Taken from the Paradise Isle : the Hoshida family story, 1912-1945
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Crafted from George Hoshida's diary and memoir, as well as letters faithfully exchanged with his wife Tamae, Taken from the Paradise Isle is an intimate account of the anger, resignation, philosophy, optimism, and love with which the Hoshida family endured their separation and incarceration during World War II. George and Tamae Hoshida and their children were an American family of Japanese ancestry who lived in Hawai'i. In 1942, George was arrested as a 'potentially dangerous alien' and interned in a series of camps over the next two years. Meanwhile, forced to leave her handicapped eldest ...