Attu Island And The Costs Of War With Mark Obmascik

Oct 25, 2019

It’s May 1943. The Battle of Attu between American and Japanese forces was raging on the Aleutian island, with an Arctic cold, impenetrable fog, and rocketing winds that combined to create some of the worst weather on Earth. In this unlikely place, a Silver Star-winning American sergeant discovers a Japanese surgeon’s war diary, and finds solace for his own tortured soul.

In his latest book, The Storm on Our Shores, bestselling author Mark Obmascik tells a heart-wrenching but ultimately redemptive story of two World War II soldiers on opposite sides of the field of battle, and a diary that changed our war-torn society’s perceptions of Japan.

Mark Obmascik is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and bestselling author of The Big Year and Halfway to Heaven. He won the 2009 National Outdoor Book Award for outdoor literature, the 2003 National Press Club Award for environmental journalism, and was the lead writer for the Denver Post team that won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize.