This important biography tells the true story of the only political leader in the country to welcome Japanese-Americans to his state during World War II. Colorado Governor Ralph Carr was an unwilling candidate who catapulted to the top of the national Republican Party and was even pegged as a possible future presidential candidate by the New York papers. But when he took a courageous, yet unpopular, stance on the internment of Japanese-Americans, Carr fell rapidly from favor. He resisted demands from his political opponents to call up the National Guard to keep the Japanese out of the state, declaring, "If you harm them, you must harm me first." Speaking out on the issue, Carr fielded thousands of insults and fought off threats of impeachment. A riveting biography, The Principled Politician is the story of a courageous man sadly forgotten by Colorado and never known by his country.
See the video of "The Untold Story of Ralph Carr and the Japanese" at: http://vimeo.com/28381711. This 50-minute video was produced by Fujisankei Communications International and funded by Nitto Tire USA. The movie is being shown on the majority of All Nippon Airlines (ANA) international flights. Author Adam Schrager is featured, as well as former Colorado Governor, Bill Ritter, Jr.
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