With the Old Breed
Score: 5
From 1,753 Ratings

With the Old Breed


  • Author: E.B. Sledge
  • Release Date : 2007-05-01
  • Genre: Military
  • File Size: 8677908 Bytes


“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 HanksNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn 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...

With the Old Breed

With the Old Breed


  • Author: Eugene B. Sledge
  • Release Date : 1981-11-04
  • Genre: Military
  • File Size: 2200445 Bytes


In his own book, Wartime, Paul Fussell called With the Old Breed "one of the finest memoirs to emerge from any war." John Keegan referred to it in The Second World War as "one of the most arresting documents in war literature." And Studs Terkel was so fascinated with the story he interviewed its author for his book, "The Good War." What has made E.B. Sledge's memoir of his experience fighting in the South Pacific during World War II so devastatingly powerful is its sheer honest simplicity and compassion. Now including a new introduction by Paul Fussell, With the Old Breed presents a stirring, personal account of the vitality and bravery of the Marines in the battles at Peleliu and Okinawa. Born in Mobile, Alabama in 1923 and raised on riding, hunting...

With the Old Breed
Score: 5
From 6 Ratings

With the Old Breed


  • Author : E.B. Sledge
  • Publisher : Presidio Press
  • Release Date : 2008-12-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307549587


With the Old Breed Book Description :

“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 ...

Leatherneck Legends

Leatherneck Legends


  • Author : Richard Camp Dick Camp
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Generals
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1616737506


Leatherneck Legends Book Description :

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The Old Breed

The Old Breed


  • Author : George McMillan
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1949
  • Genre: World War, 1939-1945
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000054470798


The Old Breed Book Description :

History of the First Marine Division in World War II....

Helmet For My Pillow  Illustrated Edition
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Helmet For My Pillow Illustrated Edition


  • Author : Robert Leckie
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-11-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786252036


Helmet For My Pillow Illustrated Edition Book Description :

Includes over 220 photos, maps and plans following Robert “Lucky” Leckie’s Pacific War with the 1st Marine Division “Here is one of the most riveting first-person accounts ever to come out of World War II. Robert Leckie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 1942, shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In Helmet for My Pillow we follow his odyssey, from basic training on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the raging battles in the Pacific, where some of the war’s fiercest fighting took place. Recounting his service with the 1st Marine Division and the brutal action on Guadalcanal, New Britain, and Peleliu, Leckie spares no detail of the horrors and sacrifices of war, painting an unvarnished portrait of ...

China Marine
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

China Marine


  • Author : E. B. Sledge
  • Publisher : University of Alabama Press
  • Release Date : 2002-05-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780817311612


China Marine Book Description :

Eugene Sledge chronicles the experiences he had while serving as a young marine in the First Division during the battle of the Pacific....

Twenty Two on Peleliu

Twenty Two on Peleliu


  • Author : George Peto
  • Publisher : Casemate
  • Release Date : 2017-07-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612005287


Twenty Two on Peleliu Book Description :

A memoir of a tough childhood—and tough combat—by an “adventurous, lively, outspoken, opinionated” WWII Marine veteran (Columbus Dispatch). On September 15, 1944, the US First Marine Division landed on a small island in the Central Pacific called Peleliu as a prelude to the liberation of the Philippines. Among the first wave of Marines that hit the beach that day was twenty-two-year-old George Peto. Growing up on an Ohio farm, George always preferred being outdoors and exploring. This made school a challenge, but his hunting, fishing, and trapping skills helped put food on his family’s table. As a poor teenager living in a rough area, he got into regular brawls, and he found holding down a job hard because of his wanderlust. After working o...

With the Old Breed
Score: 5
From 6 Ratings

With the Old Breed


  • Author : Eugene Bondurant Sledge
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Okinawa Island (Japan)
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:861763647


With the Old Breed Book Description :

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The Costs of War

The Costs of War


  • Author : John V. Denson
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780765804877


The Costs of War Book Description :

The greatest accomplishment of Western civilization is arguably the achievement of individual liberty through limits on the power of the state. In the war-torn twentieth century, we rarely hear that one of the main costs of armed conflict is long-term loss of liberty to winners and losers alike. Beyond the obvious and direct costs of dead and wounded soldiers, there is the lifetime struggle of veterans to live with their nightmares and their injuries; the hidden economic costs of inflation, debts, and taxes; and more generally the damages caused to our culture, our morality, and to civilization at large. The new edition is now available in paperback, with a number of new essays. It represents a large-scale collective effort to pierce the veils of myt...

Earned in Blood

Earned in Blood


  • Author : Thurman I Miller
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2019-06-19
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1072333414


Earned in Blood Book Description :

Born in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia in 1919, Thurman Miller was the sixteenth of eighteen children in a family so poor, the local coal miner's kids looked down on them. His father was a subsistence farmer and it was rare for the Miller family to have enough food for everyone. But for Thurman, Appalachia was not just a region: it was a culture, a frame of mind, a being. Fighting, playing, and hiding in the hills would soon serve him well.In 1940 he enlisted and served in World War II with the legendary unit K-3-5 of the First Marine Division. He was involved in some of the most horrific and famous battles in the Pacific Theater, including Guadalcanal and New Britain, where as Gunny Sergeant he sent men to their deaths and narrowly escap...

Suddenly We Didn t Want to Die

Suddenly We Didn t Want to Die


  • Author : Elton Mackin
  • Publisher : Presidio Press
  • Release Date : 2009-03-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307547620


Suddenly We Didn t Want to Die Book Description :

In the tradition of All Quiet on the Western Front, Elton E. Mackin’s memoirs are a haunting portrayal of war as seen through the eyes of a highly decorated Marine who fought in every Marine Brigade battle from Belleau Wood to the crossing of the Meuse on the eve of the Armistice. Praise for Suddenly We Didn't Want to Die “This beautifully written and truly gripping war memoir is a significant addition to battlefield literature. A minor classic . . . An altogether remarkable job [comparable] to Crane, Remarque and Mailer. Deserves the widest possible audience.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer “This immediate, eloquent report merit[s] comparison with Thomas Boyd’s Marine Corps [1923] classic Through the wheat.”—Publishers Weekly “A real c...