Notes: "An autobiography of an Issei leftist, a native of Tokyo and a graduate of Aoyama Gakuin. The first volume covers the period prior to World War II and includes his years in the Soviet Union; the second treats his wartime internment experience and his service to the American government from 1944." —A Buried Past, 808.
Koide (1902–ca. 1976) trained at the Lenin International School in Moscow in the 1930s, yet in spite of his strong Communist ties, he joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during the Second World War. He is profiled in Asian American Spies: How Asian Americans Helped Win the Allied Victory by Brian Masaru Hayashi (Oxford University Press, 2021). According to Hideo Hoshide, another Japanese American who worked for the OSS, Koide (a pseudonym) was the leader of the Japanese section of the OSS during the Second World War. See Densho Digital Archive.
A unique perspective on the Japanese American experience. Your cataloguer could not determine what happened to Koide after these memoirs were published.
261 and 3, 10, 366 pages.
Edition + Condition: First editions of both volumes. Near fine copies of both volumes in very good slipcases. Volume two has the original obi (bellyband).
Publication: Tokyo: Yushindo, 1967–1970.
Item No: #361056