Thorndike Press

The Storm on Our Shores: One Island, Two Soldiers, and the Forgotten Battle of World War II

  • Mark Obmascik
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  • ISBN-10: 1432866109
  • ISBN-13: 9781432866105
  • DDC: 940.54
  • Shipping Weight: 1.20 lbs ( .54 kgs)
  • 424 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released June 2019

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist

May 1943. The Battle of Attu raged on the Aleutian island amidst Arctic cold, impenetrable fog, and rocketing winds. American and Japanese forces fought a yearlong campaign, suffering thousands of casualties. Among them was Japanese medic Paul Nobuo Tatsuguchi, a Hiroshima native who had been educated in California. He loved America, but was called to enlist in the Imperial Army of Japan. Heartsick, Tatsuguchi performed his duties and kept a diary — never knowing that finding it would lead Silver Star–winning American soldier Dick Laird to find solace for his own tortured soul.