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The Ghosts of Hero Street: How One Small Mexican-American Community Gave So Much in World War II and Korea

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en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – 05 May 2015 – vârsta de la 18 ani
A wonderful American story of the extraordinary sacrifices made by a group of Mexican Americans . . . A shining example of patriotism at its best. Former U.S. Representative Tom Railsback
They came from one street, but death found them in many places. . . in a distant jungle, a frozen forest, and trapped in the flaming wreckage of a bomber blown from the sky. They all came from a single street in Silvis, Illinois, a dirt road barely a block and a half long, with an unparalleled history.
The Mexican-American families who lived on that one street sent fifty-seven of their children to fight in World War II and Korea more than any other place that size anywhere in the country. Eight of those children died. It s a distinction recognized by the Department of Defense, one that earned that strip a distinguished name: Hero Street.
This is the story of those brave men and their families, how they fought both in battle and to be accepted in a society that remained biased against them even after they returned home as heroes. Based on interviews with relatives, friends, and soldiers who served alongside the men, as well as personal letters and photographs, "The Ghosts of Hero Street" is the compelling and inspiring account of a street of soldiers and men who would not be denied their dignity or their honor.
INCLUDES PHOTOS"
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ISBN-13: 9780425262542
ISBN-10: 0425262545
Pagini: 336
Dimensiuni: 150 x 226 x 23 mm
Greutate: 0.36 kg
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Editura: Berkley Books