Yokohama Yankee

Yokohama Yankee

My Family's Five Generations As Outsiders In Japan

eBook - 2013
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Leslie D. Helm's decision to adopt Japanese children launches him on a personal journey through his family's 140 years in Japan, beginning with his great-grandfather, who worked as a military advisor in 1870 and defied custom to marry his Japanese mistress. The family's poignant experiences of love and war help Helm overcome his cynicism and embrace his Japanese and American heritage. This is the first book to look at Japan across five generations, with perspective that is both from the inside and through foreign eyes. Helm draws on his great-grandfather's unpublished memoir and a wealth of primary source material to bring his family history to life.
Publisher: [United States] : Chin Music Press Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2013
ISBN: 9780984457694
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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Oct 19, 2013

Seattle based reporter whose German family has a long history in Japan traces his family roots in that country. Engrossing and highly enjoyable read.

Jun 11, 2013

This is a really, great read. I enjoyed it from the first page to the last. Mr. Helm's family history is dramatic and compelling. Mr. Helm is also able to enfuse the history of the time to make this a story, I could not stop reading. I'm looking forward to his next work.


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