Honor Before Glory: The Epic World War II Story of the Japanese American GIs Who Rescued the Lost Battalion by Scott Mcgaugh

Honor Before Glory: The Epic World War II Story of the Japanese American GIs Who Rescued the Lost…

byScott Mcgaugh

Hardcover | October 11, 2016

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On October 24, 1944, more than two hundred American soldiers realized they were surrounded by German infantry deep in the mountain forest of eastern France. As their dwindling food, ammunition, and medical supplies ran out, the American commanding officer turned to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team to achieve what other units had failed to do.

Honor Before Glory is the story of the 442nd, a segregated unit of Japanese American citizens, commanded by white officers, that finally rescued the "lost battalion." Their unmatched courage and sacrifice under fire became legend-all the more remarkable because many of the soldiers had volunteered from prison-like "internment" camps where sentries watched their mothers and fathers from the barbed-wire perimeter.

In seven campaigns, these young Japanese American men earned more than 9,000 Purple Hearts, 6,000 Bronze and Silver Stars, and nearly two dozen Medals of Honor. The 442nd became the most decorated unit of its size in World War II: its soldiers earned 18,100 awards and decorations, more than one for every man.

Honor Before Glory is their story-a story of a young generation's fight against both the enemy and American prejudice-a story of heroism, sacrifice, and the best America has to offer.

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Scott McGaugh is the author of Surgeon in Blue, a New York Times ebook bestseller, and the founding marketing director of the USS Midway Museum in San Diego. A former weekly newspaper publisher, McGaugh is now a guest lecturer at San Diego State University and has taught at the San Diego State University Writers' Conference.
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Title:Honor Before Glory: The Epic World War II Story of the Japanese American GIs Who Rescued the Lost…Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 1 inPublished:October 11, 2016Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306824450

ISBN - 13:9780306824456

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"[McGaugh's] recounting of the young Japanese American soldiers of the 442nd-the segregated infantry unit exhaustively, dramatically and sensitively explored in Honor Before Glory-could not be more gripping."-Times of San Diego