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Wright, Peter; Hersey, John; Adams, Ansel; Armor, John

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ISBN 10: 0812917278 / ISBN 13: 9780812917277
Published by Times Books, Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A., 1988
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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170pp/illus. 2nd printing. Photos of Manzanar War Relocation Camp and Japanese interns by Ansel Adams. Minimal markings. Bookseller Inventory # 007882

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Title: Manzanar

Publisher: Times Books, Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Cloth

Illustrator: Adams, Ansel

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Edition: First Edition

Book Type: Ex-Library

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From School Library Journal:

YA-- Young adults studying the political and social history of the U.S. need to know about its more shameful aspects. Manzanar portrays one of these: the internments of Japanese-Americans during World War II. John Hersey's lengthy essay, "A Mistake of Terrifically Horrible Proportions," opens this description of the largest of the detainment camps, Manzanar. His clear and complete description of the political and historical circumstances surrounding the internments and the hysteria and prejudice that prompted them is interspersed with Adams' photographs, which provide a record of the camp that words cannot, a feeling of what life there was like that the text rarely offers. The faces of the internees make more obvious the contrast between the prejudice against the Japanese-Americans and the individual realities. The chapters by Wright and Armor offer a portrayal of the response of internees to their imprisonment. The book also addresses the aftermath of detainment: the return home to stolen possessions and lost homes; the legal battles (some still being deliberated); and the bill to pay some reparation, made law in 1988. Other accounts, notably Farewell to Manzanar (Bantam, 1974) by Jeannie Wakatsuki Houston, personalize Manzanar's history.
- Sally Bates, Houston Public Library
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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