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Edward Rasmussen

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First Lieutenant Edward Rasmussen, USA (ret.) “while in the Army Air Corps at Lowry Field in 1942, Cpl. Edward Rasmussen on impulse signed up for elementary Japanese at Denver University, and the course of his life was changed. Within a year, he had married his brilliant young Japanese-American teacher and been claimed by Military Intelligence for their language program. By war’s end, he was at Washington Document Center. After discharge, he resumed his career as insure broker, but in time became consultant to Japanese corporations in the United States. Since retirement, he writes military history using Japanese sources and translates for other military historians.”  First Lieutenant Edward Rasmussen is the author of Hell's Anvil: The Forging of a Fanatic Fighter and Siberia, Japan & WWI.


According to the book description of Siberia, Japan & WWI, “Starting with the l3 period of Mongol domination, the story of Siberia continues through the period of Russian expansion, leading to relations with Japan that were only temporarily interrupted by the Russo Japanese War. This all changed with the Bolshevik Revolution, the Allied Intervention of 1918 and successive incidents, ending with the final withdrawal of Japanese troops in 1925. This history is enlivened with the stories of individual men and women swept up in these events, much of them drawn from Japanese accounts not previously available in English.”

Siberia, Japan & WWI
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Hell's Anvil: The Forging of a Fanatic Fighter
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According to the book description of Hell's Anvil: The Forging of a Fanatic Fighter, “What happens to a relaxed and friendly poet and artist put in command of three dozen comrades and subjected to weeks of relentless combat? This is true story of such a man, a Japanese platoon leader in the Philippines in 1945, told in his own words in a setting of material from U.S. and other Japanese sources for background against which the action takes place. His battlefield journal, distinguished by expressive prose and poetry in classic form, is anonymous, but the book tells how his identity is ultimately discovered, his diary restored to his family, and describes the warm reaction in Japan.”

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