The Storm on Our Shores The Storm on Our Shores

The Storm on Our Shores

One Island, Two Soldiers, and the Forgotten Battle of World War II

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Publisher Description

This “heartbreaking tale of tragedy and redemption” reveals how a diary found during a bitter campaign changed our perceptions of WWII Japan (Hampton Sides, bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers).

May, 1943. The Battle of Attu—called “The Forgotten Battle” —was raging on the Aleutian island amid some of the worst Arctic fighting conditions in history. American and Japanese forces endured the yearlong campaign as both sides suffered thousands of casualties. Included in this number was Paul Nobuo Tatsuguchi, a Japanese medic whose war diary would lead a Silver Star–winning American soldier to find solace for his own tortured soul.

A Hiroshima native, Tatsuguchi had attended medical school in California. Wary of war yet devoted to Japan, he enlisted in the Imperial Army and kept a diary of his experience—never knowing that it would be found by Appalachian coal miner and American soldier Dick Laird. Translated and distributed among US soldiers, Tatsuguchi’s diary showed the common humanity on both sides of the battle. After forty years, Laird was determined to return it to the family and find peace with Tatsuguchi’s daughter, Laura Tatsuguchi Davis.

Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Mark Obmascik “writes with tremendous grace about a forgotten part of our history, telling the same story from two opposing points of view—perhaps the only way warfare can truly be understood” (Helen Thorpe, author of Soldier Girls).

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2019
April 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
257
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
50.6
MB

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