WITH THE OLD BREED: AT PELELIU AND OKINAWA

WITH THE OLD BREED: AT PELELIU AND OKINAWA

By: Sledge, E. B.

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"Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Bree d. He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extreme s of the war in the Pacific--the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary--into terms we mortals can grasp."--Tom Hanks NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In The Wall Street Journal, Victor Davis Hanson named With the Old Breed on e of the top five books on epic twentieth-century battles. Studs Terkel int erviewed the author for his definitive oral history, The Good War. Now E. B . Sledge's acclaimed first-person account of fighting at Peleliu and Okinaw a returns to thrill, edify, and inspire a new generation. An Alabama boy steeped in American history and enamored of such heroes as G eorge Washington and Daniel Boone, Eugene B. Sledge became part of the war' s famous 1st Marine Division--3rd Battalion, 5th Marines. Even after intens e training, he was shocked to be thrown into the battle of Peleliu, where " the world was a nightmare of flashes, explosions, and snapping bullets." By the time Sledge hit the hell of Okinawa, he was a combat vet, still filled with fear but no longer with panic. Based on notes Sledge secretly kept in a copy of the New Testament, With th e Old Breed captures with utter simplicity and searing honesty the experien ce of a soldier in the fierce Pacific Theater. Here is what saved, threaten ed, and changed his life. Here, too, is the story of how he learned to hate and kill--and came to love--his fellow man. "In all the literature on the Second World War, there is not a more honest, realistic or moving memoir than Eugene Sledge's. This is the real d.

Title: WITH THE OLD BREED: AT PELELIU AND OKINAWA

Author Name: Sledge, E. B.

Categories: War & Espionage,

Publisher: Presidio Press: 2007

ISBN Number: 0891419063

ISBN Number 13: 9780891419068

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000028399