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Author Russell, Jan Jarboe, 1951-

Title The train to Crystal City : FDR's secret prisoner exchange program and America's only family internment camp during World War II / Jan Jarboe Russell.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Scribner, 2015.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  940.53 R964    ---  Available
Edition First Scribner hardcover edition.
Description xix, 393 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
text rdacontent.
unmediated rdamedia.
volume rdacarrier.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-370) and index.
Summary Focusing on a little-known event in American history that has long been kept quiet, a dramatic account exposes a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II where hundreds of prisoners were exchanged for other Americans behind enemy lines in Japan and Germany. --Publisher's description.
Contents Without trial. New enemies ; Eleanor vs. Franklin ; Strangers in a small Texas town -- Destination: Crystal City. Internment without trial ; A family renunion ; The hot summer of '43 ; "Be patient" ; To be or not to be an American ; Yes-yes, no-no ; A test of faith ; The birds are crying -- The equation of exchange. Trade bait ; The false passports ; Under fire ; Into Algeria ; The all-American camp ; Shipped to Japan ; Harrison's second act -- The road home. After the war ; Beyond the barbed wire ; The train from Crystal City.
Subject Crystal City Internment Camp (Crystal City, Tex.) -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Texas -- Crystal City.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Evacuation of civilians -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Forced repatriation.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Children -- United States -- Biography.
Iserloh, Ingrid, 1930-
Utsusjogawa, Sumi, 1929-
Japanese Americans -- History -- 20th century.
German Americans -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Crystal City (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century.
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