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The Aleutian Campaign

WWII forever changed the landscape and the people of the Aleutian Islands. Here are some books about the Aleutian Island Campaign, an often forgotten part of history and the war.

The Storm on Our Shores

One Island, Two Soldiers, and the Forgotten Battle of World War II

By: Mark Obmascik
Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
Length: 9 hours 1 minute

This “engrossing” (The Wall Street Journal) national bestseller and true “heartbreaking tale of tragedy and redemption” (Hampton Sides, bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers) reveals how a discovered diary—found during a brutal World War II battle—changed our war-torn society’s perceptions of Japan.

May 1943. The Battle of Attu—called “The... Read more

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The Wind is Not a River

By: Brian Payton
Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
Length: 9 hours 47 minutes

A gripping tale of survival and an epic love story in which a husband and wife–separated by the only battle of World War II to take place on American soil–fight to reunite in Alaska's starkly beautiful Aleutian IslandsFollowing the death of his younger brother in Europe, journalist John Easley is determined to find meaning in his loss, to... Read more

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The Aleutian Islands Campaign

The History of Japan's Invasion of Alaska during World War II

By: Charles River Editors
Narrated by: David Zarbock
Length: 1 hour 33 minutes

Fought over bitterly cold flecks of rock and tundra scattered across the remote waters marking the boundary between the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean, the Aleutian Islands campaign represented one of the strangest encounters of World War II. Curving southwestward from the southwest coast of Alaska like the tail of a stingray, the rugged,... Read more

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Aleutian Sparrow

By: Karen Hesse
Narrated by: Sarah Jones
Length: 1 hour 45 minutes

Vera, a young Aleut girl who lives with an elderly couple on a larger island so that she can attend school, returns home for the summer of 1942 to visit her mother and friends. But when the Japanese launch an air attack on the Aleutian Islands, the U.S. government reacts by "evacuating" most of the Aleut population. Vera and her village are... Read more

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