Last Letters From Attu: The True Story Of Etta Jones, Alaska Pioneer And Japanese Pow

byMary BreuAfterword byRay Hudson

September 3, 2013|
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Using descriptive letters that she penned herself, her unpublished manuscript, historical documents and personal interviews with key people who were involved with events as they happened, her extraordinary story is told for the first time in this book.

At the conclusion of her own thirty-four year teaching career,Mary Breuset out to write the story of her great-aunt, Etta Jones. After doing extensive research, Mary used Etta's letters, old photographs, Etta's unpublished manuscript written after her captivity, and her research to write this book. She holds a bachelor's and master's d...
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Title:Last Letters From Attu: The True Story Of Etta Jones, Alaska Pioneer And Japanese PowFormat:Paper over BoardProduct dimensions:319 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.75 inShipping dimensions:319 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.75 inPublished:3 septembre 2013Publisher:West Margin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0882409816

ISBN - 13:9780882409818

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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