They were called aliens and enemies. But the World War II internees John Christgau writes about are shown to be ordinary people victimized by the politics of a global war. The Enemy Alien Internment Program in America was born with the United Statess declaration of war on Japan, Germany, and Italy, and lasted until 1946. In all, 31,275 enemy aliens were imprisoned in camps like the one described in this bookFt. Lincoln, just south of Bismarck, North Dakota. In animated and suspenseful prose, Christgau tells the stories of several individual who were representative of the internee experience at Ft. Lincoln. The subjects lives before and after capturepresented in case studiestell of encroaching bitterness and sorrow. Christgau bases his reporting of events on voluminous and previously untouched National Archives and FBI documents in addition to letters, diaries, and interviews with his subjects. His captivating approach to unveiling the inside story of a unique episode in American history will rivet your attention from beginning to end.
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John Christgau is the author of five books, including SPOON, winner of the Society of Midland Authors award for Best Fiction. Christgaus writing has appeared in periodicals in the United States and England. In 1985 he won a prose fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.Review:
“Using primary sources such as National Archives documents, FBI reports, and oral-history interviews with former prisoners, the author, in very moving and human terms, recounts the stories of individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. . . . An excellent account.”—Library Journal (Library Journal)
“Christgau has taken a fresh, comprehensive look at our government’s flawed alien internment program of World War II. He makes the story poignant by focusing on the lives of several people at Ft. Lincoln, a prison camp near Bismarck, North Dakota.”—San Francisco Examiner (Stanton Samuelson San Francisco Examiner)
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