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With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
With the Old Breed At Peleliu and Okinawa
Author: Eugene Sledge
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,...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780891419068
ISBN-10: 0891419063
Publication Date: 5/1/2007
Pages: 352
Edition: Reprint
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Publisher: Presidio Press
Book Type: Paperback
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A wonderful first hand view of what the Marines faced on Peleliu and Okinawa. It is easy to understand why the producers of the HBO series "The Pacific" selected this book and its author to help depict the drama of the U.S. Marines against Japan during World War II.

Eugene Sledge's narration of the filth the Marines and the Japanese lived and fought in on Okinawa takes some understanding. When I was a teenager, I lived down the street from a former Marine who also fought on Okinawa. We thought it funny that he would take three and four showers a day, as he wife once told us. But my reading since then of the conditions the Marines endured on Okinawa have helped me understand why he did so.

If this book ignites your interest, then I strongly recommend that you also read "Tennozan." This book covers the battle of Okinawa in much more depth, and mostly deals with the conditions the Americans, Japanese and Okinawans had to deal with during the battle. It offers a tremendous perspective of war from all three viewpoints.


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