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For a different perspective on the Japanese American experience I highly recommend Carl Nomura's Autobiography "Sleeping On Potatoes."
His incredible story goes from the Japanese internment camps in Manzanar all the way up to being a corporate executive at Honeywell.
He currently is retired in Washington.
Here is a bit about him from his website:
Carl Nomura was born in a boxcar somewhere between Deer Lodge, Mont. and Three Forks, Mont. He was the third son of immigrant Japanese American parents and the family struggled to survive. Moving constantly around the West Coast, the family spent time farming, working on the railroad and running a small general store. When World War II started, the Nomura family was relocated to Manzanar, an internment camp in California. Carl decided to become a migratory farm laborer to escape the drudgery and humiliation of the internment camp, and was later drafted into the Army. When the war ended, he made another decision—to get his education so no one could ever take that away from him. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physics in 1948, a master’s of science degree in 1949 and a doctorate degree in physics in 1953.
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