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Going for Broke Summary î 2 ï 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 BattaMississippi 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 US ArmyMcCaffrey’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. own it hardbk

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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 US Army initially turned Japanese American prospects away Then as a result of anti Japanese fearmongering on the West Coast than 100000 Americans of Japanese descent were sent to confinement in inland “relocation centers” Most were natural born citizens their only “crime” their ethnicityAfter the arm. 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 uiet natureI wouldn't say this book read like a dramatic novel for that read Unbroken but the author did a pretty darn fine job of documenting an under told that needs to be shared with the worldI regret never taking an interest in or asking my grandpa what it was like to be a 442nd soldier So thank you James McCaffrey for helping me see what it was like for these soldiers and for helping me understand my own grandpa

Review Going for Broke

Going for BrokeY 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 EuropeWeaving together the voices of numerous soldiers McCaffrey tells of the men’s frustrations and achievements on the US mainland and abroad Training in. Good book Would have preferred to have from the actual participants included