Last Letters from Attu: The True Story of Etta Jones Alaska Pioneer and Japanese POW review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB

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D 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 Ale. 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 show how Etta gracefully adapted to intolerable weather conditions unfamiliar foods and long separations from her husband and then when she was in her mid sixties survived war death and nearly four years as a Japanese POW

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Last Letters from Attu The True Story of Etta Jones Alaska Pioneer and Japanese POWUtian island chain Etta's life changed forever on that Sunday morning in June 1942  when almost 2000 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?. Etta Jones single 42 years old and an accomplished teacher and nurse arrived in Alaska in August 1922 One year later she married gold prospector Foster Jones For the next 19 years they lived worked and taught in remote Athabascan Alutii Yup’ik and Aleut villages where they were the only white people Their last assignment was AttuAfter the invasion Etta spent 39 months in Japanese POW sites located in Yokohama and Totsuka She was the first female Caucasian taken prisoner by a foreign enemy on the North American Continent since the War of 1812 and she was the first American female released by the Japanese at the end of World War IIUsing descriptive letters she penned her unpublished manuscript historical documents and personal interviews with key people who were involved with events as they happened her extraordinary story is told for the first time in Last Letters from Attu The True Story of Etta Jones Alaska Pioneer and Japanese POW courageous woman moved to Alaska and met her husband They worked together to help and teach the children Living their lives when it was disrupted by the Japanese invasion The book made me think about we need to be living everyday as if it was our last and try to make the most of each day Even if it seems insignificant we need to try to do our best try to make the world a little bit better and try to do good for those around us

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Last Letters from Attu: The True Story of Etta Jones, Alaska Pioneer and Japanese POW review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB µ 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 agrEtta 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 an. Narrated by Janet Polata and borrowed from the National Library for the Blind and Print Disabled