A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II — Daniel James Brown
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He opened the door to an important part of history ... Daniel James Brown’s bestselling book perfectly captures the bravery and heroism of the Greatest Generation during World War II. Facing the Mountain pulls readers right into the action and covers an important part of history that Americans don’t often hear about. Brown discusses his book and the extraordinary sacrifices of the Japanese American soldiers with host Charles Mizrahi.

Topics Discussed:

• An Introduction to Daniel James Brown (00:00:00)

• Exclusion Zones (00:03:17)

• Crucial American History (00:07:45)

• The Hawaiian Islands (00:11:37)

• Pearl Harbor (00:14:48)

• Executive Order 9066 (00:19:13)

• 442nd Infantry Regiment (00:29:42)

• Anzio, Italy (00:37:12)

• Little Iron Men (00:39:30)

• Coming Home (00:49:25)

• Facing the Mountain (00:52:12)

• Eradicating Evil Across the World (00:54:03)


Guest Bio:


Daniel James Brown is an award-winning narrative nonfiction writer. Brown’s remarkable storytelling ability is unmatched. His crisp, rich prose has the ability to not only inspire but fully capture significant moments in history. So, it’s no coincidence that his books have climbed to the top of the New York Times bestseller list.


His latest book, Facing the Mountain (below), is "propulsive and gripping ... It's a page-turner." — Wall Street Journal


Resources Mentioned:


Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics


Transcript:


https://charlesmizrahi.com/podcast/


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