Infamy, with Richard Reeves
Join us in welcoming best-selling author Richard Reeves (President Kennedy: Profile in Power), who will talk about his new book Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese-American Interment in World War II.
In a story that obviously resonates on Bainbridge Island, Reeves, a former chief correspondent for PBS's Frontline who was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, interviewed survivors and plumbs letters, memoirs, and the relevant archives to document the internment of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese aliens residing in the United States during World War II. In addition, he clarifies the xenophobia and vengefulness of people at that time, which touched even highly regarded individuals like Earl Warren, Edward R. Murrow, and FDR himself, while also showing that some people were opposed. Expect a moving community conversation.