82 Days on Okinawa: One American's Unforgettable Firsthand Account of the Pacific War's Greatest Battle
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About the Author
COLONEL ARTHUR "ART" SHAW (RET.) was a Field Artillery Unit Commander for the 361st Artillery Battalion of the 96th Division during the battles for Leyte and Okinawa. His numerous medals include the Bronze Star. He reached the rank of Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army and was appointed full Colonel as a member of the U.S. Army Reserves. His wife, Jean, passed away in 2002 after sixty years of marriage. Now ninety-nine years old, Colonel Shaw lives in Oklahoma City.
ROBERT L. WISEis the author of 34 books, including five which cover the World War II period.
"A comprehensive and action-packed memoir of the Battle of Okinawa...This dual perspective gives the book a wide-angled view that's unusual in a soldier's battle memoir...a satisfying presentation of the bloodiest battle in the Pacific Theater of WWII."--Publishers Weekly
"A gritty, first-person account remembered from the vantage point of 75 years later. One can hear Shaw's voice as if he were sitting beside you reminiscing through misty eyes about the defining moments of his youth."--Wall Street Journal