With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa

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Based on notes he kept on slips of paper tucked secretly away in his Bible, Eugene Sledge has written a devastingly powerful memoir of his experience fighting in the South Pacific during WWII. John Keegan describes this stirring account of the vitality and bravery of the Marines as "one of the most arresting doceuments in war literature".

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Charles

Sep 14, 2015

Great Book

After viewing HBO'S, "The Pacific," I decided to read the four books it was based on.

This is E. Sledge's story of his experience in the Pacific theater. It states that he wrote this for his family and never intended it to be published, so I expect that it is true to his memory and not embellished.

Dan R

Jul 5, 2013

Good Read

Excellent Book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ilovetofly

Apr 21, 2011

Sacrifice

Thousands of American lives were sacrificed and millions of lives were changed during WWII. The battles fought on Peleliu and Okinawa changed history. E.B. Sledge wrote about his experiences fighting these battles from the standpoint of an enlisted Marine. He brings forth the horrors and waste of war, even though necessary to preserve a way of life. If you ever thought war was glorious, this book will change your opinion. A "must read" for those who want a better understanding of what the "Greatest Generation" did for America.

lmsl1144

Mar 31, 2011

great buy

this is an excellent book. if you are into wwII you will love this book. it gives a very detailed description of a marines life in the pacific

6thGenTEXAN

Jul 24, 2010

THE MOST DESCRIPTIVE account of on the ground combat in the Pacific Theater that I have ever read. I really don't know how survivors, like Sledge made it through and kept their sanity. They truly are "THE GREATEST GENERATION".
Outstanding and informative read. Highly recommend it. 5 stars.

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