Author: Frank Fujita
Works Published by UNT Press
FOO: A Japanese-American Prisoner of the Rising Sun: The Secret Prison Diary of Frank "FOO" Fujita
— Vol. 1: of War and the Southwest Series
Published: March, 1993 Pages: 350 Features: 35 b&w photos. Maps. 47 Illus. Bib. Index.
“This work is quite different and is unique in that it chronicles the internment of the only Japanese-American combat soldier captured during the Pacific campaign of World War II. Frank “Foo” Fujita, a Texan who served with the “Lost Battalion” of the 36th Infantry Division, was captured during the defense of Java in early 1942… Despite the subject, the book reveals much of the humor of Fujita and his comrades… Foo is refreshing in that it never deviates from its view of the Japanese as the aggressors and barbarians of the Pacific War—the view of a Japanese-American who served his country with dignity and honor.” —Southwestern Historical Quarterly more... about FOO: A Japanese-American Prisoner of the Rising Sun: The Secret Prison Diary of Frank "FOO" Fujita
- New York Public Library Book to Remember, 1994
- American Library Association Notable Books List, 1993