Book details of 'Sleeping on Potatoes'
|Title||Sleeping on Potatoes|
|Publisher||Erasmus Books |
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Reviewer Koos van den Hout wrote:
"Sleeping on Potatoes" is the autobiography of Carl Nomura, born as the son of a poor immigrant family during the depression. One of the defining moments in his life was the internment of all Japanese Americans after the attack Pearl Harbor.
After the second world war and the end of the internment, he worked very hard to get his education and to find a career in science. He succeeded and had a great career at Honeywell.
Carl Nomura has a great writing style. In the book is his resolve to write three books, I am looking forward to the next ones. He writes in an entertaining and humorous way, without treading the more serious subjects too lightly.
This book is a good reminder of how difficult the internment period must have been for the Japanese Americans who lived through it, finding out the German and Italian prisoners of war were treated better. But the Japanese pride and resolve to improve has helped them, at least in the case of Carl Nomura.
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