Daniel James Brown, New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat, once again reveals himself to be a master of narrative nonfiction with his latest historical page-turner. Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in WWII is a heartbreaking and eye-opening account of four Japanese American families whose sons volunteered for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, deploying to the frontlines of Europe while their immigrant parents were forced to shutter businesses, surrender their homes, and submit to life in concentration camps on U.S. soil. Based on Brown's extensive interviews with the families of the protagonists, as well as deep archival research, Facing the Mountain is a gripping World War II saga of patriotism and courage during one of the darkest moments in American history.
Tuesday, May 25, 7:00 p.m.CST. Recording available through June 8
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