The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II

The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II Author Jan Jarboe Russell
ISBN-10 1451693672
ISBN-13 9781451693676
Year 2016-01-05
Pages 432
Language English
Publisher Scribner
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The New York Times bestselling dramatic and never before told story of a secret FDR approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II A must read The Train to Crystal City is compelling thought provoking and impossible to put down Star Tribune Minneapolis During World War II trains delivered thousands of civilians from the United States and Latin America to Crystal City Texas The trains carried Japanese German and Italian immigrants and their American born children The only family internment camp during the war Crystal City was the center of a government prisoner exchange program called quiet passage Hundreds of prisoners in Crystal City were exchanged for other more ostensibly important Americansdiplomats businessmen soldiers and missionariesbehind enemy lines in Japan and Germany In this quietly moving book The Boston Globe Jan Jarboe Russell focuses on two American born teenage girls uncovering the details of their years spent in the camp the struggles of their fathers their families subsequent journeys to war devastated Germany and Japan and their years long attempt to survive and return to the United States transformed from incarcerated enemies to American loyalists Their stories of day to day life at the camp from the ten foot high security fence to the armed guards daily roll call and censored mail have never been told Combining big picture World War II history with a little known event in American history The Train to Crystal City reveals the war time hysteria against the Japanese and Germans in America the secrets of FDRs tactics to rescue high profile POWs in Germany and Japan and above all is about identity allegiance and home and the difficulty of determining the loyalties that lie in individual human hearts Texas Observer

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My Freshman Year

My Freshman Year Author Rebekah Nathan
ISBN-10 0801443970
Release 2005
Pages 186