9780615432724-0615432727-Bridge to the Sun: A Memoir of Love and War

Bridge to the Sun: A Memoir of Love and War

ISBN-13: 9780615432724
ISBN-10: 0615432727
Author: Terasaki, Gwen
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Rock Creek Books
Format: Paperback 288 pages
FREE shipping on ALL orders

Book details

ISBN-13: 9780615432724
ISBN-10: 0615432727
Author: Terasaki, Gwen
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Rock Creek Books
Format: Paperback 288 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Terasaki, Gwen wrote Bridge to the Sun: A Memoir of Love and War comprising 288 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0615432727 and 9780615432724. Since then Bridge to the Sun: A Memoir of Love and War textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

Description

National Book Award Finalist Non-Fiction (1958) * Washington Post Non-Fiction Book of the Year (1958) * New York Times Bestseller

Bridge to the Sun is a beautiful, tender, and moving love story-the true report of an international and interracial marriage of a an American girl from the mountains of Tennessee and a Japanese diplomat. They were married in 1931, just as tension between their two countries was mounting, and their constant dream was of a "rainbow across the Pacific," a bridge of peace between Japan and the United States.

In the following ten years, Mr. Terasaki's service with the Japanese Foreign Office took them to Japan, China (where their daughter Mariko was born), Cuba, and Washington, where they were living at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor. As head of Japanese intelligence in the Western Hemisphere, Terasaki took enormous personal risks to avert war between the two countries. Mrs. Terasaki describes with rare perception and fine humor her months of internment with the Japanese diplomatic corps at Hot Springs and White Sulphur Springs, the long voyage back to Japan via Africa on the famed exchange ship Gripsholm, and the struggle of the war years in Japan which were marked by illness and near starvation. After the surrender, Mr. Terasaki, a courageous and brilliant man who had risked everything to avert the war, was appointed liaison between the Emperor and General MacArthur, and in this capacity, he made a lasting contribution to post-war relations between the two countries.

Rate this book Rate this book

We would LOVE it if you could help us and other readers by reviewing the book