Ghosts in the Fog: The Untold Story of Alaska's WWII Invasion

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9780545296540: Ghosts in the Fog: The Untold Story of Alaska's WWII Invasion

Few know the story of the Japanese invasion of Alaska during World War II--until now.

GHOSTS IN THE FOG is the first narrative nonfiction book for young adults to tell the riveting story of how the Japanese invaded and occupied the Aleutian Islands in Alaska during World War II. This fascinating little-known piece of American history is told from the point of view of the American civilians who were captured and taken prisoner, along with the American and Japanese soldiers who fought in one of the bloodiest battles of hand-to-hand combat during the war. Complete with more than 80 photographs throughout and first person accounts of this extraordinary event, GHOSTS IN THE FOG is sure to become a must-read for anyone interested in World War II and a perfect tie-in for the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

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About the Author:

Samantha Seiple has worked as a competitive intelligence specialist for a Fortune 100 company, professionally as a librarian, is an experienced researcher, and former production editor and copy editor, in addition to being an author. Her education includes a master's degree in library and information science and a bachelor's degree with a double major in English and journalism. She currently resides in San Diego where she is a freelance writer.

Review:

A Junior Library Guild Selection  A YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Nominee "Seiple has brought us a treasure." - Library Media Connection "This nonfiction narrative tells a story that's totally unknown to most people, one that's so fascinating parents will be tempted to take the book right out of their child's hands!...In a clear, you-are-there style...Ghosts in the Fog is a gripping look at an obscure part of American history." - BookPage  "Her narrative presents a coherent overview...Best of all, she does this in an engaging style that holds the reader's attention to the final page...Ghosts in the Fog is a well-written history that is aimed at teens but will interest adults as well." - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner  "An enlightening account full of compelling stories of survival and perseverance." - Kirkus

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