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82 days on Okinawa : one American's unforgettable firsthand account of the Pacific war's greatest battle

Author: Art Shaw; Robert L Wise
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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On Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945, 1.5 million men gathered aboard 1,500 Allied ships off the coast of the Japanese island of Okinawa, to launch the largest amphibious assault on the Pacific Theater. Then-Major Shaw was the first American officer ashore, a unit commander in the U.S. Army's 361st Field Artillery Battalion of the 96th Infantry Division, nicknamed the Deadeyes. For the next three months their artillery  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Biographies
Autobiographies
History
Military history
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Biography
Named Person: Art Shaw
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Art Shaw; Robert L Wise
ISBN: 9780062907448 0062907441
OCLC Number: 1141794534
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 345 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Prelude to battle. Okinawa ; Surprises ahead ; Settling in ; The enemy emerges ; Coming ashore ; A price to be paid ; Sharpening the focus ; The snakes come slithering in ; Trudging on ; The end of the honeymoon ; No rest for the weary ; Dark days ; Tombstones everywhere ; Cactus Hill coming up ; Cutting the cactus ; Time out ; Tragedy on the ridge ; Slaughter ; The struggle to escape ; Bravery unequaled ; Valor ; No letup in sight ; A storm unabated ; In the dead of night ; While no one sleeps ; What next? --
Starting over: the next phase. The next step ; Struggling on ; Nonstop! ; Clearing the crags ; Going on ; The escarpment ; One more hill to climb ; Onward and upward ; Deadly Deadeyes ; Endless struggle ; Digging in ; Making do ; Plowing ahead ; Disaster ; Conical Hill ; No chivalry left ; Monsoon season ; The lost platoon ; Air strikes ; Stalemate ; Rolling on ; The big apple ; The home stretch ; The final battle ; The bomb ; The road home ; Morning comes again.
Other Titles: Eighty-two days on Okinawa
Responsibility: Col. Art Shaw (Ret.) with Robert L. Wise.

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On Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945, 1.5 million men gathered aboard 1,500 Allied ships off the coast of the Japanese island of Okinawa, to launch the largest amphibious assault on the Pacific Theater. Then-Major Shaw was the first American officer ashore, a unit commander in the U.S. Army's 361st Field Artillery Battalion of the 96th Infantry Division, nicknamed the Deadeyes. For the next three months their artillery proving decisive against a phantom enemy who had entrenched itself in the rugged, craggy island. This is his unprecedented soldier's-eye view of the Pacific War's bloodiest battle-- the climactic final land battle of World War II.

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