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ISBN: 0891419195 / ISBN-13: 9780891419198

With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa

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  • With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa (Presidio Press) – Mass-market paperback (2007)
    by E B Sledge

    With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa

    Mass-market paperback, Presidio Press
    2007
    English
    384 pages

    ISBN: 0891419195
    ISBN-13: 9780891419198

    In The Wall Street Journal, Victor Davis Hanson named With the Old Breed one of the top five books on epic twentieth-century battles. Studs Terkel interviewed the author for his definitive oral history, The Good War. Now E. B. Sledge's acclaimed first-person account of fighting at Peleliu and Okinawa returns to thrill, edify, and inspire a new generation. An Alabama boy steeped in American history and enamored of such heroes as George Washington and Daniel Boone, Eugene B. Sledge became part of the war's famous 1st Marine ... Show more

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Reviews of With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa

Overall customer rating: 4.924
Dan R

Good Read

by Dan R on Jul 5, 2013

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

Ilovetofly

Sacrifice

by Ilovetofly on Apr 21, 2011

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.

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lmsl1144

great buy

by lmsl1144 on Mar 31, 2011

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
by 6thGenTEXAN on 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.

Nancy R
by Nancy R on Jul 15, 2010

A good view from the ranks...Sledge writes his memoir as a member of the marines who actually did the fighting.

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isabelle favier

traduction en français du livre d' Eugene Sledge

Française, et ne sachant pas très bien l'anglais,je recherche un moyen d'obtenir la traduction de with the Old Breed.Après avoir vu le film Band of Brothers,en France, nous souhaitons beaucoup le lire.Grand honneur pour nous de lire les mots d'Eugene Sledge.Aidez nous.Merci

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