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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- ISBN: 9780062907448
- ISBN: 0062907441
- Physical Description: ix, 345 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
- Copyright: ©2020
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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.
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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