✵ [BOOKS] ⚦ Eyes of the Emperor By Graham Salisbury ✿ – 91videos.co

This was definitely a bit of history that I was not aware of and it was very informative This is a good book and for anyone who is interested in some things history books neglect to inform Americans regarding World War II It is very heartbreaking on many levels and was not an easy read. Personal Response I likeEyes of the Emperorbecause it shows how people can change during only a few events I do not really understand why Eddy lies about his age It backfires on him because weeks later Pearl Harbor happened Then the military felt that any person who is a Japanese descendant is their enemy and had a doubt of their loyalty Plot Eddy lives with his father on the island of Honolulu Eddy s father has the heritage of being Japanese Also, Eddy s father is one of the few boatbuilders of the island and a few anti Japanese goes to the harbor and set his boat on fire for a protest That inspires Eddy to join the military and fight for what he believes even though he is Japanese The other soldiers do not think of the Japanese as soldiers but as enemies All people of Japanese descendants are required to go to the boot camp to guard against enemy submarines Five months later Eddy s unit transfers to Camp McCoy, which is in Wisconsin Their unit transfers after completion with boot camp After Eddy told his commander that all that he ever wants is respect, now think of everyone as equals Characterization Eddy is the main hero of this story and the only one who thinks that it is right to fight for his country Eddy is the main protagonist of this story while his own country, Japan, would be the antagonist Eddy s father is one of the main boat builders of the island of Honolulu and is proud that he is Japanese Eddy s mother is very worrisome about Eddy joining the army and does not want him to go Eddy s brother bugs Eddy a lot, and Eddy s brother also agrees with their mom that he should not go to fight in the army.Setting This story takes place in the time of World War II and Japan decides to join the Axis powers Eddy s family lives on the main islands of Hawaii The time is December 7, 1941 on Pearl Harbor Eddy s father does not believe that Japan is bombing the US because he thinks of the attack as a coward s move Recommendation I would recommend this book to both boys and girls of thirteen who like history There is some content in this book that might be upsetting to a few people about being Japanese Overall, it teaches readers to stand up for what they believe in. Eddy Okana Lies About His Age And Joins The Army In His Hometown Of Honolulu Only Weeks Before The Japanese Bomb Pearl Harbor Suddenly Americans See Him As The Enemy Even The US Army Doubts The Loyalty Of Japanese American SoldiersThen The Army Sends Eddy And A Small Band Of Japanese American Soldiers On A Secret Mission To A Small Island Off The Coast Of Mississippi Here They Are Given A Special Job, One That Only They Can Do Eddy S Going To Help Train Attack Dogs He S Going To Be The Bait This was an exceptional book about a few people from Japan who joined the army where they were treated terribly and like trash They were thought of as the enemy at the time, because the Japanese were responsible for the bombing of Pearl Harbor However, sadly, like many other races, they were mistreated even though not all Japanese were bad people They were used as test subjects on dogs, where the Japanese would try to get dogs to hate them The commanders would later send the dogs along with the Japanese soldiers into the middle of the forest It was sad at some points, but it was very inspirational It told to never give up, whether you are going through hard times or not Although many of them died bravely and heroically, some of them lived through the war. The book Eyes of the Emperor is a great book to read This book was very catching when i read the back cover It looked very interesting when it said Eddie had a secret mission to do The book shows you how these Japanese men and women stayed dedicated to the United States Some even fought for the U.S Eddie was one of them The story is about seventeen year old Eddie He joins the Army even though his friends try to talk him out of it He signs and lies about his age He wants to help the Americans out in the German war, but soon they will be in war with their own home country, Japan The Japanese hate the Americans and they want their islands back The Americans are already helping Russia and France crush the German powers For the life of the American Japanese who live in Hawaii is peaceful, but what they don t know is their whole world is going to change The Japanese are coming for a surprise attack The Americans are not ready for the attack and think that it is going to be a regular morning The Japanese planes are moving in fast Soon there is an explosion and then another The peaceful morning is now gone and America is at war The American Japanese soldiers and families are shocked at what they see Their own countries are fighting each other After the attack the soldiers who are American Japanese are treated differently They are the low of low in the Army and get no respect They do not understand The fathers of the families are taken away to be questioned They get to go home later on back to their families Eddie and his friends are sent on a secret mission after all of this happens The government believes the Japanese have a different body odor than regular Americans They get war dogs to work with them and the dogs owner At first the dogs are nice, but as the training goes on they become into killing machines In the end the test failed, but they still used the dogs to help them in war Eddie and his friends soon get to go into battle in Germany where they always wanted to go.There are a lot of characters in this book Eddie is the seventeen year old trying to join and does join the Army There is his mom and dad They are mentioned at the beginning of the book He has a younger brother too There are a lot characters like his two friends Cobra and Chik They all were good friends throughout the war The setting of the book was in 1941 It was the beginning of WWII The Americans were on both frontiers fighting in Germany and in the Islands of the Pacific The theme of the book was saying don t judge people by their covers, but get to know them before you say things about them Everyone should be treated equal and right This was a great book to read I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about how some Americans were treated in the war There is some harsh things that are mean, but nothing to bad It is a 5 star book to read and it was very interesting. Eddy Okubo, 16, may have parents who were born in Japan, but he was born in Hawaii and considers himself strictly American Eddy is a smart kid and has already graduated from high school So far, though, all has been doing is helping his father out with his boat building business, not really know what he wants to do in life.Now, Eddy thinks enlisting in the US Army might be something he would like to do after hearing about it from his friends, Chik and Cobra, both 18, who have just been drafted Trouble is that his Pop has other plans for him he wants Eddy to go to Japan to learn about his culture and even expects Eddy to be loyal to the Emperor Pop s attitude has caused many clashes between Eddy and his father, who still holds on dearly to his Japanese heritage.But, with Japan already at war, both are aware that things are heating up on the island for the Japanese who live there and it is no real surprise when the boat they have just finished building is set on fire and sinks In an attempt to prove his loyalty as an American citizen, Eddy forges his birth certificate and joins the army No sooner does he announce this at home, and his father stops speaking to him.Seven weeks later, on his first leave, Japan attacks Pearl Harbor Eddy s father sees the sneak attack as cowardly and shameful and tells Eddy No make shame for this family You go Fight for your country Die, even, but die with honor pg 41 Eddy races back to his barracks, where soldiers are being loaded into trucks, everyone except for Eddy, Chik and Cobra and about 600 other island boys Instead, they are given tools and told to dig trenches on the base, and for the first time, they are referred to as Japs by their new Lieutenant Worse still, as they dig the trenches, machine guns are pointed at their backs, ready to shoot should they make one wrong move.From then on, life in the army changes for Eddy and his friends No longer treated like soldiers, they become grunts and Japs, isolated from the rest of the soldiers Eventually, the small number of Japanese Americans are separated from the rest of the island boys and forced to live in tents near the shoreline, again with machine guns pointed their way at all times Their job to shoot any Japanese soldiers who might try to land or be shot themselves.After a while, they are sent to the mainland, and while traveling to Camp McCoy, WI, they see other Japanese Americans who have been herded into internment camps At Camp McCoy, Eddy s unit is finally given the designation the Hundredth Infantry Battalion and for once, their immediate superiors are also of Japanese descent.After a short stay at Camp McCoy, around 25 members of the Hundredth are transferred again A Swiss migr had managed to convince President Roosevelt that dogs could be trained to sniff out enemy Japanese because they have a different smell than non Japanese people Eddy and his friends are picked to go the Cat Island, MS, where they must participate in the training of army dogs by becoming the hate bait necessary to teach the dogs to hate and kill Japanese soldiers under the direction of the Swiss migr.This is the longest and by far the most disturbing part of Eyes of the Emperor And as I read it, it boggled my mind to think that we could treat human beings with such complete disregard for their lives, since much of what they were forced to do is insulting, humiliating and dangerous But remembering his father s words, Eddy always does what he is ordered to do with honor.In his very informative Author s Note, Salisbury writes that Eddy s story is based on real events and interviews he had with soldiers from the Hundredth Infantry Battalion Separated as they were referred to, meaning separated from the rest of the army Some of the characters in the story are real men who actually experienced the events Salisbury writes about In addition, many of the men in the battalion eventually went on to distinguish themselves in battle when they were finally allowed to do what they had signed up for In fact, Salisbury points out that every man who was on Cat Island received at least one purple heart and one bronze star Salisbury has written a sensitive, perceptive yet hard hitting novel dealing with xenophobia and how it is experienced by those it is directed at simply because of how they look Indeed, this novel resonates even today.This book is recommended for readers age 12 This book was bought for my personal library It was a very interesting story and i highly recommend it It shows a new side of an intriguing subject I thought it was very interesting because I was unaware that they used the American Japanese people as dog food Literally they actually used them as the targets for training I was astonished that although we attacked Germany for being unaccepting we were almost as bad We killed threatened and ruined the lives of many American people just because of the shapes of their eyes This information puts the war in a whole new light All sides were awful. Eyes of the Emperor was an adventure packed book about a boy who joins the army The boy has to fight in an unexpected way to keep his life and his family honor The book is full of unexpected turns and really sucks you into it I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to young adult readers who like adventure and historical fiction. This is a hard book to put down Most people know about the prejudice against Japanese Americans after Pearl Harbor, but this goes deeper by explaining the government s and the public s general philosophies about the issue and how they dealt with it The writing is really crisp, captivating, and gritty Yes, it uses classic story about racism tropes to convey its heart wrenching points and warning you re going to grit your teeth in anger , but the main moral exists on a thought provoking level Are personal rights or security paramount How far would you go in allegiance to your country One thing to to take into consideration is that it is written in a sort of dialect, and although not at all tough reading, it takes a while to get used to In general, a remarkably interesting and recommended yarn about patriotism and personal conflict, and just a well executed piece of work in general. This book caught me off guard At first I thought I was going to be reading a normal World War II book, but this wasn t the average World War II book Instead of a war story of fighting and killing, this book told a story from a homeland perspective I actually liked this approach It got me thinking about the other parts of the war and not just parts fought in battles The book pointed out how racial America was to Japanese people and culture during world war II It was a change from the average war book and I enjoyed it.Everything changes when the Japanese decide to bomb Pearl Harbor, which is located on the same island as Eddy s home Like many in the United States, Eddy hears the call to arms and decides he is going to fight for his country Against his father s and mother s wishes he enlist at the age of 17 Eddy expects to see action, but the U.S Military has other plans for him Since him and his friends are all Japanese themselves, the military does not trust them Instead they send Eddy and a small group of men to go train dogs in the Gulf Coast These men were picked solely on the fact that they were Japs Therefore they must smell and act like the same Japs that these dogs are going to train to kill After increasingly harsh training and violence, the men are sent back home There are many different characters in this book The main character Eddy is your every day kid in the 1940 s He plays baseball, helps his father, and likes to have fun with his friends His best friends are Cobra and Golden Boy and these two are funny They bring a cynical sense of humor Whenever there is a serious moment, you can expect them to make jokes The setting of this book takes place in many places From Hawaii to Wisconsin and Wisconsin to two islands of the coast of Mississippi in the 1940 s during world war II These island have a tropical feel to them much like the island that U.S soldiers were fighting on in the pacific.I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to see a different view on World War II It gives an idea to what it must be like torn between two worlds I feel that to read this book you have to have some what of an idea of what life was like in the 40 s.I feel that the target age for this book is a teenager This book would be good for a person thinking about joining the military Also, this book could mostly be for guys due to the fact that it is centered around guy humor and war.