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    "body": "<html><body><br/>\n<div class=\"floatright\"></div>\n<div class=\"rgonly\">\n<div id=\"rgdatabox-CoreDisplay\">\n<table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">RG Media Type</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">books</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Title</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Allegiance</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Creators</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Kermit Roosevelt</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Interest Level</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Grades 9-12; Adult</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Theme</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Emptiness of attaining a false dream; Facing darkness; Injustice; Loss of innocence; Power and corruption</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Genre</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Historical Fiction; Mystery</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Point-of-View/Protagonist Characteristics</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Protagonist is young white lawyer</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Availability</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Widely available</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Free Web Version</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">No</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Ratings and Warnings</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Some sexual content</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Geography</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Chronology</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">1940s</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Facility</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Tule Lake [10] - Newell, California</td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"rgdatabox-Core\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>RGMediaType:books;\nTitle:Allegiance;\nCreators:Kermit Roosevelt;\nInterestLevel:Grades 9-12; Adult;\nReadingLevel:;\nGuidedReadingLevel:;\nLexile:;\nTheme:Emptiness of attaining a false dream; Facing darkness; Injustice; Loss of innocence; Power and corruption;\nGenre:Historical Fiction; Mystery;\nPoV:Protagonist is young white lawyer;\nRelatedEvents:;\nAvailability:Widely available;\nFreeWebVersion:No;\nPrimarySecondary:;\nHasTeachingAids:No;\nWarnings:Some sexual content;\nDenshoTopic:;\nGeography:Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia;\nChronology:1940s;\nFacility:Tule Lake [10] - Newell, California;\n</p>\n</div>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-BooksDisplay\">\n<table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Title</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Allegiance</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Author</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Kermit Roosevelt</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Original Publisher</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Regan Arts</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Original Publication Date</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">2015</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Pages</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">392</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Awards</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Finalist, 2016 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">WorldCat Link</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\"><a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\"></a></td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-Books\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>Title:Allegiance;\nAuthor:Kermit Roosevelt;\nIllustrator:;\nOrigTitle:;\nCountry:;\nLanguage:;\nSeries:;\nGenre:;\nPublisher:Regan Arts;\nPubDate:2015;\nCurrentPublisher:;\nCurrentPubDate:;\nMediaType:;\nPages:392;\nAwards:Finalist, 2016 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction;\nISBN:;\nWorldCatLink:<a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\"></a>;\n</p>\n</div>\n<p>Historical mystery novel by Kermit Roosevelt set during World War II against the backdrop of the Supreme Court and the Japanese American cases.\n</p>\n<div class=\"toc\" id=\"toc\"><div id=\"toctitle\"><h2>Contents</h2></div>\n<ul>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-1\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#Synopsis_and_Background\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">1</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Synopsis and Background</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-2\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#Response_and_Historical_Accuracy\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">2</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Response and Historical Accuracy</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-3\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#Historical_Figures_Who_Are_Characters_in_Book\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">3</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Historical Figures Who Are Characters in Book</span></a>\n<ul>\n<li class=\"toclevel-2 tocsection-4\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#Major_Characters\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">3.1</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Major Characters</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-2 tocsection-5\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#Significant_Role_Players\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">3.2</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Significant Role Players</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-2 tocsection-6\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#Minor_Characters\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">3.3</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Minor Characters</span></a></li>\n</ul>\n</li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-7\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#For_More_Information\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">4</span> <span class=\"toctext\">For More Information</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-8\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#Reviews\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">5</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Reviews</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-9\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#Footnotes\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">6</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Footnotes</span></a></li>\n</ul>\n</div>\n<div class=\"section\" id=\"Synopsis_and_Background\"><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Synopsis_and_Background\">Synopsis and Background</span></h2><div class=\"section_content\">\n<p>Its protagonist is Caswell \"Cash\" Harrison, a young Columbia Law School graduate when the war begins, from a prominent Philadelphia family. Though eager to enlist after the attack on Pearl Harbor, he flunks his army physical. However, opportunity soon knocks in the form of an invitation to become a clerk to Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black. In his year working under Black, he begins to notice some suspicious goings-on at the court, and when a fellow clerk is found dead in his office, Cash suspects murder. Wanting to remain in Washington in part to investigate the death, he lands a job as a lawyer for the Justice Department, where he becomes involved in the Japanese American cases, being assigned to defend them in the courts despite his growing conviction that what the government did was wrong. His further investigation into the cases—including a couple of trips to <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Tule_Lake\" title=\"Tule Lake\">Tule Lake</a>—along with other goings-on at the capitol—shake Cash's core beliefs about the country and his privileged position in it. The novel is populated with a wide range of historical figures from the Supreme Court, Justice Department, War Department, and FBI, and actions attributed to Cash in the novel were performed in history by <a class=\"mw-redirect encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/James_Rowe\" title=\"James Rowe\">James Rowe</a>, John Burling, <a class=\"mw-redirect encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Tom_Clark\" title=\"Tom Clark\">Tom Clark</a>, and <a class=\"mw-redirect encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Wayne_Collins\" title=\"Wayne Collins\">Wayne Collins</a>. A brief author's note at the back of the book provides some historical background.\n</p><p>Author Kermit Roosevelt III (1971– ) is a legal scholar who teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and is also the great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt. He was also briefly a clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter. After the success of his first novel, <i>In the Shadow of the Law</i> (2005), his editor asked him to consider writing a new novel set with a Supreme Court setting. Not wanting to draw on his experiences working for the extremely private Souter, he decided to set it in the past, choosing to focus on the Japanese American cases due to the parallels with the situation after 9/11 and with the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. On his website, Roosevelt writes, \"The parallels are interesting in their own right, but the big question is why they exist. Why do we do similar things over and over again? That's what I was trying to explore in the novel.\"<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\">[1]</a></sup>\n</p>\n</div></div><div class=\"section\" id=\"Response_and_Historical_Accuracy\"><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Response_and_Historical_Accuracy\">Response and Historical Accuracy</span></h2><div class=\"section_content\">\n<p>Reviews were generally positive to mixed, with reviewers praising its scope, historical setting, and relevance to contemporary issues, while some found it too convoluted. \n</p><p><i>Allegiance</i> is well researched and mostly conforms to what is known. Much of what Cash encounters in the Justice Department really took place, with Cash largely playing the role that John L. Burling, an aide to Alien Enemy Control Unit Director <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Edward_Ennis\" title=\"Edward Ennis\">Edward Ennis</a>, played in real life. (Though about the same age, he is not literally based on Burling, since their biographies don't match. Burling also appears briefly in the book.) One key element of the book, however, is invented. When <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Draft_resistance\" title=\"Draft resistance\">draft resisters</a> at Tule Lake are put on trial, Ennis sends Cash out west to aid in the prosecution. Once there, he witnesses a bench trial in which Masaaki Kuwabara and twenty-six others tell their story to the court, stories which serve to inform the reader and Cash about conditions in the concentration camps. However, this testimony did not occur. While the Tule Lake resisters did go on trial—and were the only group of Japanese American draft resisters to \"win\" their cases—Judge Louis Goodman dismissed the charges against them, so no such trial took place.\n</p><p>There are also more minor issues of timing. Cash sees <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/John_DeWitt\" title=\"John DeWitt\">John DeWitt</a>'s <a class=\"mw-redirect encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Final_Report,_Japanese_Evacuation_From_the_West_Coast,_1942_(book)\" title=\"Final Report, Japanese Evacuation From the West Coast, 1942 (book)\">Final Report</a> after the Tule Lake draft resistance case in the summer of 1944; the actual revised report came out six months earlier. Later <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Marvin_Opler\" title=\"Marvin Opler\">Marvin Opler</a> tells Cash that many in Tule Lake renounced their citizenship out of fear of what would happen to them when the left camp, citing shootings and arson aimed at Japanese Americans who had returned to California. But this takes place in November 1944, at which point the West Coast was still closed to Japanese Americans. Such incidents did take place once Japanese Americans did begin to return to the West Coast several months later.\n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Brian_Niiya\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">Brian Niiya</a>, Densho</b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Niiya, Brian</div>\n<p>Might also like: <i><a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/Woman_With_a_Blue_Pencil_(book)\" title=\"Woman With a Blue Pencil (book)\">Woman with a Blue Pencil</a></i> by Gordon McAlpine; <i><a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/Heart_Mountain_(book)\" title=\"Heart Mountain (book)\">Heart Mountain</a></i> by Gretel Ehrlich; <i><a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/Snow_Falling_on_Cedars_(book)\" title=\"Snow Falling on Cedars (book)\">Snow Falling on Cedars</a></i> by David Guterson\n</p>\n</div></div><div class=\"section\" id=\"Historical_Figures_Who_Are_Characters_in_Book\"><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Historical_Figures_Who_Are_Characters_in_Book\">Historical Figures Who Are Characters in Book</span></h2><div class=\"section_content\">\n</div></div><div class=\"section\" id=\"Major_Characters\"><h3><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Major_Characters\">Major Characters</span></h3><div class=\"section_content\">\n<p><a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Francis_Biddle\" title=\"Francis Biddle\">Francis Biddle</a>: U.S. attorney general<br/>\nJohn Hall: army lawyer<br/>\nCissy Patterson: owner of the <i>Washington Times-Herald</i><br/>\nJoe Patterson: Cissy's brother and business magnate<br/>\n</p>\n</div></div><div class=\"section\" id=\"Significant_Role_Players\"><h3><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Significant_Role_Players\">Significant Role Players</span></h3><div class=\"section_content\">\n<p>(Appear in more than one scene and/or have significant speaking roles)<br/>\n<a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Karl_Bendetsen\" title=\"Karl Bendetsen\">Karl Bendetsen</a>: army lawyer and key architect of mass removal<br/>\nRaymond Best: director of Tule Lake<br/>\n<a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Edward_Ennis\" title=\"Edward Ennis\">Edward Ennis</a>: Justice Department lawyer, head of the Alien Enemy Control Unit<br/>\n<a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Charles_Fahy\" title=\"Charles Fahy\">Charles Fahy</a>: solicitor general who prosecuted Japanese American cases before Supreme Court<br/>\nLouis Goodman: federal judge in California who presided over Tule Lake draft resistance trial<br/>\n<a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/J._Edgar_Hoover\" title=\"J. Edgar Hoover\">J. Edgar Hoover</a>: director of FBI<br/>\nMasaaki Kurwabara: lead Tule Lake draft resistance defendant<br/>\nBlaine McGowan: lawyer brought in by Judge Goodman to defend Tule Lake draft resisters <br/>\n<a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Marvin_Opler\" title=\"Marvin Opler\">Marvin Opler</a>: community analyst at Tule Lake<br/>\nDrew Pearson: well-known journalist<br/>\nEleanor Jackson Piel: clerk to Judge Goodman<br/>\nEmmet Seawell: prosecuted Tule Lake draft resisters<br/>\nClyde Tolson: top aide to Hoover at FBI<br/>\n<a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Ernest_Kinzo_Wakayama\" title=\"Ernest Kinzo Wakayama\">Ernest Kinzo Wakayama</a>: Tule Lake renunciant leader<br/>\n<a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Herbert_Wechsler\" title=\"Herbert Wechsler\">Herbert Wechsler</a>: law professor and Justice Dept. lawyer<br/>\n</p>\n</div></div><div class=\"section\" id=\"Minor_Characters\"><h3><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Minor_Characters\">Minor Characters</span></h3><div class=\"section_content\">\n<p><a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/John_L._Burling\" title=\"John L. Burling\">John Burling</a>: Justice Department lawyer; assistant director, Alien Enemy Control Unit<br/>\n<a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Nanette_Dembitz\" title=\"Nanette Dembitz\">Nanette Dembitz</a>: Justice Department lawyer<br/>\n<a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Harold_Evans\" title=\"Harold Evans\">Harold Evans</a>: Hirabayashi lawyer<br/>\nArthur Hill: lawyer assigned to defend Tule Lake draft resisters<br/>\nCharles Horskey: ACLU lawyer who was part of Supreme Court defense team for Endo and Korematsu<br/>\nChester Monette: lawyer assigned to defend Tule Lake draft resisters<br/>\n<a class=\"mw-redirect encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/James_Purcell\" title=\"James Purcell\">James Purcell</a>: represented Endo before Supreme Court<br/>\n<a class=\"mw-redirect encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/James_Rowe\" title=\"James Rowe\">James Rowe</a>: assistant attorney general<br/>\n<a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Henry_Stimson\" title=\"Henry Stimson\">Henry Stimson</a>: Secretary of War<br/>\n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Brian_Niiya\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">Brian Niiya</a>, Densho</b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Niiya, Brian</div>\n</div></div><div class=\"section\" id=\"For_More_Information\"><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">For More Information</span></h2><div class=\"section_content\">\n<p>Author website: <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\"></a>\n</p>\n</div></div><div class=\"section\" id=\"Reviews\"><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Reviews\">Reviews</span></h2><div class=\"section_content\">\n<p>Graff, Harry. \"<a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">Standard of Review: I Pledge Only Partial Allegiance to Kermit Roosevelt's Novel 'Allegiance.'</a>\" <i>Above the Law</i>, Sept. 17, 2015. [\"<i>Allegiance</i> is surely an enjoyable read for history buffs and those interested in the events leading up to the <i>Korematsu</i> and <i>Endo</i> decisions.\"]\n</p><p><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">Keymer, David</a>. <i>Library Journal</i>, July 9, 2015. [\"So many characters appear on these pages that it is hard at times to keep a score card, and there is a second mystery to be solved that muddles things up, but Roosevelt... is an elegant writer and acute observer of life along the Beltway.\"]\n</p><p><i><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">Kirkus Reviews</a></i>, Aug. 25, 2015. [\"A Kafkaesque political drama as allegory for America's blind quest for absolute safety from international terrorism while 'the interests of capital' profit from paranoia.\"]\n</p><p><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">McElroy, Lisa</a>. SCOTUSblog, Sept. 29, 2015. [\"Like so many other classic novels—and, make no mistake about it, this one deserves to be a classic, read in history and government and literature courses alike—<i>Allegiance</i> is a coming-of-age story. It is a love story. It is a story of betrayal, and disillusionment, and redemption.\"]\n</p><p><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">Niiya, Brian</a>. Densho Blog, Oct. 23, 2015. [\"Historical issues aside, this is still a fun and informative novel that takes us through a dark period in history in a mostly accurate and very lively manner. It is a shame that more information about that history and the liberties that author took with it isn’t provided within the covers of this otherwise enjoyable read.\"]\n</p><p><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\",_2016.PDF\" rel=\"nofollow\">Nishikawa, Hiro</a>. <i>Pacific Citizen</i>, Mar. 4–17, 2016, 5. [\"... the connections to historical persons and events have been carefully vetted for accuracy. This I found very impressive.\"]\n</p><p><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">Publishers Weekly</a>. [\"This sophisticated, multi-textured novel from Roosevelt... works both as a thriller to rival the best of Stephen Carter and as an insightful look at one of America's darkest historical moments.\"]\n</p><p><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">Strafford, Jay</a>. <i>Richmond Times-Dispatch</i>, Sept. 5, 2015. [\"Readers will invoke that ancestral connection in this splendid, troubling and authoritative novel, one conceived with a vision that sees beyond the years and resonates in the present day.\"]\n</p><p>Robinson, Greg. <i><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">Nichibei Weekly</a></i>, Jan. 1, 2016. [\"Still, the errors do not erase the value of the work in dramatizing the resonance of the Japanese Americans for those within government circles.\"]\n</p>\n</div></div><div class=\"section\" id=\"Footnotes\"><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Footnotes\">Footnotes</span></h2><div class=\"section_content\">\n<div class=\"reflist\" style=\"list-style-type: decimal;\">\n<ol class=\"references\">\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">\"Writing Allegiance,\" Kermit Roosevelt website, accessed on February 16, 2017 at <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\"></a>.</span>\n</li>\n</ol></div>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.164 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.168 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 445/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 2605/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 7313/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 1516/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 4/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:3525-0!*!0!!en!5!* and timestamp 20180309150200 and revision id 28074\n -->\n</div></div><div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div></body></html>",
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