Train to Crystal City, The by RUSSELL, JAN JARBOE
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Product Type : HISTORY
Vendor : SSTR
SKU : 9781451693676
CONDITION : Brand New Book
Pages: 432 pages
Release Date: 2016-01-05
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 Americans-diplomats, businessmen, soldiers, and missionaries-behind 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 o
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