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Facing the Mountain

Daniel James Brown

Warwick’s presents
Daniel James Brown
in conversation with Dean Nelson

Facing the Mountain

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 4:00pm PDT

Facing the Mountain
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On Wednesday, June 16th at 4:00pm PDT Warwick's will host Daniel James Brown as he discusses his new book, Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II, in conversation with Dean Nelson. Daniel James Brown is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat, The Indifferent Stars Above, and Under a Flaming Sky. He lives outside of Seattle with his wife, two daughters, and an assortment of cats, dogs, chickens, and honeybees. When he is not writing, he is likely to be birding, gardening, fly fishing, reading American history, or chasing bears away from the bee hives.

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$30 + tax & fee: Includes one copy of Facing the Mountain, with an autographed bookplate, held at Warwick's to be picked up at your convenience after the event.
$33.50 + tax & fee: Includes one copy of Facing the Mountain, with an autographed bookplate, shipped to your home after the event (48 contiguous states only).

They came from across the continent and Hawaii. Their parents taught them to embrace both their Japanese heritage and the ways of their American homeland. They faced bigotry, yet they believed in their bright futures as American citizens. But within days of Pearl Harbor, the FBI was ransacking their houses and locking up their fathers. And within months many would themselves be living behind barbed wire.

Facing the Mountain is an unforgettable chronicle of war-time America and the battlefields of Europe. Based on Daniel James Brown's extensive interviews with the families of the protagonists as well as deep archival research, it portrays the kaleidoscopic journey of four Japanese-American families and their sons, who volunteered for 442nd Regimental Combat Team and were deployed to France, Germany, and Italy, where they were asked to do the near impossible.

But this is more than a war story. Brown also tells the story of these soldiers' parents, immigrants who were forced to shutter the businesses, surrender their homes, and submit to life in concentration camps on U.S. soil. Woven throughout is the chronicle of a brave young man, one of a cadre of patriotic resisters who stood up against their government in defense of their own rights. Whether fighting on battlefields or in courtrooms, these were Americans under unprecedented strain, doing what Americans do best - striving, resisting, pushing back, rising up, standing on principle, laying down their lives, and enduring.

Dean Nelson is the founder and director of the journalism program at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. He is also the founder and host of the annual Writer's Symposium by the Sea. A forty-year veteran journalist, Nelson's byline has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Boston Globe, USA Today, San Jose Mercury News, San Diego Union-Tribune, Minneapolis Star Tribune, San Diego magazine, Westways magazine, Mpls/St. Paul magazine, and more. He lives in San Diego with his wife.

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Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525557401
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking - May 11th, 2021