World War II

UNTOLD STORY

HIS IS A FRUSTRATING BOOK, at least from a historian’s point of view. On the positive side, Colonel Arthur Shaw, a member of the 96th Infantry Division who fought in the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, shares his visceral memories with verve and pathos—just in time, too, for the 75th anniversary of the Pacific

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