"The Tango War"

The Tango War: The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds and Riches of Latin America During World War II by Mary Jo McConahay

St. Martin's Press, 336 pages

Seiichi Higashide, a teacher and shop owner from Hokkaido, Japan, had lived in Peru for 15 years when he was arrested in 1944. As he was told to strip naked by men carrying bayonets, “Higashide held on to one thought: he had committed no crime.”