Irving Warner

The War Journal of Lila Ann Smith

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Description

Fiction. THE WAR JOURNAL OF LILA ANN SMITH is based on a true story of the invasion and subsequent occupation of the Island of Attu by the Japanese during World War II. This action was followed by the removal of the occupants of Attu to another island near Japan. Irving Warner, after 25 years of research, after interviewing as many survivors as possible, developed this novel focusing on the single Caucasian woman who lived through this, a woman whose husband was killed during the invasion and who went to Japan with the native people. As the author writes in his foreword to this book: “I open this gate and invite you into the life and times of 44 real people on Attu Island, June 1942, all part of the historical record of World War II. I’ve changed all the names in THE WAR JOURNAL OF LILA ANN SMITH. I’ve altered some of the facts, especially that of the historical school teacher, who was not interred on Hokkaido Island, but on another island near Yokohama. But beyond this gate, the reader is visiting the spirit and times of the real story, and practically speaking, the events themselves. But I cannot own this story, no one can.”

Additional information

Weight 0.3 oz
Dimensions 5.5 × 0.6 × 8.5 in
Format

Paperback

Author

Irving Warner

ISBN

978-1-929355-33-4

Amazon

http://a.co/271iJNT

Smashwords

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/3295

Original Language

English

Publish Date

11/1/2007

Page/Word Count

300 pages

Praise

and exceptionally well written, and the incarceration-exile as civilian POWs with no Habeas Corpus available for her or the Aleuts. –Harriett Klausner, Fairbanks News-Miner Based on a real event, it pays overdue homage to some of that war s long forgotten victims. It s an impressive achievement. –David James, it s an important addition to the literatures of both Alaska and World War II. Most importantly, richly detailed, the death of her second husband, the enthusiasm of her students, The War Journal of Lila Ann Smith is an unusually well-crafted book. Thoroughly researched

Imprint

PBS

2 reviews for The War Journal of Lila Ann Smith

  1. David James, Fairbanks News-Miner

    The War Journal of Lila Ann Smith is an unusually well-crafted book. Thoroughly researched, richly detailed, and exceptionally well written, it s an important addition to the literatures of both Alaska and World War II. Most importantly, it pays overdue homage to some of that war a long forgotten victims. It’s an impressive achievement.

  2. Harriett Klausner

    Based on a real event, THE WAR JOURNAL OF LILA ANN SMITH is an exciting historical fiction that shows how far-reaching WWII was. The use of a journal enables the audience to understand how Lila Ann feels about events including the tedium of the voyage, the enthusiasm of her students, the death of her second husband, and the incarceration-exile as civilian POWs with no Habeas Corpus available for her or the Aleuts.

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