A Taste for Strawberries--The Independent Journey of Nisei Farmer Manabi Hirasaki

Item # 231506.

By Manabi Hirasaki, with Naomi Hirahara.

A young boy running through the garlic fields of Gilroy, California. A Japanese American on the battlefields of World War II Europe. A thirty-something man staking out new land for a farming venture that would change his life. Manabi Hirasaki, the son of a successful California farmer, lived this Nisei experience in his own way and on his own terms. A Taste For Strawberries vividly recounts one man’s enduring relationship with the world of strawberries and his rise to become the first non-European American board member of Driscoll Strawberry Associates, the world’s largest commercial strawberry distributor. A 522nd Field Artillery Battalion veteran, savvy entrepreneur, and generous philanthropist, the story of Mr. Hirasaki’s life is sure to touch readers with its spirit and humor.

Paper: 217 pp.

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