Author Thomas Anderson’s New Book “Shemya” is a Mostly True Account of a One-year Tour of Duty on a Remote Outpost at the End of the Aleutian Island Chain of Alaska

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Recent release “Shemya” from Page Publishing author Thomas Anderson is the chronicle of an Air Force electronic technician in the sixties serving on a perilous outpost only 230 miles to the east of the Soviet Union.

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Thomas Anderson, an architect and Air Force veteran, has completed his new book “Shemya”: a fascinating and lighthearted account of the author’s tour of duty on a subarctic island closer to Russia than to the United States in the depths of the Cold War.

Shemya is a mostly true story of Tom’s time on the island of Shemya, an outpost at the end of the Aleutian island chain of Alaska. Tom’s time was scheduled to be one year, the minimum sentence according to Air Force regulations. It wasn’t long until things began to change.
Tom was an electronic technician and was at Shemya to maintain the electronic air navigational aids that were on the island, specifically a TACAN set, a state-of-the-art instrument that gave a pilot the location of his aircraft.

The danger that was inherent in the island’s location and the details of his duty were an always present factor in Tom’s daily life.
Despite all the obstacles, Tom was able to turn his time at Shemya into an enormously enriching experience.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Thomas’s illuminating story gives readers a personal glimpse life of an extreme subarctic island in the service of the US Air Force during the Cold War.

Readers who wish to experience this enjoyable work can purchase“Shemya” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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