COLONEL ARTHUR "ART" SHAW (1920-2020) 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, Joan, passed away in 2002 after sixty years of marriage. Colonel Shaw died on March 13, 2020, at the age of 99, one week after the publication of 82 Days on Okinawa. ROBERT L. WISE is 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 vivid re-creation of a campaign so vicious that the soldiers involved rejoiced when they heard about Hiroshima." -- Kirkus Reviews
"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