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  • Title: Last Letters from Attu: The True Story of Etta Jones, Alaska Pioneer and Japanese POW
  • Author: Mary Breu Ray Hudson
  • ISBN: 9780882408101
  • Page: 237
  • Format: Paperback

  • Etta Jones was not a World War II soldier or a war time spy She was an American school teacher who in 1941 who along with her husband, Foster agreed to teach the Natives on the remote Aleutian island of Attu They were both sixty two years old when they left Alaska s mainland for Attu against the advice of friends and family Etta, and her sister moved to the TerritorEtta Jones was not a World War II soldier or a war time spy She was an American school teacher who in 1941 who along with her husband, Foster agreed to teach the Natives on the remote Aleutian island of Attu They were both sixty two years old when they left Alaska s mainland for Attu against the advice of friends and family Etta, and her sister moved to the Territory of Alaska in 1922 She planned to stay only one year as a vacation, but this 40 something year old nurse from back east met Foster Jones and fell in love She married and for nearly twenty years they taught in remote Alaskan villages including their last posting on Attu Island at the far end of the Aleutian island chain Etta s life changed forever on that Sunday morning in June 1942 when almost 2,000 Japanese military men invaded Attu Island and Etta became a prisoner of war She was taken from American soil to Japan and given up for dead This is the story of a brave American, a woman of courage and resolve with inextinguishable spirit.
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    Commentaires:

    Dave
    This is a fascinating look at a courageous women, her experiences in early twentieth century bush Alaska, and her role as the first American woman taken prisoner by the Japanese. The book details what happened at the beginning of World War II on Attu to Etta Jones and her husband, and the harsh reality of Japanese internment. But it also is a very interesting examination of public school teachers in bush Alaska, sometimes introducing children to western education for the first time ever. The iso [...]

    Jean
    This remarkable story is about Etta Jones, a pioneer who moved from Yonkers, NY to Alaska in the early 30’s. She had planned to stay one year, but she fell in love, married and stayed for twenty. Etta and her husband were employed by the Alaskan Indian Service and taught native peoples in remote villages. Etta was a prolific letter writer and took great pleasure in receiving mail from her family. Her grand niece, author of this book, relied on Ettas’s correspondence and her own research to s [...]

    Roses2u
    I found this book surprisingly interesting. I was particularly fascinated by the descriptions of the lifestyle of the Alaska natives in the villages. Etta's courage and stamina are an example to all women. I think the title should have been more appealing or appropriate. There was so much more to Etta's story than a few letters from Attu. Someone gave me this book almost a year before I picked it up to read. An enjoyable read.

    Beth
    I can't recommend this book enoughThe true story of Etta Jones is amazingand inspiring

    Lindsey
    The first 50% of the text reviews Etta’s life as a school teacher in rural Alaska and stirred within me a desire to return to teaching in rural Alaska. Life is certainly not ordinary and the local people are genuinely kind. The latter half covers her incarceration as a POW. Told through letters, diary entries, research. Well done.

    Erin
    This was an interesting look at a woman who braved the hardships of Alaskan life, always enjoying the beauty of the land. She truly appreciated the lives and cultures of the Native people she taught and served and didn't see them as inferior even though they had fewer material possessions and a different value structure. For me, it was a chance to learn about Alaska and a part of WWII that I was unfamiliar with. It was a little strange when the book switched from the point of view of Etta to tha [...]

    Ann P
    Etta Jones was not a World War II soldier or a war time spy. She was an American school teacher who in 1941 who along with her husband, Foster agreed to teach the Natives on the remote Aleutian island of Attu. They were both sixty-two years old when they left Alaska's mainland for Attu against the advice of friends and family. Etta, and her sister moved to the Territory of Alaska in 1922. She planned to stay only one year as a vacation, but this 40 something year old nurse from back east met Fos [...]

    Erin
    I have never read published letters before and I felt a bit voyeuristic reading these. Having Etta’s personal life in letter available through a book was interesting, but it was not my favorite read.Anyone interested in the early pioneer days of Alaska will enjoy her account of life on the frontier. It is very much like other stories of this fashion in its charming way. Selection of the book was based upon the fact that she was a survivor of a Japanese Prisoner of War camp from the Second Worl [...]

    Kathy
    I thought I'd read enough books about Alaska to know all of it's historybut I didn't know that Attu Island in the Aleutian chain was invaded by the Japanese six months after Pearl Harbor. The only white Americans on the island were teachers Foster & Etta Jones. This book is the story of what happened to the Joneses'd you can read the words "Japanese POW" in the titleMany of Etta's letters and journal entries are reprinted in the book and help to tell the story. Etta is an excellent writer an [...]

    Sharyn
    In 1922, Etta Jones was 42 and decided on a whim to travel from her East Coast home to Alaska. Within a year she married fellow adventurer Foster. Then for 20 years she and her husband lived in remote native communities - Athabascan, Yup'ik and Alutiiq while Etta taught school. (This was the upbeat section of the book - descriptions of the communities before they were influenced by caucasians.)In 1942 Etta and Foster were transferred to Attu. The remainder of the story portrayed Etta (age 62-65) [...]

    Chickadee
    Etta was a remarkable woman who led a remarkable life. She seemed the type of person that I would want in my life. She had such strength, generosity, open-mindedness and a sense of adventure. The book was difficult to read at times because of her hardships as a POW. But the it flowed smoothly through Etta's life's timeline, and the pictures, letters and diary entries were amazing. Thank you Mary Breau, for sharing her life with me.

    Suzanne
    I read this for a book discussion, and to be honest , I wasnt sure that I would like it. I was very pleasantly surprised. This book was very skillfully done, combining exposition with the letters of this real and amazing woman. I enjoyed it and have recommended it to several people, and will probably give it for a holiday gift.

    Cory
    Before I read a review for this book I never knew that the Japanese had taken over an Alaskan island during WWII. I found this to be a great read that did a good job of showing what life was like in Alaska at the beginning of the 20th century as well as life in a Japanese POW camp. I like books like this that are easy to read and that I can learn a lot of interesting facts from.

    Kandace
    Loved this book. The story and the historical documents are amazing. The writing gets a little over-reaching while she's a Japanese POW but how much is there to say about living as a POW, it's not like there's a lot going on. It talks so much about different parts of Alaska which I loved and learning more about WWII in AK was really interesting too.

    Nick Schroeder
    Interesting story of Etta Jones' life in Alaska and as a WWII POW. Read this for our book group. Will make for an interesting discussion. Made me think of the BBC TV series from the early 1980s called "Tenko."The photos in the book were really helpful in picturing the Alaskan landscape.

    Peggy
    This is the story by my Great-Aunt's Daughter and I think book club will find this story amazing! Am proud to present it to book club and have everyone read it!!!

    Beverley Rose
    As an Alaska resident I found this book very interesting. I think it is poorly titled. It really doesn't have much to do with letters from Attu.

    Freshwater
    Fascinating view of Alaska from a sympathetic person immersed in the culture.

    Liza
    I loved this book. It was an amazing story. I couldn't put it down. I even read all the Notes because I wanted all the story. I recommend it to anyone.

    Sher
    Book 14 2012 Reading challengeA few interesting twists. Subject not as interesting to me since I have read so many Alaska pioneer type stories.

    Maryeldredasmp
    The beginning was another "teacher in early 1900s bush Alaska, but once she got to Attu.a compelling read.

    Kathyj66
    Excellent description of life in the smallest of villages in Alaska. Distrubing descriptions of her life as a POW in Japan during WWII. A must read. Fascinating

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