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The Thousand-Mile War, a powerful story of the battles of the United States and Japan on the bitter rim of the North Pacific, has been acclaimed as one of the great accounts of World War II. Brian Garfield, a novelist and screenwriter whose works have sold some 20 million copies, was searching for a new subject when he came upon the story of this "forgotten war" in Alaska. He found the history of the brave men who had served in the Aleutians so compelling and so little known that he wrote the first full-length history of the Aleutian campaign, and the book remains a favorite among Alaskans.

The war in the Aleutians was fought in some of the worst climatic conditions on earth for men, ships, and airplanes. The sea was rough, the islands craggy and unwelcoming, and enemy number one was always the weather--the savage wind, fog, and rain of the Aleutian chain. The fog seemed to reach even into the minds of the military commanders on both sides, as they directed men into situations that so often had tragic results. Frustrating, befuddling, and still the subject of debate, the Aleutian campaign nevertheless marked an important turn of the war in favor of the United States.

Now, half a century after the war ended, more of the fog has been lifted. In the updated University of Alaska Press edition, Garfield supplements his original account, which was drawn from statistics, personal interviews, letters, and diaries, with more recently declassified photographs and many more illustrations.

Synopsis:

In June 1942 the Japanese army invaded Attu, a remote island at the end of the Aleutian Chain. Soldiers occupied the village for two months before taking its Alaska Native residents to Japan, where they were held until the end of the war. After harassing American and Canadian forces for little over a year, the Japanese forces quietly withdrew. After the war, the Attuans' return to Alaska was not a joyful reunion. When they were released, the Attuans were not allowed to return to their home, but were settled instead in Atka, several hundred miles from Attu.and#160;

and#160;

Attu Boy is Nick Golodoffand#8217;s memoir of his experience as a prisoner of war in Japan during World War II as a young boy. Nick was six years old when Japanese soldiers invaded his remote Aleutian village. Along with theand#160; other Unangan Attu residents, Nick and his family were taken to Hokkaido, Japan. Only 25 of the Attuans survived the war; the others died of hunger, malnutrition, and disease. Nick tells his story from the unique viewpoint of a child who experienced friendly relationships with some of the Japanese captors along with harsh treatment from others. Other voices join Nickand#8217;s to give the book a broad sense of the struggles, triumphs, and heartbreak of lives disrupted by war.and#160; and#160;

Synopsis:

In the quiet of morning, exactly six months after Pearl Harbor, the Japanese touched down on American soil. Landing on the remote Alaska island of Attu, they assailed an entire village, holding the Alaskan villagers for two months and eventually corralling all survivors into a freighter bound for Japan.

One of those survivors, Nick Golodoff, became a prisoner of war at just six years old. He was among the dozens of Unangan Attu residents swept away to Hokkaido, and one of only twenty-five to survive. Attu Boy tells Golodoffand#8217;s story of these harrowing years as he found both friendship and cruelty at the hands of the Japanese. It offers a rare look at the lives of civilian prisoners and their captors in WWII-era Japan. It also tells of Golodoffand#8217;s bittersweet return to a homeland torn apart by occupation and forced internments. Interwoven with other voices from Attu, this richly illustrated memoir is a testament to the struggles, triumphs, and heartbreak of lives disrupted by war.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [425]-445) and index.

About the Author

Except for his imprisonment in Japan, Nick Golodoff (1935-2013) lived his entire life in the Aleutian Islands.

Rachel Mason is a cultural anthropologist for the National Park Service in Anchorage, Alaska.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface to the 1995 Edition
Author's Note
and#160;
PART ONE Buckner's War
and#160;
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;CHAPTER ONEand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Japan Steams North
and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;CHAPTER TWOand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; "You Will Be Governed by the
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;Principle of Calculated Risk"
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; CHAPTER THREEand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Battle of Dutch Harbor:
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;The First Day
and#160; and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160; CHAPTER FOURand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Battle of Dutch Harbor:
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;The Second Day
and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;CHAPTER FIVEand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Buckner's Beehive
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; CHAPTER SIXand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; "The Airfield Is for Use Either
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; by Ourselves or by the Enemy,
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;Whichever Gets There First"
and#160;
PART TWO Eareckson's War
and#160;
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;and#160; CHAPTER SEVENand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Forward Blitz
and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; CHAPTER EIGHTand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Mission to Seek and Destroy
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;Enemy in Alaska
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; CHAPTER NINEand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; "When You Could See a Hundred
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;Feet, That Was a Clear Day"
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; CHAPTER TENand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Navy's Spring Plowing
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; CHAPTER ELEVENand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Foward to Adak
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160; CHAPTER TWELVEand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; "I had a Sheep-Lined Fur Parka-
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;And Then I had One to Wear Outdoors"
and#160;
PART THREE Kinkaid's War
and#160;
and#160;and#160; and#160;CHAPTER THIRTEENand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Kinkaid's Blockade
and#160;and#160; CHAPTER FOURTEENand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Battle of the Komandorskis
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; CHAPTER FIFTEENand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; "The Hunger Was Maddening..."
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; CHAPTER SIXTEENand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;Operation Landcrab
and#160;and#160;CHAPTER SEVENTEENand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Battle of Attu
and#160;and#160;and#160; CHAPTER EIGHTEENand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; The Raids on Paramushiro
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;CHAPTER NINETEENand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Battleand#160;of the Pips
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;CHAPTER TWENTYand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;The Invasion of Kiska
and#160;
Epilogue
Afterword
Appendix Oneand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Further Discussion of the
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Paramushiro Raids
Appendix Twoand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Further Discussion of the
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Battle of the Pips
Bibliographical Remarks
Bibliography
Bibliographic Addendum 1995
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780912006833
Foreword:
Cole, Terrence
Author:
Cole, Terrence
Foreword by:
Cole, Terrence
Foreword:
Cole, Terrence
Author:
Golodoff, Nick
Author:
Garfield, Brian
Author:
Maly, Brenda
Author:
Mason, Rachel
Publisher:
University of Alaska Press
Location:
Fairbanks :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Campaigns
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Alaska -- Aleutian Islands.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Alaska.
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
Native American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Classic Reprint Series
Series Volume:
no.4
Publication Date:
19950231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 photos, 2 maps, 2 charts
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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In June 1942 the Japanese army invaded Attu, a remote island at the end of the Aleutian Chain. Soldiers occupied the village for two months before taking its Alaska Native residents to Japan, where they were held until the end of the war. After harassing American and Canadian forces for little over a year, the Japanese forces quietly withdrew. After the war, the Attuans' return to Alaska was not a joyful reunion. When they were released, the Attuans were not allowed to return to their home, but were settled instead in Atka, several hundred miles from Attu.and#160;

and#160;

Attu Boy is Nick Golodoffand#8217;s memoir of his experience as a prisoner of war in Japan during World War II as a young boy. Nick was six years old when Japanese soldiers invaded his remote Aleutian village. Along with theand#160; other Unangan Attu residents, Nick and his family were taken to Hokkaido, Japan. Only 25 of the Attuans survived the war; the others died of hunger, malnutrition, and disease. Nick tells his story from the unique viewpoint of a child who experienced friendly relationships with some of the Japanese captors along with harsh treatment from others. Other voices join Nickand#8217;s to give the book a broad sense of the struggles, triumphs, and heartbreak of lives disrupted by war.and#160; and#160;

"Synopsis" by ,
In the quiet of morning, exactly six months after Pearl Harbor, the Japanese touched down on American soil. Landing on the remote Alaska island of Attu, they assailed an entire village, holding the Alaskan villagers for two months and eventually corralling all survivors into a freighter bound for Japan.

One of those survivors, Nick Golodoff, became a prisoner of war at just six years old. He was among the dozens of Unangan Attu residents swept away to Hokkaido, and one of only twenty-five to survive. Attu Boy tells Golodoffand#8217;s story of these harrowing years as he found both friendship and cruelty at the hands of the Japanese. It offers a rare look at the lives of civilian prisoners and their captors in WWII-era Japan. It also tells of Golodoffand#8217;s bittersweet return to a homeland torn apart by occupation and forced internments. Interwoven with other voices from Attu, this richly illustrated memoir is a testament to the struggles, triumphs, and heartbreak of lives disrupted by war.

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