Last Letters from Attu: The True Story of Etta Jones, Alaska Pioneer and Japanese POW

byMary BreuAfterword byRay Hudson

Paperback | November 5, 2009

Last Letters from Attu: The True Story of Etta Jones, Alaska Pioneer and Japanese POW by Mary Breu
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Etta Jones was not a World War II soldier or a war time spy. She was a school teacher whose life changed forever on that Sunday morning in June 1942 when the Japanese military invaded Attu Island and Etta became a prisoner of war.

Etta and her sister moved to the Territory of Alaska in 1922. She planned to stay only one year as a vacation, but this 40 something year old nurse from back east met Foster Jones and fell in love. They married and for nearly twenty years they lived, worked and taught in remote Athabascan, Alutiiq, Yup'ik and Aleut villages where they were the only outsiders. Their last assignment was Attu.

After the invasion, Etta became a prisoner of war and spent 39 months in Japanese POW sites located in Yokohama and Totsuka. She was the first female Caucasian taken prisoner by a foreign enemy on the North American Continent since the War of 1812, and she was the first American female released by the Japanese at the end of World War II.

Using descriptive letters that she penned herself, her unpublished manuscript, historical documents and personal interviews with key people who were involved with events as they happened, her extraordinary story is told for the first time in this book.

TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface 9 To Alaska 13 Tanana: 1922-1923 27 Tanana: 1923-1930 37 Tanana, Tatitlek, and Old Harbor: 1928-1932 53 From Kodiak to Kipnuk: 1932 70 Kipnuk Culture: 1932 79 Letters from Kipnuk: 1932-1933 91 Kipnuk School: 1932-1934 112 Letters from Kipnuk: 1934-1937 119 Old Harbor: 1937-1941 135 Attu: 1941-1942 148 Invasi...
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Title:Last Letters from Attu: The True Story of Etta Jones, Alaska Pioneer and Japanese POWFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:320 pages, 8.4 X 5.54 X 0.63 inShipping dimensions:320 pages, 8.4 X 5.54 X 0.63 inPublished:November 5, 2009Publisher:West Margin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0882408100

ISBN - 13:9780882408101

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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