The Resource The last year of the war, Susan Meissner

The last year of the war, Susan Meissner

Label
The last year of the war
Title
The last year of the war
Statement of responsibility
Susan Meissner
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Elise Sontag is a typical Iowa fourteen-year-old in 1943--aware of the war but distanced from its reach. Then her father, a legal U.S. resident for nearly two decades, is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer. The family is sent to an internment camp in Texas, where, behind the armed guards and barbed wire, Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar, including her own identity. The only thing that makes the camp bearable is meeting fellow internee Mariko Inoue, a Japanese-American teen from Los Angeles, whose friendship empowers Elise to believe the life she knew before the war will again be hers. Together in the desert wilderness, Elise and Mariko hold tight the dream of being young American women with a future beyond the fences. But when the Sontag family is exchanged for American prisoners behind enemy lines in Germany, Elise will face head-on the person the war desires to make of her. In that devastating crucible she must discover if she has the will to rise above prejudice and hatred and re-claim her own destiny, or disappear into the image others have cast upon her. The Last Year of the War tells a little-known story of World War II with great resonance for our own times and challenges the very notion of who we are when who we've always been is called into question.--
  • Iowa, 1943. Elise Sontag's father, a legal U.S. resident for nearly two decades, is arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer, and the family is sent to an internment camp in Texas. Behind the armed guards and barbed wire, Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar, including her own identity. The only thing that makes the camp bearable is fellow internee Mariko Inoue, a Japanese-American teen from Los Angeles, whose friendship empowers Elise to believe the life she knew before the war will again be hers. When the Sontag family is exchanged for American prisoners behind enemy lines in Germany, will Elise be able to rise above prejudice and hatred and re-claim her own destiny? -- adapted from publisher's info
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Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1961-
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Meissner, Susan
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
PS3613.E435
LC item number
L37 2019eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Crystal City Internment Camp (Crystal City, Tex.)
  • German Americans
  • Japanese-Americans
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
The last year of the war, Susan Meissner
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OverDrive eBook
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unknown
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (389 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780451492173
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7A69A5A7-4D90-4A82-AA93-66C38B4FABED
System control number
(OCoLC)1090300605
Label
The last year of the war, Susan Meissner
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (389 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780451492173
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7A69A5A7-4D90-4A82-AA93-66C38B4FABED
System control number
(OCoLC)1090300605

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