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The dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families--many US citizens--were incarcerated. From 1942 to 1948, trains delivered thousands of civilians from the United States and Latin America to Crystal City, Texas, a small desert town at the southern tip of Texas. The trains carried Japanese, German, Italian immigrants and their American-born children. The only family internment camp during World War II, Crystal City was the center of a government prisoner exchange program called "quiet passage." During the course of the war, hundreds of prisoners in Crystal City, including their American-born children, were exchanged for other more important Americans--diplomats, businessmen, soldiers, physicians, and missionaries--behind enemy lines in Japan and Germany. Focusing her story on two American-born teenage girls who were interned, author Jan Jarboe Russell uncovers the details of their years spent in the camp; the struggles of their fathers; their families' subsequent journeys to war-devastated Germany and Japan; and their years-long attempt to survive and return to the United States, transformed from incarcerated enemies to American loyalists. Their stories of day-to-day life at the camp, from the ten-foot high security fence to the armed guards, daily roll call, and censored mail, have never been told. Combining big-picture World War II history with a little-known event in American history that has long been kept quiet, "The Train to Crystal City" reveals the war-time hysteria against the Japanese and Germans in America, the secrets of FDR's tactics to rescue high-profile POWs in Germany and Japan, and how the definition of American citizenship changed under the pressure of war.

Hardcover:

9781410477613, titled "The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II" | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, March 18, 2015), cover price $31.99 | also contains The Train to Crystal City: Fdr‘s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America‘s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II | About this edition: The dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families--many US citizens--were incarcerated.
9781451693669, titled "The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II" | Scribner, January 20, 2015, cover price $30.00
9780448080277, titled "The Bobbsey Twins Solve a Mystery" | Grosset & Dunlap, January 1, 1970, cover price $4.50 | also contains The Bobbsey Twins Solve a Mystery, The Train to Crystal City: Fdr‘s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America‘s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II | About this edition: Hardcover edition of "Solve a Mystery" title of classic children's series The Bobbsey Twins

Paperback:

9781451693676, titled "The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II" | Reprint edition (Scribner, January 5, 2016), cover price $18.00 | also contains The Train to Crystal City: Fdr‘s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America‘s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II

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The dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families--many US citizens--were incarcerated. From 1942 to 1948, trains delivered thousands of civilians from the United States and Latin America to Crystal City, Texas, a small desert town at the southern tip of Texas. The trains carried Japanese, German, Italian immigrants and their American-born children. The only family internment camp during World War II, Crystal City was the center of a government prisoner exchange program called "quiet passage." During the course of the war, hundreds of prisoners in Crystal City, including their American-born children, were exchanged for other more important Americans--diplomats, businessmen, soldiers, physicians, and missionaries--behind enemy lines in Japan and Germany. Focusing her story on two American-born teenage girls who were interned, author Jan Jarboe Russell uncovers the details of their years spent in the camp; the struggles of their fathers; their families' subsequent journeys to war-devastated Germany and Japan; and their years-long attempt to survive and return to the United States, transformed from incarcerated enemies to American loyalists. Their stories of day-to-day life at the camp, from the ten-foot high security fence to the armed guards, daily roll call, and censored mail, have never been told. Combining big-picture World War II history with a little-known event in American history that has long been kept quiet, "The Train to Crystal City" reveals the war-time hysteria against the Japanese and Germans in America, the secrets of FDR's tactics to rescue high-profile POWs in Germany and Japan, and how the definition of American citizenship changed under the pressure of war.

Hardcover:

9781410477613, titled "The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II" | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, March 18, 2015), cover price $31.99 | also contains The Train to Crystal City: Fdr's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America‘s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II | About this edition: The dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families--many US citizens--were incarcerated.
9780448080277, titled "The Bobbsey Twins Solve a Mystery" | Grosset & Dunlap, January 1, 1970, cover price $4.50 | also contains The Bobbsey Twins Solve a Mystery, The Train to Crystal City: Fdr's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America‘s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II | About this edition: Hardcover edition of "Solve a Mystery" title of classic children's series The Bobbsey Twins

Paperback:

9781451693676, titled "The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II" | Reprint edition (Scribner, January 5, 2016), cover price $18.00 | also contains The Train to Crystal City: Fdr's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America‘s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II

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Product Description: Hardcover edition of "Solve a Mystery" title of classic children's series The Bobbsey Twins

Hardcover:

9780448080277 | Grosset & Dunlap, January 1, 1970, cover price $4.50 | also contains The Train to Crystal City: Fdr's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America‘s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II, The Train to Crystal City: Fdr‘s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America‘s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II | About this edition: Hardcover edition of "Solve a Mystery" title of classic children's series The Bobbsey Twins

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