My Family's Five Generations As Outsiders In JapaneBook - 2013
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 Helm draws on his great-grandfather's unpublished memoir and a wealth of primary source material to bring his family history to life.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
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource