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The Resource 82 days on Okinawa : one American's unforgettable firsthand account of the Pacific war's greatest battle, Col. Art Shaw (Ret.) with Robert L. Wise

82 days on Okinawa : one American's unforgettable firsthand account of the Pacific war's greatest battle, Col. Art Shaw (Ret.) with Robert L. Wise

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82 days on Okinawa : one American's unforgettable firsthand account of the Pacific war's greatest battle
Title
82 days on Okinawa
Title remainder
one American's unforgettable firsthand account of the Pacific war's greatest battle
Statement of responsibility
Col. Art Shaw (Ret.) with Robert L. Wise
Title variation
Eighty-two days on Okinawa
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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1921-
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Shaw, Arthur
Dewey number
940.54/252294
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Wise, Robert L.
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  • Shaw, Art
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soldiers
  • United States
  • Okinawa Island (Japan)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
  • United States
  • Military campaigns
  • Soldiers
  • Japan
  • United States
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82 days on Okinawa : one American's unforgettable firsthand account of the Pacific war's greatest battle, Col. Art Shaw (Ret.) with Robert L. Wise
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Includes index
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
Control code
on1141794534
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 345 pages
Isbn
9780062907448
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1141794534
Label
82 days on Okinawa : one American's unforgettable firsthand account of the Pacific war's greatest battle, Col. Art Shaw (Ret.) with Robert L. Wise
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
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
Control code
on1141794534
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 345 pages
Isbn
9780062907448
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1141794534

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