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The Resource The storm on our shores : one island, two soldiers, and the forgotten battle of World War II, Mark Obmascik

The storm on our shores : one island, two soldiers, and the forgotten battle of World War II, Mark Obmascik

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The storm on our shores : one island, two soldiers, and the forgotten battle of World War II
Title
The storm on our shores
Title remainder
one island, two soldiers, and the forgotten battle of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Mark Obmascik
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From a bestselling author, the heartbreaking, redemptive story of two World War II soldiers whose fateful encounter in the Forgotten War of Alaska has fascinated Americans for decades. In researching his bestselling book The Big Year, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mark Obmascik rediscovered a long-lost document from World War II: the diary of a Japanese surgeon, recovered from his body by the soldier who killed him. In the Cradle of Storms reveals the layered and moving story of two men bound together by a nineteen-page diary--and how its words eventually captivated American troops and changed our war-torn society. Written as one desperate man's final testament, Paul Nobuo Tatsuguchi's journal revealed the medic's studies in America and his love for the US. It sent shock waves through American troops of the 1940s, shattering racist preconceptions and opening eyes to the common humanity of soldiers on both sides of the battle lines. Years later, it sent Laura Tatsuguchi Davis, the dead medic's daughter, on an intense search for the truth behind her father's life and legacy. And it drove Dick Laird--the sergeant who found the diary--to undertake a forty-year quest on two continents to find Laura, whose kindness and forgiveness offered redemption for his own tortured soul. With journalistic acumen, sensitivity, and unmatched narrative skills, Obmascik tells the unforgettable true story of a horrific battle on a barren Alaskan island, two families struggling for peace, and the unlikely road to forgiveness"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Obmascik, Mark
Dewey number
940.54/28
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tatsuguchi, Paul Nubuo
  • Japan
  • Attu, Battle of, Alaska, 1943
Label
The storm on our shores : one island, two soldiers, and the forgotten battle of World War II, Mark Obmascik
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-234)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Delivery -- Love -- Homeland -- Isolation -- Conscripted -- Trapped -- Escape -- Pearl -- Conquered -- Heartsick -- Attu -- Quagmire -- Sunday -- Come On, Let's Go! -- Bushido -- Fog -- News -- Fury -- Joy and Laura -- Home -- Quest -- Deliverance -- Return
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Astria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xvii, 236 pages
Isbn
9781451678376
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018034780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
2018034780
Label
The storm on our shores : one island, two soldiers, and the forgotten battle of World War II, Mark Obmascik
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-234)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Delivery -- Love -- Homeland -- Isolation -- Conscripted -- Trapped -- Escape -- Pearl -- Conquered -- Heartsick -- Attu -- Quagmire -- Sunday -- Come On, Let's Go! -- Bushido -- Fog -- News -- Fury -- Joy and Laura -- Home -- Quest -- Deliverance -- Return
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Astria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xvii, 236 pages
Isbn
9781451678376
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018034780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
2018034780

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