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E.B. Sledge

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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 WW 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... Read More

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With the Old Breed
At Peleliu and Okinawa
Written by E.B. Sledge


Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: September 25, 2007
Price: $7.99

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... Read more >
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With the Old Breed
At Peleliu and Okinawa
Written by E.B. Sledge


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: December 18, 2008
Price: $7.99

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Also available as a paperback and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
With the Old Breed

Written by E.B. Sledge


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: May 1, 2007
Price: $16.00

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