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With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa

Author: E B Sledge
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, [1996?]
Series: Classics of naval literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As a society, America needs from time to time to question the conduct of its foreign relations. WITH THE OLD BREED, by Eugene B. Sledge, provides the ultimate "reality check" by serving as a graphic reminder of the horrors America has periodically required its young men to endure for the higher cause of defending freedom. The battles of Peleliu (1944) and Okinawa (1945) were particularly appalling. Sledge's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Military history
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: E B Sledge; E B Sledge
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E B Sledge
ISBN: 1557507473 9781557507471 9780891419068 0891419063
OCLC Number: 35132407
Notes: "The Naval Institute Press edition is reproduced from a 1990 reprint"--Title page verso.
Description: xxxiii, 326 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Foreword by Brig. Gen. Walter S. McIlhenny --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction by Victor Davis Hanson --
pt. 1. Peleliu: a neglected battle. Foreword by Lt. Col. John A. Crown ; 1. Making of a Marine ; 2. Preparation for Combat ; 3. On to Peleliu ; 4. Assault into Hell ; 5. Another Amphibious Assault ; 6. Brave Men Lost --
pt. II. Okinawa : the final triumph. Foreword by Capt. Thomas J. Stanley ; 7. Rest and Rehabilitation ; 8. Prelude to Invasion ; 9. Stay of Execution ; 10. Into the Abyss ; 11. Of Shock and Shells ; 12. Of Mud and Maggots ; 13. Breakthrough ; 14. Beyond Shuri ; 15. End of the Agony --
Appendix A. Roll of Honor --
Bibliography.
Series Title: Classics of naval literature.
Responsibility: E.B. Sledge ; with an introduction by Joseph H. Alexander.

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Presents an account of the vitality and bravery of the Marines in the battles at Peleliu and Okinawa. Presenting a chronicle of action and courage, this memoir features the experience of the author  Read more...

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"Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed. He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific--the terror, the Read more...

 
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