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Last letters from Attu the true story of Etta Jones, Alaska pioneer and Japanese P.O.W

Breu, Mary (Author). Hudson, Ray, 1943- (Added Author).

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Homer Public Library AK B JONES 000147897 Alaskana -- Biography Place on copy / volume Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780882408521
  • ISBN: 0882408526
  • ISBN: 9780882408514
  • ISBN: 0882408518
  • ISBN: 9780882409818
  • ISBN: 0882409816
  • ISBN: 0882408100
  • ISBN: 9780882408101
  • Physical Description: 319 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Portland, OR : Alaska Northwest Books, ©2009.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface -- To Alaska -- Tanana: 1922-1923 -- Tanana: 1923-1930 -- Tanana, Tatitlek, and Old Harbor: 1928-1932 -- From Kodiak to Kipnuk: 1932 -- Kipnuk Culture: 1932 -- Letters from Kipnuk: 1932-1933 -- Kipnuk School: 1932-1934 -- Letters from Kipnuk: 1934-1937 -- Old Harbor: 1937-1941 -- Attu: 1941-1942 -- Invasion: 1942 -- The Australians: January-July 1942 -- Bund Hotel, Yokohama: July 1942 -- Yokohama Yacht Club: 1942-1943 -- Yokohama Yacht Club: 1943-1944 -- Totsuka: 1944-1945 -- Rescue: August 31, 1945 -- Return to the United States: September 1945 -- Home: 1945-1965 -- Afterword by Ray Hudson -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author -- About the Afterword Writer.
Summary, etc.:
"Etta Jones was not a soldier. She was not a spy. She was a teacher on the remote Aleutian island of Attu. In 1922, she had agreed to move to Alaska from the East Coast with her sister, promising to stay one year. But during that year, this forty-something nurse met a man and fell in love. They married and for nearly twenty years taught in remote Alaskan villages. Their lives changed forever when the Japanese invaded Attu and Etta became a prisoner of war - taken from American soil to Japan and given up for dead. Mary Breu, Etta Jones's great-niece, gathered letters from her aunt, an unpublished memoir, and her own extensive research to piece together this amazing account. It is a gripping story of a courageous, loving, and generous woman from New Jersey who embraced life against all odds."--Page [4] cover.
Subject: n-us-ak a-ja---
Jones, Etta -1965
Jones, Etta -1965
Teachers Alaska Biography
Prisoners of war Japan Biography
Pioneers Alaska Biography
Women pioneers Alaska Biography
Alaska Social life and customs 20th century
Manners and customs
Prisoners of war
Women pioneers
Genre: Biography.
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