: Christgau, John.
: 1282130935 9786612130939 0803222793 9780803222793 9780803218970 0803218974 9781282130937 6612130938
: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press,
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The first Japanese American jockey, Kokomo Joe burst like a comet on the American horse-racing scene in the summer of 1941. As war with Japan loomed, Yoshio "Kokomo Joe" Kobuki won race after race, stirring passions far beyond merely the envy and antagonism of other jockeys. His is a story of the American dream catapulting headlong into the nightmare of a nation gripped by wartime hysteria and xenophobia. The story that unfolds in Kokomo Joe is at once inspiring, deeply sad, and richly ironic-and remarkably relevant in our own climate of nationalist fervor and racial profiling.