history for its size and length of service.” It is also the story of soldiers in combat who were fighting a greater battle at home—a struggle that continues for minority groups today—over what it means to be an American.

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  • “Patrick Lawlor’s assertive style fits…and he expresses the audiobook’s theme…with élan.”

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  • “Asahina’s wonderful book more than does justice to the history of the 442d…I hope it becomes required reading in high school and college history courses.”

    Lucian K. Truscott IV, author of Dress Gray and Heart of War

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chris | 8/21/2013

    " A fascinating (and often horrifying) story of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the treatment of their friends and relatives in internment camps back home. Not the best writing in the world; it was often overly grand in terms of the prose, but still a very readable and interesting book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Daryl | 2/29/2012

    " Excellent discription of the fear of invasion against the Japanese Americans. The surprise is FDR's lead in the messy relocation. Great story about the J-A efforts in against the Germans "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tim Plona | 7/1/2011

    " An interesting read on a seldom told story of how Japanese Americans fought for the US in World War II. An insight in racism and prejudice and the men who fought to overcome it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tim | 5/22/2011

    " An interesting read on a seldom told story of how Japanese Americans fought for the US in World War II. An insight in racism and prejudice and the men who fought to overcome it. "

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About the Author

Robert Asahina is the author of Just Americans, named by the Washington Post Book World as among the best nonfiction/history books of 2006. He is the co-founder, with Robert Wallace, of Asahina & Wallace, a Los Angeles–based independent publisher. He was a Deputy Managing Editor of the New York Sun, responsible for the arts section.