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
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Col. Art Shaw (Ret.) with Robert L. Wise
Title variation
Eighty-two days on Okinawa
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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. The men were there to launch the largest amphibƯious assault on the Pacific Theater. War planners expected an 80 percent casualty rate. The first American officer ashore was then-Major Art Shaw, 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, Shaw and his men served near the front lines of the Pacific's costliest battle, their artillery proving decisive against a phantom enemy who had entrenched itself in the rugged, craggy island. Over eighty-two days, the Allies fought the Japanese army in a campaign that would claim more than 150,000 human lives. When the final calculations were made, the Deadeyes were estimated to have killed 37,763 of the enemy. The 361st Field Artillery Battalion had played a crucial role in the victory. The campaign would be the last major battle of World War II and a key pivot point leading to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and to the Japanese surrender in August, two months after the siege's end. Filled with extraordinary details, Shaw's gripping account gives lasting testimony to the courage and bravery displayed by so many on the hills of Okinawa. -
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Shaw, Art
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940.54/252294
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D767.99.O45
LC item number
S53 2020
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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)
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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
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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on1141794534
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24 cm
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First edition.
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ix, 345 pages
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9780062907448
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on1141794534
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations, maps
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(OCoLC)1141794534
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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
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1141794534
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 345 pages
Isbn
9780062907448
Lccn
on1141794534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1141794534

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