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Sinopsis: “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
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
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 Division—3rd Battalion, 5th Marines. Even after intense training, he was shocked to be thrown into the battle of Peleliu, where “the world was a nightmare of flashes, explosions, and snapping bullets.” By the time Sledge hit the hell of Okinawa, he was a combat vet, still filled with fear but no longer with panic.
Based on notes Sledge secretly kept in a copy of the New Testament, With the Old Breed captures with utter simplicity and searing honesty the experience of a soldier in the fierce Pacific Theater. Here is what saved, threatened, and changed his life. Here, too, is the story of how he learned to hate and kill—and came to love—his fellow man.
“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 Burns
About the Author: E. B. “Sledgehammer” Sledge was born and grew up in Mobile. In late 1943 he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. After basic training, he was sent to the Pacific Theater where he fought at Peleliu and Okinawa, two of the fiercest battles of World War II. Following the Japanese surrender, Sledge served in China as part of the occupation force. Upon his return home, he obtained a Ph.D. in biology and joined the faculty of Alabama College (later the University of Montevallo), where he taught until retirement. Sledge initially wrote about his war experiences to explain them to his family, but he was persuaded by his wife to seek publication. Sledge died on March 3, 2001.
Título: With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción Presidio Press, 1981. Estado de conservación: Good. Reissue. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP31856088
Descripción Presidio Pr, 1990. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Dust jacket has heavy rubbing and wear. Corners bent and edges rubbed. Previous owners inscription on fly leaf. Several pages creased from page marking. Clean text. A percentage of the proceeds of this sale benefits a nonprofit organization. Please feel free to inquire for more details. Nº de ref. de la librería SF-170613009
Descripción Presidio Pr 1990-03-01, 1990. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. Reissue. 0891411194 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Nº de ref. de la librería POTM-0891411194
Descripción Presidio Pr. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 0891411194 Very Good in a Very Good Minus dust jacket; Hardcover; Light, vertical crease to the front, right side of the jacket, otherwise the jacket is clean and glossy with no tears, and has not been price-clipped; Light wear to the boards; Unblemished textblock edges; Some age-related yellowing to the endpapers; Text pages are clean & unmarked; The binding is excellent with a straight spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Medium Format (8.5" - 9.75" tall); Brownish-tinted dust jacket with battle photo, and title in white lettering; 1990, Presidio Publishing; 344 pages; "With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa," by E. B. Sledge. Nº de ref. de la librería SKU-U34KK09104067
Descripción Presidio Pr, 1990. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Reissue. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Nº de ref. de la librería 0891411194
Descripción Presidio Pr 1990-03-01, 1990. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Reissue. 0891411194 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Nº de ref. de la librería TM-0891411194
Descripción Presidio, 1981. Hardback. Estado de conservación: Fine New Condition. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine New Dust Jacket. First American Edition. THIS IS MOST LIKELY A FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING.BUT THERE IS NO WAY TO VERIFY THIS. IT IS DEFINITELY A VERY EARLY PRINTING IN OUTSTANDING CONDITION.safely sealed in original plastic package. FROM THE ESTATE OF THE AUTHOR. Nº de ref. de la librería 58079