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With the Old Breed: The World War Two Pacific Classic [Paperback]

Eugene B Sledge
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"Of all the books about the ground war in the Pacific, [With the Old Breed] is the closest to a masterpiece" (The New York Review of Books)

"One of the most arresting documents in war literature." (John Keegan)

"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 camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary - into terms we mortals can grasp." (Tom Hanks)

"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 deal, the real war: unvarnished, brutal, without a shred of sentimentality or false patriotism, a profound primer on what it actually was like to be in that war. It is a classic that will outlive all the armchair generals' safe accounts of--not the "good war"--but the worst war ever." (Ken Burn)

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The amazing and moving WW2 memoir, on which the epic Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg series The Pacific is based

From the Publisher

The amazing and moving WW2 memoir, on which the major new Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg series The Pacific is based.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

E. B. Sledge was born in Mobile, Alabama. In late 1943 he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, and was then sent to the Pacific where he fought at Peleliu and Okinawa. After returning from the war he immediately began working on a book based on the notes he had taken while posted in the Pacific theatre, which became With the Old Breed. Sledge joined the biology faculty of Alabama College, where he taught until his retirement. Sledge died on March 3rd, 2001.
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