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Seven Stars: The Okinawa Battle Diaries of Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., and Joseph Stilwell (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series) Hardcover – January 26, 2004


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  • Series: Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series (Book 93)
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press; First Edition edition (January 26, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585442941
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585442942
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,819,045 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“The morning was uneventful, except for a visit from Gen. Bruce (77th Div) and Rear Adm. Kiland who is taking him to his objective. Bruce, as usual, is rarin' to go and is looking well ahead for action. I much prefer a bird dog that you have to whistle in to one that you have to urge out. He is of the former variety.”--Lt. Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner
(Lt. Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner )

About the Author

NICHOLAS EVAN SARANTAKES is an assistant professor at Texas A&M University–Commerce. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Southern California and has written on both military history and foreign policy, including Keystone: The American Occupation of Okinawa and U.S.-Japanese Relations published by Texas A&M University Press.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 8, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Seven Stars collects the battle diaries of two starkly different generals from the World War II battles fought at Okinawa. Lieutenant General Buckner was a straight laced, clockwork-precision type who preferred to use artillery and tanks to reduce entrenched positions, while General Stilwell was a short-tempered outsider who disdained set-piece battles in favor of maneuver. In addition to presenting disparate views of history in each man's own words, editor Nicholas Sarantakes offers informed and informative explanations of crucial events referred to in the battle diaries, as well as glossaries of main characters and military terms. A welcome addition to military reference shelves and primary reference sources of the Pacific battles of World War II, and utterly involving for scholars of military science and lay readers alike, Seven Stars is very highly recommended reading for students of 20th Century Military History.
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