They Called Us Enemy


      They Called Us Enemy
A graphic memoir recounting actor author activist George Takei s childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II Experience the forces that shaped an American icon and America itself.Long before George Takei braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a four year old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father s and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future.In 1942, at the order of President Franklin D Roosevelt, every person of Japanese descent on the west coast was rounded up and shipped to one of ten relocation centers, hundreds or thousands of miles from home, where they would be held for years under armed guard They Called Us Enemy is Takei s firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, the joys and terrors of growing up under legalized racism, his mother s hard choices, his father s faith in democracy, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future. Read They Called Us Enemy – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

George Hosato Takei is an American actor best known for his role in the TV series Star Trek, in which he played the helmsman Hikaru Sulu on the USS Enterprise His baritone earned Takei recurring appearances as the announcer for The Howard Stern Show starting on January 9, 2006, after that show s move to satellite radio.

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  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • They Called Us Enemy
  • George Takei
  • English
  • 14 March 2019
  • 1603094504

10 thoughts on “ They Called Us Enemy

  1. says:

    George Takei played a relatively minor character, Sulu, in the first iteration of Star Trek which ended far too soon Years later, many people got to watch this show in endless reruns, and he, with the rest of the cast, became famous to new generations Takei has become evenfamous as a social activist and humorist on social media, which opened up the possibility for him to use his fame to speak widely on behalf of a variety of social causes including gay rights , and develop a Broadway George Takei played a relatively minor character, Sulu, in the first iteration of Star Trek which ended far too soon Years later, many people got to watch this show in endless reruns, and he, with the rest of the cast, became famous to new generations Takei has become evenfamous as a social activist and humorist on social media, which opened up the possibility for him to use his fame to speak widely on behalf of a variety of social causes including gay rights , and develo...

  2. says:

    I couldn t reconcile what I read in these books about the shining ideas of our democracy with what I knew to be my childhood imprisonment. What can I even say Everyone should read this book I am becoming a big fan of these graphic novel memoirs, and George Takei s look at his childhood imprisonment inside an American concentration camp might be the most powerful yet It succeeds wonderfully and horrifically on several levels It acts as a reminder of a shameful time in America s history a I couldn t reconcile what I read in these books about the shining ideas of our democracy with what I knew to be my childhood imprisonment. What can I even say Everyone should read this book I am becoming a big fan of these graphic novel memoirs, and George Takei s look at his childhood imprisonment inside an American concentration camp might be the most powerful yet It succeeds wonderfully and horrifically on several levels It acts as a reminder of a shameful time in America s history a time so terrifyingly recent It offers far too many parallels with the present day, cautioning us against how very easy it is to turn a neighbour into an other into an enemy.It is also just a portrait of a childhood, and this might be what...

  3. says:

    This Review Blog Twitter Instagram I have discovered this book through the GR choice awards this year I have read many good graphic novel this year and I think this one should win because it is important forpeople to read it I am not a fan of historical books but this year, I have been learning much history through graphic novels and lighter novels I read much about the Jew concentration camps but this story is a bit different It talks about the American concentration camps for the This Review Blog Twitter Instagram I ha...

  4. says:

    Even if I hadn t loved it, I d have found it impossible to give less than five stars to such a powerful and important book as this But I did I loved every single page.

  5. says:

    On February 19, 1942, seventy four days after the attack on Pearl HarborPresident Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 The order never used the word Japanese or camps it authorized the military to declare areas from which any or all persons may be excludedas for what kind of persons would be excluded, that quickly became obviouspages 22 and 23Actor George Takei best known for his role as Sulu in the durable Star Trek TV and film franchise teamsOn February 19, 1942, seventy four days after the attack on Pearl HarborPresident Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 The order never used the word Japanese or camps it authorized the military to declare areas from which any or all persons may be excludedas for what kind of persons would be excluded, that quickly became obviouspages 22 and 23Actor George Takei best known for his role as Sulu in the durable Star Trek TV and film franchise teams with writers Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott plus illustrator Harmony Becker to present his childhood experiences in the historical sociological graphic novel They Called Us Enemy Drawn in stark black and white, the book mostly d...

  6. says:

    I did know about the Japanese internment camps I didn t think much else about that other than the blight on our country George Takei has taken his story, he lived through the entire internment process, and he has made an excellent story out of his life When I am able to see what it was like, it outrages me and horrifies me It seems to stupid now, putting people in camps because they are from Japan I m so glad that George has a good story The whole thing was so humiliating for all involved I did know about the Japanese internment camps I didn t think much else about that other than the blight on our country George Takei has taken his story, he lived through the entire internment process, and he has made an excellent story out of his life When I am able to see what it was like, it outrages me and horrifies me It seems to stupid now, putting people in camps because they are from Japan I m so glad that Georg...

  7. says:

    Well done, George Takei and, of course, kudos to the co authors and artists , and thank you for using your frankly, enormous reputation OK, let s put it out there, from Star Trek to advance the common good generally, and specifically, at this time of society and our fragile nation.So, where to start Yes, yes, it s a graphic novel, but it s much, much . It s non fiction, it s autobiographical, it s current, it s important, it s historic, it s informative, and and, yes, as graphic Well done, George Takei and, of course, kudos to the co authors and artists , and thank you for using your frankly, enormous reputation OK, let s put it out there, from Star Trek to advance the common good generally, and specifically, at this time of society and our fragile nation.So, where to start Yes, yes, it s a graphic novel, but it s much, much . It s non fiction, it s autobiographical, it s current, it s important, it s historic, it s informative, and and, yes, as graphic novels go or as these types of autobiographical efforts go , it s quite good, and it s highly accessible, and he s obviously a celebrity, so it s getting a lot of coverage including a massive spread in this weekend s Washington Post so it s a powerful tool OK, it won t be all things to all people Depending upon the circles y...

  8. says:

    George Takei, who was Sulu of Star Trek, relates his childhood of being imprisoned during World War II by the U.S government for around three years After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, approximately 120,000 of Japanese ancestry, who were living along the West coast regardless of U.S citizenship or that they had never been to Japan, were either arrested or incarcerated in relocation centers They were forced ...

  9. says:

    A natural companion to March Book One and a must read.

  10. says:

    George Takei s compelling, heartfelt graphic memoir about his family s experiences during the U.S government s incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II is a must read.After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941, 120,000 Japanese Americans, many of them citizens or longtime residents, were sent to concentration camps The Takeis spent some time at Santa Anita Racetrack George, at the age of 5, thought sleeping in a smelly stall where a horse had lived was great fun , then George Takei s compelling, heartfelt graphic memoir about his family s experiences during the U.S government s incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II is a must read.After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941, 120,000 Japanese Americans, many of them citizens or longtime residents, were sent to concentration camps The Takeis spent some time at Santa Anita Racetrack George, at the age of 5, thought sleeping in a smelly stall where a horse had lived was great fun , then they were herded onto a train that took them to a camp in Arkansas where George thought dinosaurs roamed the swamps outside the barbed wire fence Later they were moved to Tule Lake in Northern California Both parents did their best to make the experience a vacation for their children.This book contains much information that is new to me, especially about the aftermath of th...

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