Last Letters from Attu: The True Story of Etta Jones, Alaska Pioneer and Japanese POW pdf epub fb2

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Last Letters from Attu: The True Story of Etta Jones, Alaska Pioneer and Japanese POW Author: -
Title: Last Letters from Attu: The True Story of Etta Jones, Alaska Pioneer and Japanese POW
ISBN: 0882408100
ISBN13: 978-0882408101
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Pages: 320 pages
Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books; 1 edition (November 5, 2009)
Language: English
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Size PDF version: 1463 kb
Size EPUB version: 1723 kb
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People




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 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.