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The Resource Silent voices of World War II : when sons of the Land of Enchantment met sons of the Land of the Rising Sun, Everett M. Rogers and Nancy R. Bartlit

Silent voices of World War II : when sons of the Land of Enchantment met sons of the Land of the Rising Sun, Everett M. Rogers and Nancy R. Bartlit

Label
Silent voices of World War II : when sons of the Land of Enchantment met sons of the Land of the Rising Sun
Title
Silent voices of World War II
Title remainder
when sons of the Land of Enchantment met sons of the Land of the Rising Sun
Statement of responsibility
Everett M. Rogers and Nancy R. Bartlit
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When World War II began, New Mexico had a population of 531,815 inhabitants, one of the least populated of the 48 states. Yet, New Mexico and New Mexicans played a key role in the outcome of the War in the Pacific. The New Mexico National Guard was the first U.S. Military unit to fight the Japanese, holding on for four months on Bataan, and then suffering through years in POW camps. The atomic bomb was developed in Los Alamos, and tested at a site near Alamogordo. Navajo code talkers helped capture bases from which B-29s bombed Japanese cities. Finally, several thousand Japanese Americans, classified by the FBI as dangerous enemy aliens, were interned in a camp near Santa Fe. These seemingly separate events were related through unique qualities of the arid, spacious land. The authors have ow provided a voice for the previously silent heroes of these wartime events: Special Engineer Detachment (SED) enlisted men and women at Los Alamos who actually fabricated the atomic bomb, Navajo Marine privateers, National Guard enlisted men, and Japanese American internees. Their stories, obtained through personal interviews by Rogers and Bartlit to supplement the historical record, illuminate the patriotism, human suffering, and courageous humor in these important World War II events.
Assigning source
Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.53/789
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D769.85.N33
LC item number
R64 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Silent voices of World War II : when sons of the Land of Enchantment met sons of the Land of the Rising Sun, Everett M. Rogers and Nancy R. Bartlit
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
56876678
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
348 pages
Isbn
9780865344723
Lccn
2004025033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1-2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)56876678
Label
Silent voices of World War II : when sons of the Land of Enchantment met sons of the Land of the Rising Sun, Everett M. Rogers and Nancy R. Bartlit
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
56876678
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
348 pages
Isbn
9780865344723
Lccn
2004025033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1-2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)56876678

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