They Called Us Enemy: Expanded Edition
  • They Called Us Enemy: Expanded Edition
  • They Called Us Enemy: Expanded Edition
ISBN: 1603094504
EAN13: 9781603094504
Language: English
Release Date: Jul 16, 2019
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 1" H x 9" L x 7" W
Weight: 0.81 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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The New York Times bestselling graphic memoir from actor/author/activist George Takei returns in a deluxe hardcover edition with bonus material Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.

Now with sixteen pages of bonus content from George Takei and his co-creators: a new afterword plus a behind-the-scenes tour of the process of researching, writing, drawing, and promoting They Called Us Enemy, featuring historical documents, scripts, sketches, photos, and more

George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his magnetic performances, sharp wit, and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father's -- and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future.

In 1942, at the order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, every person of Japanese descent on the west coast was rounded up and shipped to one of ten relocation centers, hundreds or thousands of miles from home, where they would be held for years under armed guard.

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   I cried, and I cry about as much Mr. Spock.
George Takei's memoir about his time in internment for having Japanese ancestry was very moving. I lost my mind when he said that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was marching. A cleansing of my soul was the result of this lovely graphic novel.
   I learned a lot
Japanese Americans were placed into Enturnment camps during WWII. But didn't know very much. This was a revelation. It's a book for young people but don't let that stop you. I am a retired professional with a college education.
   There are no words, but I'll try.
This is one of the best, most concise, heart wrenching accounts I've read about the Japanese internment camps. It is a widow into the life of those held there, especially George and his family, and that window is both sad and uplifting. I hope that when social injustice happens again, we can work to change it by seeing it. Talk about it, learn from it, and do something to prevent it.
   More people need to know this American story!
George Takei tells his story in a sensitive way, without being mean, vindictive or seeking revenge. This is a shameful part of American history, along with McCarthyism, a dark time of rampant discrimination, and an echo of what our current administration is doing to our own citizens.
   What's the point of this book?
Do you want to say how Japanese were sad at that time? At that time, differ from the ordinary USA citizens? This book shows that the USA treated the Japanese better than the Japanese did during the War. There are tons of pictures that make you realize that you guys were treated well by the USA.
   Excellent Graphic Novel
This graphic novel is about a time in American history when we imprisoned Americans because of fear. George Takei wrote a autobiographical account of his family in the dark days of WWII. It is worth it. Thank you, George.
   A powerful memoir
It is powerful for a small book. It was inspiring to me. George Takea has a life story that is both inspiring and powerful. I was amazed how much his father believed in American democracy.
   This resonated with me!
I don't like reviews. The graphic novel was a great read. George Takei gave a detailed explanation of his life from beginning to end, and it gave a different perspective on how many Japanese Americans were affected by the war. The story is great and is worth buying. Don't be afraid. Just buy it! The 1 star reviews are not relevant to the book because they are personal problems.
   So interesting!
I was a little upset when I realized it was a come book, but once I started reading I could not stop. I had no idea what happened to George Takei in the Japanese internment camps. Next month he will speak at Long Beach City College.
   "A Revelation Of Importance"
The graphic story of George Takei's life should be read by all readers. His parents, younger brother, and baby sister were held in two internment camps during World War II. His memories about Americans being encamped because of their race will always be in your mind. It's a story I will never forget. Will things stay the same in America? I pray...