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10 thoughts on “Going for Broke

  1. says:

    Very informative account of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and 100th Battalion from the formative days to the end of World War II As a granddaughter of a 442nd solider, I very much appreciated all the detail that the author included throughout, helping me paint a vivid picture of my grandpa s own life during the war There were parts where I laughed especially when reading about the language barriers between the Buddhaheads and the Kotonks There were also moments where I cried because I realized how much these Japanese Americans endured The discrimination they faced, the trials and violence of war, leaving behind loved ones, and losing close friends They sacrificed so much, yet they shared so little about their experiences because to them, what they did during the war was simply a part of life a telltale sign of their humble and quiet nature.I wouldn t say this book read like a dramatic ...


  2. says:

    Good book Would have preferred to have from the actual participants included.


  3. says:

    own it, hardbk


  4. says:

    Overall a solid read At times it seems the author dragged out the story


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Going for Broke When Japanese Forces Attacked Pearl Harbor On December 7, 1941, Americans Reacted With Revulsion And Horror In The Patriotic War Fever That Followed, Thousands Of Volunteers Including Japanese Americans Rushed To Military Recruitment Centers Except For Those In The Hawaii National Guard, Who Made Up The 100th Infantry Battalion, The U.S Army Initially Turned Japanese American Prospects Away Then, As A Result Of Anti Japanese Fearmongering On The West Coast, Than 100,000 Americans Of Japanese Descent Were Sent To Confinement In Inland Relocation Centers Most Were Natural Born Citizens, Their Only Crime Their Ethnicity.After The Army Eventually Decided It Would Admit The Second Generation Japanese American Nisei Volunteers, It Complemented The 100th Infantry Battalion By Creating The 442nd Regimental Combat Team This Mostly Japanese American Unit Consisted Of Soldiers Drafted Before Pearl Harbor, Volunteers From Hawaii, And Even Recruits From The Relocation Centers In Going For Broke, Historian James M McCaffrey Traces These Men S Experiences In World War II, From Training To Some Of The Deadliest Combat In Europe.Weaving Together The Voices Of Numerous Soldiers, McCaffrey Tells Of The Men S Frustrations And Achievements On The U.S Mainland And Abroad Training In Mississippi, The Recruits From Hawaii And The Mainland Have Their First Encounter With Southern Style Black White Segregation Once In Action, They Helped Push The Germans Out Of Italy And France The 442nd Would Go On To Become One Of The Most Highly Decorated Units In The U.S Army.McCaffrey S Account Makes Clear That Like Other American Soldiers In World War II, The Nisei Relied On Their Personal Determination, Social Values, And Training To Go For Broke To Bet Everything, Even Their Lives Ultimately, Their Bravery And Patriotism In The Face Of Prejudice Advanced Racial Harmony And Opportunities For Japanese Americans After The War.

  • Hardcover
  • 424 pages
  • Going for Broke
  • James M. McCaffrey
  • English
  • 16 July 2018
  • 9780806143378

About the Author: James M. McCaffrey

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